Will Transformers 4 Be a Darker Installment?

There’s a new Transformers coming to town this summer, Age of Extinction, but anyone who’s a fan of the series should know what to expect, especially with Michael Bay directing. But will the next installment be a darker one that’s not exactly for kids?

That’s what one report is suggesting. Titus Welliver (Argo) has a featured role in the film, and as he told Giant Freakin Robot and The Nerdist, “it’s a bit more of a darker vision of the Transformers world…It’s not a kids movie, I’ll tell you that much.” 

Yet as we all know a big part of the Transformers audience is kids, and as Welliver continued, “I’ve now won the hard earned respect of my children because I’m in a Transformers film. I’ve always wanted to work with Michael Bay and certainly Mark Wahlberg and Kelsey Grammer.”

While the term “dark” is thrown around Hollywood a lot, we don’t think the next Transformers would be so dark you wouldn’t recognize it. (If Christopher Nolan rebooted it however, that would be a different story…) As Robot also points out, the big Toy Fair happened in New York, and of course the toys for Extinction were all on display. Kids love trucks and dinosaurs, and considering this film will have Dinobots, you know the kiddies will just go nuts for it.

Look for Transformers Age of Extinction on June 27, 2014.