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Transformers 2 Has A Release Date
It's next week! No, only kidding

25 September 2007  |  Written by   |  Source: Box Office Mojo

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With Transformers currently blasting and pounding and deafening its way to an astonishing worldwide gross of almost $700 million, there was never any doubt that Paramount would immediately greenlight a Transformers 2.

Yet they hadn’t set a release date for the further adventures of Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Ratchet and their metallic chums.

Until (Empire gargles whiskey and pebbles, thus achieving a suitably Trailer Man-ish voice) now.

Because they have. And it’s June 26, 2009. Which places it slap bang in the middle of the summer of George Miller’s Justice League and James Cameron’s Avatar. And with more to be announced – many more – 2009 is already shaping up to be mighty interesting.

As for Transformers 2, there’s no further word on plot, but we’d be astonished if it didn’t involve the arrival of more Decepticons after Starscream’s post-credits flight into space. We’re crossing our fingers for the involvement of Dinobots, but we may be the only ones.

Michael Bay, last we checked, is directing the film after all, but he’ll probably find something to get into a huff with Paramount over, so keep a close eye on that one. And we’d be amazed if Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox didn’t reprise their roles, thanks to the glory of contractual obligation.

If anyone creatively involved with Transformers 2 is reading this, though, then take our advice: there’s no need to bring Josh Duhamel’s or Tyrese’s slightly bland soldiers back this time, though. Don’t turn this into one of those sequels where characters return just for the sake of it, a la Spider-Man 3.

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RE: Yeah!! more ROBOTS!!
I'm getting those same suicidal tendencies that I got while watching the first film. I brought my self to not walk out of the first one. I won't be so hard on my self next time and force my self to sit through 2 hours of crap-fest.  More

Posted by joelteon7 at 12:24 on 30 September 2007 | Report This Post

RE: Yeah!! more ROBOTS!!
L: JagLover Very good news. Transformers 1 was great fun and , now the characters are established, there is great potential for a sequel. I'm quite happy for Bay to stay on as director. I think his directing style is perfectly suited to a tale of 40 foot robots beating the crap out of each other. otally agree.   p; If anyone creatively involved with Transformers 2 is reading this, though, then take our advice: there’s no need to bring Josh Duhamel’s or Tyrese’s sligh More

Posted by justified by grace at 15:59 on 26 September 2007 | Report This Post

RE: Yeah!! more ROBOTS!!
The Dinobots are definitely in by all accounts. i didn't mind the original, it wasn't the best film I have ever seen, but given the subject matter it could have been a lot worse. Would like to see the FX worked on, the action was incoherent towards the end and Prime was fake looking as hell, maybe the fact he was red and blue made him stand out. More

Posted by The Hooded Man at 15:15 on 26 September 2007 | Report This Post

RE: Yeah!! more ROBOTS!!
Very good news.   Transformers 1 was great fun and , now the characters are established, there is great potential for a sequel.   I'm quite happy for Bay to stay on as director. I think his directing style is perfectly suited to a tale of 40 foot robots beating the crap out of each other. More

Posted by JagLover at 12:46 on 26 September 2007 | Report This Post

RE: Yeah!! more ROBOTS!!
trebuchet ms"]your point?] More

Posted by umer_ejaz at 12:27 on 26 September 2007 | Report This Post

RE: Yeah!! more ROBOTS!!
Did some one just use the IMDB to make a point about a character possibly being in the film? Do they know that the IMDB is the Wikipedia of the film world? More

Posted by wes clough at 12:24 on 26 September 2007 | Report This Post

Yeah!! more ROBOTS!!
loved the first one, so really happy they decided to greenlight a sequel! I just don't see where they can go with another, seen as most of the effects can't be topped and you didn't really go and see it for the story. oh what the hell as long as Prime and co are wrecking stuff I won't care! More

Posted by Balloo the dog at 11:54 on 26 September 2007 | Report This Post

RE: Bring on HOTROD!!
L: whitelighter With the demise of Jazz I would love to see HotRod make his live-action debut... Till all are one! #0000ff] trebuchet ms"]y have a comeback apparently in the sequel, according to IMDB. More

Posted by umer_ejaz at 11:27 on 26 September 2007 | Report This Post

Blah!
Not seen the first one, not going to see the second one. Only chance of me seeing these is when they come on telly. More

Posted by shool at 10:17 on 26 September 2007 | Report This Post

Lies!!!!!!
EVIL BSTD - There is no such thing as www.KnittingPatternsWeekly.com - u wanker More

Posted by plum bob at 19:33 on 25 September 2007 | Report This Post

don't chase Bay! Transformers was very ok, but it could've been SO much better. go for a better director like Alex Poyras More

Posted by Hughezy at 17:26 on 25 September 2007 | Report This Post

Well first off people bitching about this film being crap or good are just plain stupid. Everyone has a different opinion and screaming definalty that spidey3 was better than pirates 3 isnt gonna get anyone anywhere. As for Transformers? I liked it, it was a cool flick with action/comedy and lots of big robots kicking the shit out of each other. As for the sequel? Well it would be nice too have Lebouf and Fox's characters back as the Transformers were hanging with them last time round. It More

