When Paramount Pictures acquired the production rights to make a live action, big budget, big screen adaptation of everyones favorite 1980's cartoon series Transformers the studio realised they needed a director known for fast paced, explosive movies, with plenty of action, fast cars and fast women. Looking at movies like The Rock, Armageddon and The island they soon realised there was only really one man for the job - Michael Bay. Recently the director, whose list of haters is as long as the list of his admirers, spoke to EW about his new movie, Transformers: Age of Extinction.
"It’s kind of like a new Transformers. We had three, the first trilogy, and this is going to be the next one. Yeah, it’s the first of a new trilogy. I’m not necessarily sure that I’m doing [the others], but that’s what it’s meant for."
Speaking about the Dinobots, Bay had this to say...
"I like to keep things very much in the dark," he teased. "But yes, you’ll understand why they’re there when you see the movie. If you think I’m supposed to give away a lot of story points? No way! Keep it secret."
Bay revealed some information about Lockdown by saying...
"Lockdown is an interesting character. He travels the galaxy, he works for somebody else. And he’s here for one person, one alien, and then he’s out of here. So he doesn’t really want to take sides. The cause and balance of the galaxy is kind of messed up when different species play with different species. And that opens up a whole other gigantic world for Transformers. Lockdown’s ship has a lot of meaning that can go into other movies. There’s a lot of backstory about that ship that’s not laid out here. You’re going to see a few things where you’re like ‘What is that? And what is that?’ And you’re going to see a couple shots like, ‘Wait a minute, who are they?’ But we don’t answer those questions."
Talking about former Transformers star Shia Labeouf, Bay explained...
"It’s all good. He’s a good guy, but three movies, the same guy, it’s time, you know what I’m saying? It’s always good to freshen it up and change the story... He only wanted to do three, and I think that’s all. Then I pulled Mark into this after Pain & Gain, because we had a great time working together."
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts June 9th, 2023
More about Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (movie)
Taking place in the 1990s, the Maximals, Predacons and Terrorcons join the existing battle on Earth between Autobots and Decepticons.
Directed by Steven Caple Jr., Transformers: Rise of the Beasts's release date is June 9th, 2023.
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