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Michael Bay's Moving On
Says Transformers 4 is his last robo-pic

06 June 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: LA Times

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Michael Bay's Moving On

Even as he guides passion project Pain And Gain through the post-production process, Michael Bay is steeling himself to dive back into the maelstrom that is another Transformers entry. He debated whether or not to step back into the franchise after Dark Of The Moon, but was convinced after Paramount gave him the time and space to make Pain. But according to the director, the fourth adventure with Optimus Prime and the rest will be his last.

Speaking with the LA Times as the new Transformers theme park ride opened at Universal Studios in California, Bay dropped a couple of nuggets about the next film, including the fact that there will be some redesigning of the robots and that he’s looking to start with an entirely new cast.

The reason for the changes? He’s setting the franchise up so it can be handed to “the next guy.” Of course he’s said things about stopping before and has always been tempted back, but after four films you can see why he might be ready for new challenges. We hear Megatron will also retire, as he’s decided to open up a garage in Dayton, Ohio.

Incidentally, we sent one of our best operatives to experience the ride itself and you can read the full report over at the blog.


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Oh no
So he's not content with destroying the franchise with the last two god damn awful movies, he is intent on messing it up big time for which ever poor soul takes over. So here it is. Transformers:Bay Screws Up Again. Reviews awful, people still go to see it, he decides that he wants to stick around as nobody else will hire him. Why didn't Paramount realise they could have turned this into what the audience really want and a bloody great film to boot. If it weren't for Dreamworks, Para More

Posted by cra1gs at 19:19 on 07 June 2012 | Report This Post

retiring?
should just retire PERIOD! More

Posted by adam250579 at 17:48 on 07 June 2012 | Report This Post

retiring?
should just retire PERIOD! More

Posted by adam250579 at 17:47 on 07 June 2012 | Report This Post

Feel free to retire before the fourth installment. No one will mind. More

Posted by Filmfan 2 at 16:35 on 07 June 2012 | Report This Post

Please Go Away
Can't he make Transformers 3 his last Robo-flick after completely destroying the franchise with his last debacle?! More

Posted by Hillsman at 13:06 on 07 June 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Retiring?
Shame all things new didn't include writers & director. More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 10:01 on 07 June 2012 | Report This Post

Retiring?
Wait a minute.... Megatrons retiring?? But I thought he died pathetically at the end of DOTM?? Did he get resurrected AGAIN??! More

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