Always with bold prediction, director Michael Bay declared that fans will catch the first glimpse of Transformers: Age of Extinction during Super Bowl XLVIII on February 2, 2014. Declaring that the production portion for the film is now done, Bay also took the opportunity to clarify a rumor recently. Published on his own personal website, Bay countered a persisting notion that he was somehow “ashamed” of the Transformers franchise when in fact he was very proud of each of them. Look after the jump for his full statement on the matter, in the meantime, Transformers: Age of Extinction with Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Kelsey Grammer, and Stanley Tucci will be in theaters on June 27, 2014.
It is a drag talking to reporters on sets. Why? Because often times they take your words and skew things to their liking? Then the crazy, lazy game of reporting on what other writers story’s reported me saying and then suddenly it becomes skewed Internet truth. So I waste my time to restate exactly what I did say, again.
No I did not ‘apologize’ for any Transformers movies. I did not say I shot the last three movies “less cool” then the new fourth installment. I was talking specifically about camera style and tone, of the first movie compared to how I shot the new installment with a very big scale, cinematic style. I was very specific in saying the first Transformers was shot in a ‘generic suburbia’ area, not trying to be cool with any cinematic flashes. I wanted it to feel like this could happen in any backyard in the United States.
So that brings me to letting Transformers fans know that we have completed our five and half month shoot. We got back from a month long shoot in China. My crew and I had a fantastic time shooting in Hong Kong and Mainland China. It was an amazing experience, and I love the country. My cast was absolutely fantastic, and a very fun group to work with. We are working hard cutting the movie right now. I think the first piece comes out for the Super Bowl and a teaser right after that.
And yes, I’m very excited about this new movie. – Michael