Posted by clarkkent at 17:13 on 25 September 2007 | Report This Post

spoiler!
damn, i know 700mil is a lot of people but still, bit o repect- More

Posted by schroeder at 16:11 on 25 September 2007 | Report This Post

RE: Transformers 2 Has A Release Date
Well, I did enjoy Transformers so I’m looking forward to 2009… BUT – and it’s a big BUT – NOW is THE time to get rid of Michael Bay. I know it’s essentially a movie about toys, made for kids, yada yada… but COME ON! The $700 million box office has PROVEN that audiences can follow a story essentially motivated by 30 ft talking robots - ILM have proven that jets can turn into robots – so, as far as I can see, DreamWorks have no further need for Mi More

Posted by jon5000 at 16:05 on 25 September 2007 | Report This Post

More of the usual Whinging.......
Wow if you people hate every film that comes out perhaps you should visit another site perhaps www.KnittingPatternsWeekly.com More

Posted by EVIL BSTD at 15:58 on 25 September 2007 | Report This Post

Transformers 2: Optimus Pasty Masher
O joy another sequel to a shite film. They should get Team Superbad to write the sequel and John Waters to direct it. It should be 2 hours of Optimus Prime mashing Megan 'Here me Pout' Fox's pasty. It wouldn't be any less pervy than the first film and if we're supposed to believe an alien robot talking Ford Transit has feelings or such why not make him a robot who indulges in dogging too...And Jon Voight can sit in the corner drawing his career, or a cock. Actually whats the difference.....10 More

Posted by callumcostello at 15:52 on 25 September 2007 | Report This Post

Bring on HOTROD!!
With the demise of Jazz I would love to see HotRod make his live-action debut... Till all are one! More

Posted by whitelighter at 15:48 on 25 September 2007 | Report This Post

Meh!!
The first was only ok, I was expecting so much more!! More

Posted by Ed Wood at 15:16 on 25 September 2007 | Report This Post

RE: Leave Spidey 3 alone it's pirates 3 you should go on about it's shit
Transformers was the most satisfying blockbuster of the summer for me. Pirates: convoluted turd Spiderman: Should have held Venom back for 4, plus Maguire was infuriatingly bad Fantastic4: Slightly more watchable than the 1st Bourne: Same old, same old (5 stars? A joke) Simpsons: I'd rather watch the episode Flaming Moe's 3 times in a row More

Posted by CORLEONE at 14:42 on 25 September 2007 | Report This Post

Leave Spidey 3 alone it's pirates 3 you should go on about it's shit
Still haven't seen this but i wish people would leave spidey 3 alone it's fine it's Pirates 3 you should go on about that was utter shit More

Posted by alimac at 13:18 on 25 September 2007 | Report This Post

Insert sarcastic comment here
sarcastic comment here. but seriously i hope they do bring the dinobots in. "grimlock needs new strategem!" More

Posted by dannyo at 13:15 on 25 September 2007 | Report This Post

Excellent News!
Now I know the exact date from which I won't be going to see this film. Thank you Empire! More

Posted by Spanky Hufnagel at 13:10 on 25 September 2007 | Report This Post

Quite enjoyed the first one but...
...I've a feeling the sequel is going to stink like the proverbial turd wrapped in burning hair. The appeal of the first was the spectacle of 40ft robotss kicking the crap out of each other. This, of course, served to distract the viewer from the fact that Michael Bay is, in fact, a lousy director (a scantily clad Ms. Fox also helped tremendously with this). Now that the novelty of giant robots is gone, you're only left with Bay's shaky direction and cheesy dialogue. Surely only a 40ft Megan cla More

Posted by Bushman at 12:41 on 25 September 2007 | Report This Post

RE: Great
^^ lmao.   I laughed at the sub headline of this story: "Its next week! No, just kidding" haha. It wouldnt surprise me, Transformers 2 = Transformers 1 but in 3D. More

Posted by seaneth at 12:23 on 25 September 2007 | Report This Post

Great
Erm, ...really, ...great. I'm so happy. Oh hang on, I've just realised I'd rather eat my own testicles. More

Posted by echofalls at 11:58 on 25 September 2007 | Report This Post

HUH?! Who returned for Spidy 3 "for the sake of it"??!!
"Don’t turn this into one of those sequels where characters return just for the sake of it, a la Spider-Man 3. " Do you mean BRuce Campbell by that? Yes, he was pointless AGAIN. MJ had to be there cos she left her fiance for Peter and had that cliffhanger ending in SM2, Harry/Norman was there for unfinished revenge business, Aunt May was there cos she's AUNT MAY FFS, Ben was there to give Peter CLOSURE on his guilt carried over in ALL SM movies and The Bugle staff returned cos More

Posted by nicky1975 at 11:57 on 25 September 2007 | Report This Post

Bothered ? ........ maybe
My lasting memory from the first film was "are my eyes buggered or was all the action out of focus?" Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the film, but felt slightly cheated by the action. Thanks to that experience, I think I can wait for the sequel to go to DVD. More

Posted by Yorkshire Tic at 11:25 on 25 September 2007 | Report This Post

what happened to "fuck Transformers 2" Mr. Bay, did the pay cheque make up for the lack of a Blu Ray, seriously, what a twat. More

Posted by CameronJames at 10:28 on 25 September 2007 | Report This Post

I feel quite indifferent to this news.
That's my 25th birthday. More

Posted by mattchoman at 10:04 on 25 September 2007 | Report This Post

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