Transformers 4 To Be Stuffed With “Carnage, Military Badasses” And Not Full Of Jokes, Apparently

According to an unnamed source with good working knowledge of the Transformers films, early plans for the upcoming fourth installment are set to shake up the tone and style of the series, yet still structure it as a sequel to the three previous pictures.

So, while you can expect the same robots, and imagine they’ll be more or less looking and sounding the same, it’s time to kiss goodbye to Sam Witwicky, his cartoonish girlfriends and buffonish parents.

This source told Badass Digest:

Michael realized it needs to be more like the last hour [of Dark of the Moon]. So expect lots of big action, lots of carnage, lots of military badasses, very few silly bits.

Very few silly bits… bit not an altogether absence of silly bits? Score one for auteur theory. See also: lots of military badasses.

I think we’ve known for some time that Witwicky was out, but this promise to ditch the goofing around for more slam-bam, if they stick to it, sounds like good commercial sense. Nobody went to a Transformers film for the gags, did they?

 

impaler_epilogue_cov

Free On Bleeding Cool – Impaler Epilogue By Harms And Pun

Watch Footage From This Cancelled Justice League Brawler

TZSS01CovAVilanova

Mark Rahner Talks Career 2.0 And The New Twilight Zone: Shadow And Substance

The Biggest Comic Book In The World Gets Guinness Ratification

Mindless Speculation: Could Charles Soule Be Writing Secret Wars: Renew Your Vows? (NOPE)

dc_bombshells_hawkgirl_statue_580_54c1a9d49c5069.36049067

Win A Collection Of DC Statues And Figures

David Baillie And Oliver Scrute…

LukeEvans

Luke Evans Exits The Crow Reboot

intro-graphic

Comic Bento Brings Mystery Bundles Of Graphic Novels To Your Doorstep – Talking With Jeff Moss

Berlanti

Greg Berlanti May Be Taking Over Television