It's like a romantic comedy -- will they or won't they?
When Megan Fox was cast to play April O'Neil in the Michael-Bay-produced reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, many people began to speculate that Fox might return to that other Bay franchise -- Transformers. If Bay and Fox really have buried the hatchet, maybe Mikaela could crop up again. The rumor got big enough that it got back to Michael Bay.
So -- is she back, Michael?
No. Because it's a totally different story. It's with Mark Wahlberg and his daughter.
Bay's answer is pretty definitive, but he also wanted to make it clear that Transformers 4 doesn't stand completely apart from the previous three films.
It's the same. You have the three movies, but there's a reason why there's a new cast. And it's explained very clearly when you see it, and it's going to feel natural. So it's not like we're starting over or anything like that.
So there you go. No reboot, no Fox. Thoughts?