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Published On: Sat, Apr 12th, 2014

Michael Bay talks ‘Transformers Age of Extinction,’ first in new trilogy and Lockdown

This summer sees the return of the Transformers with the fourth film in the franchise: Transformers: Age of Extinction.

Dinobot transformers age of extinction“It’s kind of like a new Transformers,” Michael Bay told Entertainment Weekly in a recent interview. “We had three, the first trilogy, and this is going to be the next one.”

“Yeah, it’s the first of a new trilogy. I’m not necessarily sure that I’m doing [the others], but that’s what it’s meant for.”

Bay jokes about keeping plot details quiet, including the presence of the Dinobot known as Grimlock.

“I like to keep things very much in the dark,” he teased. “But yes, you’ll understand why they’re there when you see the movie. If you think I’m supposed to give away a lot of story points? No way! Keep it secret.” However, the site does reveal that he’ll be, “150 feet long from tail to nostrils, 63.5 feet tall from the ground to the top of his horns, and weigh 850 tons.”

Bay then went on to talk about a Transformer who is neither Autobot or Decepticon, but is instead a bounty hunter named Lockdown, whose alternate form is a Lamborghini Aventador.

“Lockdown is an interesting character. He travels the galaxy, he works for somebody else. And he’s here for one person, one alien, and then he’s out of here,” Bay revealed in the EW interview.

“So he doesn’t really want to take sides. The cause and balance of the galaxy is kind of messed up when different species play with different species. And that opens up a whole other gigantic world for Transformers. Lockdown’s ship has a lot of meaning that can go into other movies. There’s a lot of backstory about that ship that’s not laid out here. You’re going to see a few things where you’re like ‘What is that? And what is that?’ And you’re going to see a couple shots like, ‘Wait a minute, who are they?’ But we don’t answer those questions.”

Fans may also get a hint or two from the upcoming video game, Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark – more on that HERE

Check out the full interview, Bay’s comments on Shia LaBeouf and starting over HERE

The new film stars Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Kelsey Grammer, Stanley Tucci, TJ Miller, Titus Welliver, Han Geng, Sophia Myles, and Li Bingbing.

 Transformers: Age of Extinction opens in theaters on June 27, 2014.

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