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Michael Bay talks about why he wants to make more Transformers

September 28th, 2012 by Marc Comments

Michael Bay is back to direct Transformers 4 (Trans4mers?) – and possibly 5, but we’ll get to that – and he’s been talking about why…

Basically he is worried that if he leaves, his successor won’t do a good job: “I thought I was done. Then the ride came out (at Universal Studios Hollywood) and the two-and-a-half-hour lines. And then you’re thinking, ‘Oh my God, someone’s going to take this over’. And you start doing a lot of soul-searching,” he told the Huffington Post.

“The studio says they want to restart the franchise. And someone could come in here and screw it up, you know? So I’m thinking that if I do this last one, we set it on a new footing, we change a lot of things – but we keep the history of the three in place. But we broaden it so it can be set up and be carried on – it would have a better chance for survival, I guess. You know?”

“So it was just one of those things. It’s like, when you look what’s going on in the film business with the franchise frenzy right now, why is Cameron doing two more ‘Avatar’ movies? Why is Peter Jackson doing three more ‘Hobbit’ movies that are in the same world as ‘Lord of the Rings’? When you have a franchise, it’s very hard to give it up.”

Now, it has recently emerged that Transformers four and five may be filmed back-to-back. According to actor Glenn Morshower (imdb), who played Colonel Sharp in the first three movies, at the aforementioned Universal ride he was chatting to Steven Spielberg who told him they were filming both movies back-to-back to save money and that Colonel Sharp WILL be returning in both… so much for all new cast, huh?

So, if true, surely it stands to sense that Bay will infact be directing both? Watch this space for more as we get it Transformers fans…

It has also been revealed that, as we reported before, the main reason for the full robot/human overhaul is that the last movie didn’t ship enough toys, however it has been confirmed that Optimus Prime (top) and Bumblebee will still be there…

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….