ByAlisha Grauso, writer at
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Does anyone know what's going on with the production of Transformers: Age of Extinction anymore? I certainly don't (not that I'm not okay with this), and nobody else seems to, either.

Except , apparently. brings us news of an update, straight from the mouth of our most revered explodey-things-make-up-for-a-lack-of-plot guru himself. When the word "redesigned" is used three times in a fairly brief quote, anything Bay says reads as an attempt to frantically reassure fans that it's still the same franchise, and won't they please, please, PLEASE come out and spend as much money as they did on the first three movies.

We're going to start off smaller. There's a brand new cast. To freshen the franchise, we've redesigned everything from top to bottom. The history of the first three movies is still there. We start four years later and there's a reason why we're meeting a new cast...

We keep the 'Transformers' the way they were. It's just four years later. There's a reason the Transformers are redesigned. We're trying to broaden the franchise and give it more places to go.

Oh, man. "New cast"? "Redesigned from top to bottom"? "Smaller"?! Does Michael Bay know his target audience, or does Michael Bay know his target audience?**

**I sincerely hope you were picking up on the sarcasm I was laying down there, because it was pretty thick.


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