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Transformers Go To Russia
And Chicago for third outing

26 February 2010  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Michael Bay.com

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Well, it looks like Red Square and the Sears Tower are the next global landmarks facing swift and explosive destruction at the hands of Michael Bay and his enormous robot troops, with the news that Transformers 3 is set to film in Moscow and Chicago.

The sequel, which is set for July 2011, starts shooting in May, with Megan Fox and Shia LaBeouf returning to play the hapless humans running away from rampaging robots (probably carrying a Macguffin) and Ehren Kruger writing the script (not joined this time by original screenwriters Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman). Bay has previously promised that this one will not go for more and bigger explosions, instead delving into the Transformers' mythos and becoming "darker". We'd still bet Grandma on there being a fair whack of destruction though, so remember that "fewer explosions" is relative.

So what do you want to see in the third film? 3D? Unicron? Dino-bots? Speak your brain below.


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Dinobots! What about hot rod aka Rodimus Prime?
How can no one of mentioned Hot rod? He is the one that opened up the matrix and became a prime in the original Transformers movie! Also what about galvatron? there are so many that real Transformer fans want to see, where could dinobots fit in with a story set in this day and age? Jurrasic park meets Transformers! I don't think so. More

Posted by hyperdangerous at 18:30 on 04 March 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Transformers Go To Russia
What I'd like: less stereotypes, less American Pie humour, less ogling of strumpet, more coherence, more emphasis on plot rather than explosions. What we'll get: more stereotypes, more dog fucking jokes, more old-people-taking-drugs jokes, more explosions, less plot, less coherence, more ogling.  More

Posted by UTB at 13:06 on 03 March 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Transformers Go To Russia
Really a educative and informative post, the post is good in all regards,I am glad to read this post. ile MD More

Posted by jacobalbert at 12:21 on 03 March 2010 | Report This Post

DINOBOTS
Dinobots! Dinobots! Dinobots! Dinobots! Dinobots! Dinobots! Dinobots! Dinobots! Dinobots! Dinobots! Dinobots! Dinobots! Dinobots! Dinobots! Dinobots! Dinobots! Dinobots! Dinobots! Dinobots! Dinobots! Dinobots! Dinobots! Dinobots! Dinobots! Dinobots! Dinobots! Dinobots! Dinobots! Dinobots! Dinobots! Dinobots! Dinobots! Dinobots! Dinobots! Dinobots! Dinobots! Dinobots! Dinobots! Dinobots! Dinobots! Dinobots! Dinobots! RULE More

Posted by blueron99 at 15:47 on 02 March 2010 | Report This Post

RE: I want..
Gotta be dinobots really aint it! More

Posted by Frank Castle at 12:53 on 02 March 2010 | Report This Post

I want..
Something brutal, none of this group of soliders who are just basic marine's survivng to appeal to the hero factor and some kick ass deceptions getting destroyed (brings a tear to the eye). What I want is unwavering realistic story which isn't just a boring tedious storyline fleshed to introduce some really really bad stereotyped opticons (though that just seems impropable in a fictional robot bashing film that wants to appeal to the kids and all audiences). I want big explosions that have a More

Posted by PeroxideTooth at 10:24 on 02 March 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Transformers Go To Russia
Please leave those obnoxious twins robots out of this one and that sidekick Leo, keep Shia and Meghan of course, bring back Jon Voight, more Josh Duhamel and Tyrese Gibson, John Turturro, more Bumble Bee, more Megatron vs. Optimus. Can you imagine Optimus saying NYET! Transformers in the Kremlin, sounds interesting. More

Posted by JoeyPottr at 08:32 on 02 March 2010 | Report This Post

Unicron, I dont think so!
I dont see how Bay can use Unicron in the 3rd Transformers film when he has made a complete joke out of the only thing that can destroy him, the Matrix! The original concept in the G1 series is that Optimus is only the leader of the Auto bots (Ranked - Prime) as he has the matrix which is the only thing that can kill Unicron. As the Matrix tory is now different it wont really work, i hope they dont make the 3rd film silly like the 2nd, i wanna see more of Prime kicking butt not standing More

Posted by 1stofplace at 21:26 on 27 February 2010 | Report This Post

No more Transformer madness please!
Great more LaBeouf and Fox running around holding hands and calling each other's name a lot while things explode. More

