Michael Bay is in the middle of a chaotic shooting schedule for Transformers 4 right now, so I’m afraid we’re months away of getting a glimpse of what this next chapter in the franchise will look like. Knowing Bay’s work, I can’t imagine it will be that different from the previous trilogy.
For audiences, the biggest change will the absence of the primary characters played by Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel or John Turturro. This new film will feature a brand new cast, but we’re not sure what else will altered. Bay has gone on record as saying the film will be a sort-of reboot, and exist within the same timeline. Will they simply update the look of the Transformers? I’m not riding any bets on faith, here. The secrets are buried in Ehren Kruger’s script.
Thanks to a local Detroit news helicopter and some passer-bys, here are three videos of the set. You won’t see any of the new cast here (which includes Mark Wahlberg, Kelsey Grammer, T.J. Miller, Titus Welliver and Stanley Tucci), but you will get a sense of that familiar destruction Michael Bay knows (and pulls off) so well.