Titus Welliver, best known for playing “the man in black” on Lost, recently did an interview speaking about the upcoming seaboot (sequel/reboot) in Transformers: Age of Extinction. He only spoke very broadly about the film, but he did mention that this film in particular is a “more of a darker vision” and is “Not a kids movie, I’ll tell you that much”. Hit the jump for the full quote:
How was it for the actor, best known for his roles on The Good Wife and Argo, stepping into the huge Transformers summer movie franchise? “I’ve now won the hard earned respect of my children because I’m in aTransformers film, and I’ve always wanted to work with Michael Bay and certainly Mark Wahlberg and Kelsey Grammer.” And what can fans look forward to in this installment? “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.”
While this is certainly welcome news, it does seem odd to me that Michael Bay and company would make a darker Transformers movie, when it’s a lighter tone that made the last three successful (at least financially). I don’t necessarily think that Welliver is implying that the film could have potential for an R rating, he is just saying that it has a different tone than the others. Moreso than this, it is important to understand that Welliver is speaking as a person who acted in the film, not one who has direct control over the direction of the film itself. Only time will tell how different this Transformers will be from previous installments, as the film is set for release on June 27, 2014.