Posted by Gold Digger at 19:36 on 27 February 2010 | Report This Post

Transformers 3 - Darker Territory?? HELL YEAH!!!
Right..ever since being a kid, Transformers has ALWAYS been a must for a movie. Now since Bay's directorial interpretation of them made most male 30 somethings almost drool in their sleep, its been one explosion leading to a bigger exposion..and then you have Revenge of the Fallen!! It lacked that certain something...A STORY!! There were so many pot holes in that movie it made me cringe when it finished! If this is a series of movies made for fans the why dont Bay listen to fans? just because he More

Posted by Angelis2811 at 21:51 on 26 February 2010 | Report This Post

Just Because He Said Bigger Explosions...
... Doesn't mean there won't be bigger robots! Imagine, Russian Combaticons that form Bruticus, whilst the Protectobots hailing from Chicago form Defensor. Menasor for the roads, Superion for the sky and have them "born" for the same reason they were formed in the series. More

Posted by mlh_valentine at 17:57 on 26 February 2010 | Report This Post

As much as I'd love to see the Dinobots I wouldn't hold your breath as Bay hates them. Grimlock sad. That said I'd rather no Dinobots than a repeat of what happened with Venom in Spidey 3. Grimskids and Tyranoflap would probably be the result. They should do the smart thing, find whatever the fan favourite comic book stories were and make that. I think that's why The Fallen was in the last one so there's hope (they broke Bumblebee's voicebox again after all) More

Posted by TheRealMacgyver at 16:52 on 26 February 2010 | Report This Post

lets see, Megan Fox in tight shorts and crop top and big robots. What's not to like? More

Posted by bagrot1 at 16:35 on 26 February 2010 | Report This Post

From Chicago
First, they renamed it the Willis Tower when the insurance company became the biggest tenant. 2nd, I didn't even see the second film because it sounded like garbage, but I would pay good money to see DinoBots taking out my city in IMAX 3D. Because, i mean, who wouldn't want to see something like that? I can already picture a great shot of a T-Rex transformer stomping on the full Tyrannosaurus skeleton at the Field Museum and a robotic Pteradon soaring over the skyline. Throw in a Tri More

Posted by BrianShields25 at 15:40 on 26 February 2010 | Report This Post

I thought the second one was alright. They need to get rid of the parents... they are not funny...in any way! More

Posted by chris wootton at 14:47 on 26 February 2010 | Report This Post

Why?
Just why? More

Posted by willchadwick at 13:47 on 26 February 2010 | Report This Post

Anime story...
Wy cant we just have a remake of the original animated film. That was freaking awesome!!! That way we dont have to have any Hollywood goons taking any liberties with the story. (although Im sure they would) I liked the first one but the second film was total garbage. Too much pointless cr*p. Get a decent script and cut out all the stupid slap stick comedy. More

Posted by chicane09 at 13:11 on 26 February 2010 | Report This Post

Transformers 3
How about letting us actually see whats going on, give us a long shot every now and again. All the faults of the first film were just increased in the second. More

Posted by cabstar at 13:09 on 26 February 2010 | Report This Post

The Transformers films are bobbins...
...but be realistic folks, they are the kind of film we go to the cinema to watch. They give cinema its purpose. The scale, the noise, the action, it all contributes to why we go watch guff like Transformers on the big screen. I actually really like the first one, the second one not so much but i'll stop short of saying I didn't enjoy both on the big screen purely for the reasons i've listed above. That's not to say i'm a film-philistine because there's so much to love about a low-key foreign More

Posted by MusicLovesYou at 12:55 on 26 February 2010 | Report This Post

Ugh
How about a film about robots this time you fucking hack, rather than a film about a variety of annoying people running about being really annoying, and some robots might be in the distance or seen every so often in the shaky cam. How can you screw up a film about robots battling each other for good or evil? Only Michael Bay knows. More

Posted by rich at 12:52 on 26 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Skids and Mudflap
Agreed! They need to go. Only a few people laughed at them in the cinema that I was in but those laughs quickly faded. The only good thing about the last one was the forrest fight. Bay needs to stop adding pointless action scenes such as the mini robots in sam's house in the last one at the beginning and the robot girl. The annoying college roommate didn't help either. Take it all out and the film wouldn't have been so bad. More

Posted by Rico rodrigeuz at 12:37 on 26 February 2010 | Report This Post

The Transformers films are bobbins...
...but be realistic folks, they are the kind of film we go to the cinema to watch. They give cinema its purpose. The scale, the noise, the action, it all contributes to why we go watch guff like Transformers on the big screen. I actually really like the first one, the second one not so much but i'll stop short of saying I didn't enjoy both on the big screen purely for the reasons i've listed above. That's not to say i'm a film-philistine because there's so much to love about a low-key foreign More

