While some fans wonder if the new Transformers movie is a reboot or continuation, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura has somewhat clarified this in a recent interview TheHollywoodNews.com.
"It’s definitely not a reboot. It’s an interesting question about what you should call it. On a certain level it’s a continuation of the previous stories, in the fact that it acknowledges what has transpired before it."
The producer goes on to say how the repercussions felt from the Battle of Chicago, in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, are not unlike what is felt in real life from the 9/11 attacks.
"It acknowledges in the last movie, the destruction of Chicago, it’s actually something that carries through the sort of emotional repercussions of that, not unlike 9/11 has emotional repercussions in the real world. In a fantasy world there are repercussions to what occurred.
"That plays into the movie, moving forwards with a totally different human cast, who doesn’t know anything about the other humans, it’s not a reboot, but a continuation, yet you’re continuing with a new cast and group of characters. It was a big decision to do that."
Whether that comparison works or not is left for everyone to decide on their own. But it sounds like the fourth Transformers film is a bit of a tiny reboot and a bit of movie continuity as well.
Transformers: Age of Extinction releases in theaters on June 27, 2014.