It’s already been set in stone by Paramount Studios that Transformers 3 is a go. What isn’t 100 percent is whether or not Michael Bay will return to direct. There has been a lot of back and forth with him and the studio, and we have yet to receive a definitive answer. As if his uncertainty isn’t enough one of the film’s stars Megan Fox has made it quite clear that even though the Transformers films have been highly successful, she has no idea what they’re really about.
Fox went on the CBS Early Show to promote Transformers ROTF and admitted that she’s not clear on the movie’s appeal. She stated that “This movie is for geniuses,” because she has no idea what it’s about. I wouldn’t go as far as saying it’s for geniuses, but I definitely was confused while watching it. This isn’t exactly the type of info you want to put out while trying to get other people to see your film. Director Michael Bay must have taken offense to this because according to Cinematical he had a few words of his own regarding her statements.
“Well, that’s Megan Fox for you. She says some very ridiculous things because she’s 23 years old and she still has a lot of growing to do. You roll your eyes when you see statements like that and think, “Okay Megan, you can do whatever you want. I got it.” But I 100% disagree with her. Nick Cage wasn’t a big actor when I cast him, nor was Ben Affleck before I put him in “Armageddon.”
First off all, you can cut this tension with a knife. Second of all, if he does return for a third film will she or vice versa? One can only think of the on set dynamic between these two. Bay went on to say that his films have helped catapult some of today’s biggest stars into the limelight.
Shia LaBeouf wasn’t a big movie star before he did “Transformers”-and then he exploded. Not to mention Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, from “Bad Boys.” Nobody in the world knew about Megan Fox until I found her and put her in “Transformers.” I like to think that I’ve had some luck in building actors’ careers with my films.”
Oh Michael, why do you have to make it so easy for people to turn on you? Obviously Fox wasn’t a fan of the script if she couldn’t understand it, and Bay obviously is offended that she went on national TV to voice that fact. In my opinion, Bay went too far by saying he had a hand in launching the careers of Shia Labeouf, Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Ben Affleck and especially Nicolas Cage! Labeouf had already worked with Steven Spielberg before he even met Bay, and was the headliner for Disturbia which debuted and remained at number one for multiple weeks months before Transformers hit. Will Smith, and Martin Lawrence both had successful TV shows on the air when they filmed Bad Boys, and Smith already had an award winning music career to his credit. Ben Affleck and Nicolas Cage were both Oscar winner’s before they starred in Bay’s films, not to mention the fact that Cage was already noted as one of the best actors of his generation by that time!
How is this going to work people? We’ve all seen and heard of directors and actors not seeing eye to eye, and still putting out a decent product. Do you think that can happen here? I’m not a fan of Megan Fox’s by a long shot but I do realize that she plays a major role in the marketing of the Transformers franchise. Could they just throw in a replacement girlfriend for Labeouf’s character and still make the film work?
Who would you like to return for the third Transformers, Bay or Fox?