Posted by MusicLovesYou at 12:37 on 26 February 2010 | Report This Post

Get rid of the Fox
Is there any point in Megan Fox ( i mean on earth) in Transformers. Wouldnt it be realistic that sam got fed up with her constant pouting and decided to ditch her and get together with say of I dont know anything else on earth. Then we could start working on Transformer battles where you can actually make who is hitting who and where. No stupid dream sequences about distant past primes and no hot human girls that arent human (dont mean fox here) that are actually robots with skin. Bay you muppet More

Posted by Joshua02 at 12:15 on 26 February 2010 | Report This Post

REBOOT PLEASE.
Just ignore the first two films.Get rid of Bay and get a decent director in.Oh and get rid of Le Beauf and Fox as well and make a film about..TRANSFORMERS. More

Posted by darth silas at 11:23 on 26 February 2010 | Report This Post

...
pish More

Posted by jascott at 11:20 on 26 February 2010 | Report This Post

DINOBOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Please please please.Slag, Swoop, Snarl, Slash and Grimlock. Imagine the teaser trailer cutting at the end to a metallic Rex, bellowing "ME GRIMLOCK" oh the joy!! More

Posted by iamkaisersoze at 10:35 on 26 February 2010 | Report This Post

Take out the two stereotypical 'black' robots and I'll be a happy camper More

Posted by Lance_Holland at 10:00 on 26 February 2010 | Report This Post

T3
I want to see Unicron damnit! I think some sort of remake (plot wise) of the 80's cartoon feature could work...with Megatron again being upstaged by a much more powerful foe, and taking another form! If Bay explores the genesis of transformers I hope he doesn't fuck it up! As long as John Turturro is in it I don't mind. and get rid of that stupid hispanic kid! More

Posted by hemibell at 09:56 on 26 February 2010 | Report This Post

what I want from transformers 3
I want it to not exist More

Posted by johnpond1989 at 09:10 on 26 February 2010 | Report This Post

The Great Struggle to Cybertron !!!!
Sub plot on Cybertron would be fantastic, to see the home world in its civil war torn glory. All CG and no humans to get in the way. With the earth bound bots trying to find a way back to there home world to back up there fellow mechanoids. And SOUNDWAVE!!!. Doing a bit more than chillin in orbit, so under used in the last film. I was hoping to see him fall from the sky to aid megatron at the end of ROTF, that would have been an entrance, but no joy there, roll on, or out 2011! More

Posted by take1 at 09:09 on 26 February 2010 | Report This Post

Macguffin?
"probably carrying a Macguffin"?? I'm sorry - but that line would suggest that Bay is considering putting a, ya know, plot into Transformers 3. Not likely. He's undoubtedly going to just blow stuff up and drape what is supposed to be a teenage girl (wearing hot pants) over a car/bike/tractor. More

Posted by jmebaby25 at 09:00 on 26 February 2010 | Report This Post

Are there enough sunsets/sunrises in Chicago and Moscow?
Because otherwise that just leaves night time. Nothing happens at other times of the day in Mr Bayhem's world. I wonder if he'll learn to stop colour correcting so that the beautiful people don't look like tangerines... They should bring back Anthony Anderson and the Australian woman from the first one. Of course it made no sense that not every single one of the IT experts stared slack-jawed at her in the Pentagon, but we don't watch Michael Bay films for a sense of reality. And completely off t More

Posted by captainamazing at 08:50 on 26 February 2010 | Report This Post

Skids and Mudflap
GET RID OF THEM!!!!!! They ruined the last film (along with other things). Only Michael Bay could take something as brilliant as the first Transformers and f**k it up. More

Posted by Mr_Mikey_Y at 08:43 on 26 February 2010 | Report This Post

It couldn't be any shitter than the last film so it would be a sort of improvement. I hope. More

Posted by Thunderball76 at 08:40 on 26 February 2010 | Report This Post

I'd prefer if there wasnt any humans at all in the movie! no to comedy relief characters. no to glamourous looking women just there for the show. We want Robots. (was that too geeky then?) More

Posted by The Lensman at 08:26 on 26 February 2010 | Report This Post

Me Primebhoy want to see Grimlock. More

Posted by primebhoy at 08:14 on 26 February 2010 | Report This Post

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