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The leader of the Autobots reckons Transformers 5 needs Michael Bay

September 25th, 2014 by Derek Robertson Comments

Now this comes as a surprise considering the critical mauling the last Transformers received as the legendary Peter Cullen has expressed his desire for Bay to direct the next Transformers movie.

Cullen – who voices Optimus Prime –recently spoke about his experiences working on the Transformers film franchise and spoke about Bay’s comments that the last installment was to be his last, with his intention to leave the franchise.

Cullen expressed that he would miss Michael Bay if he decides to leave the franchise. Here is what he had to say on a potential Bay departure: “I have a great deal of respect for him. He generates a great deal of excitement and energy. He’s really a hands-on director.

“My son is a stunt man and worked in Chicago doing a lot of the driving sequences… he said he’s a very, very diligent, hands-on guy. He creates a great deal of energy and puts everybody on their toes.

“I would certainly miss him. I think he’s brilliant, his mind is unbelievable. Michael if you’re [reading] this, I certainly hope you are coming back.”

Despite the outcome, Cullen will be sticking with the franchise in the near future. When asked if he has any tidbits of information on what to expect from the fifth film, this was his response: “It would be very difficult me to express any of the future on Transformers, but certainly the excitement that it’s generated of where it could possibly go is up to anybody to figure out. I don’t have access to any of that information.”

The fourth film in the series, “Transformers: Age Of Extinction,” is scheduled to hit Blu Ray/DVD next Tuesday.

Source: Dark Horizons


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Derek Robertson has dabbled in many aspects of the media industry from a young age. He has always had an admiration for, film, science fiction and all things geek-like. Working in the music industry with Sony/BMG Records gave Derek insight and experience into video directing. Thusly, for many years he took a hands-on, multi-disciplinary approach in creating and editing treatments; working with performance artists, writing and producing music and working both; in front of, and behind the camera. Studying a Msc in Forensic Psychology has embedded a conceptual ethos that has spawned his signature writing style that he now infuses whilst blogging for numerous websites; writing music reviews, movie news, and reviewing network shows et al., . Derek continues to try and erase the boundaries between the homogenous and the insanely dull, culturally enmeshing contemporary socio-political aspects into the mix of the monolithic media industry.