The effect of Transformers 4 movie on the Transformers franchise
The Transformers franchise has no doubt been supercharged thanks to the hit blockbuster movies. Specially, the latest, Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Also known as Transformers 3, this movie has surpassed $1 billion in box office ticket sales, and with a budget of only $195 million, it has made a massive profit. These huge profits guarantee a sequel that’ll keep the Transformers franchise going much like Batman’s and Spiderman’s. The next movie, Transformers 4, has still not been named publicly but it is confirmed.
Transformers 4 will be directed by Michael Bay and is said to have a more mature, less playful story. Transformers 4 may be a bit different but it will be a direct sequel to Transformers 3. Shia LeBeouf has not been confirmed for Transformers 4 and neither are any of the other human characters from previous Transformers movies. Somebody close to the director mentioned, “Michael [Bay] realized ['Transformers 4'] needs to be more like the last hour [of 'Dark of the Moon'].”
However it turns out, Transformers 4 will be a huge hit. Everybody will go watch it even if they don’t like it. Transformers 4 will probably surpass previous Transformers movies in box office ticket sales too.
What does this mean for the franchise? It’s great news, actually! This means more people will be interested in the Transformers. Kids and adults alike will be familiar with the brand and you can expect many of the gifts under the Christmas tree to include Transformers merchandise. Transformers Universe, the massively multiplayer online game by Jagex, will also launch around Christmas 2012, so you can bet many people will be playing it over their winter holidays. Transformers 4 will likely be a summer movie, so if it comes in the summer of 2013, you can bet it’ll only boost the interest in Transformers Universe.