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Transformers Dark of the Moon director Michael Bay has posted the following in his very own forums:
Michael Bay wrote:After the internet posting of a nice review by someone who saw Transformers Dark of the Moon, the writer had not been clear on one thing. He misstated that the Twins are in the film. They are not.

So I am offering a 17.710 € REWARD to anyone who can find them performing in Transformers 3, on July 1, when the movie opens.

Michael

Click here for the original posting.
This does come over as kind of odd, since we've seen their redesigned alt-modes and toys, however, this wouldn't be the first time characters are taken out of a movie.
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Re: No Skids and Mudflap in DOTM (1222320)
Posted by Shockwave. on May 15th, 2011 @ 3:07am CDT
I will say it again and again. "Never belive a word what Michael bay says". His is up to somthing and thats BIG. Maybe Skids and Mudflap might get killed in this movie or they have been reprogramed or they might be the one to save the world.
I belive that Skids and Mudflap are in the movie. MICHAEL BAY IS LYING AND FOOLING WITH US!!! :P
Re: No Skids and Mudflap in DOTM (1222321)
Posted by Starseeker on May 15th, 2011 @ 3:11am CDT
I'm glad they are out of it. I found them to be really annoying and just were not necessary characters. Plus, they didn't look as "real" as all the other characters (if that makes sense).
Re: No Skids and Mudflap in DOTM (1222330)
Posted by Rodimus_NZ on May 15th, 2011 @ 3:46am CDT
you can see Skids in the trailer! 1:39 in bottom left corner, the scene when Optimus is flying in doing his damage.. Bright green and standing out. Where's my $25,000?
Re: No Skids and Mudflap in DOTM (1222335)
Posted by DavidT on May 15th, 2011 @ 3:54am CDT
What?! You can see them in the trailer at 0:44

They are the last 2 vehicles in line
Re: No Skids and Mudflap in DOTM (1222346)
Posted by OlivusPrime on May 15th, 2011 @ 4:41am CDT
DavidT wrote:What?! You can see them in the trailer at 0:44

They are the last 2 vehicles in line


My theory is that they filmed that scene with the intention of including them in the film, and when they decided against the twins, they kept that shot because it would just take too much time and money to shoot it again without two cars you can barely see in the distance.

I hope they ain't in the film, otherwise Michael Bay will be flat broke...

I guess we now know why the film was listed at just under two hours - most of the movie featured the twins :lol:
Re: No Skids and Mudflap in DOTM (1222350)
Posted by Spider5800 on May 15th, 2011 @ 4:53am CDT
rabstanz wrote:you can see Skids in the trailer! 1:39 in bottom left corner, the scene when Optimus is flying in doing his damage.. Bright green and standing out. Where's my $25,000?


That's Ratchet. Lighter shade of green, and you can see the big tire on his back like he had in the previous movies.

You can kinda-sorta see some black cars driving into the military hanger at about 40 seconds into the trailer that may be them, but it's so far away I can't say for sure. Who knows. Doubt i'll miss them anyway.

On a totally different note, after watching the trailer again, I realized that Wheeljack was in it, standing behind Prime at 0:44. Guy blends in well, but it definetely matches the image from that children's book we saw earlier
Re: No Skids and Mudflap in DOTM (1222352)
Posted by sentinelprime1234 on May 15th, 2011 @ 5:01am CDT
God I'm sick of this, they are not in it, then they are, then they're not, then they are, then they're not. I don't know what to think anymore
Re: No Skids and Mudflap in DOTM (1222381)
Posted by Trikeboy on May 15th, 2011 @ 7:00am CDT
Umm, that question was answered if you managed to see the leaked comic version of the movie, however, things do change and the script they get to produce the comic is never the final one.

Also, who do we believe, Michael Bay who loves misdirectional news or aint it cool news who are pretty forthcoming.
Re: No Skids and Mudflap in DOTM (1222384)
Posted by RhA on May 15th, 2011 @ 7:03am CDT
Luckily I'm wearing my tinfoil hat and cannot be fooled so easily. They're in the movie, dammit.
Re: No Skids and Mudflap in DOTM (1222400)
Posted by Windsweeper on May 15th, 2011 @ 7:53am CDT
Now if only they would cut out Wheeljack and his silly Einstein look.
Re: No Skids and Mudflap in DOTM (1222411)
Posted by Gojenki on May 15th, 2011 @ 8:16am CDT
U know the twins were the least of the problems with ROTF, and if they are in this one they will probably be the least of the problems with this up coming disaterpiece.U all need to stop acting like the twins were the low point in ROTF,have U all forgotten about Devy's low swinging balls, wheelie humping that girl's leg,or the appliance bot with the large "appendage" that was shooting at things??,but the twins are a problem???
Re: No Skids and Mudflap in DOTM (1222419)
Posted by rich prime on May 15th, 2011 @ 8:42am CDT
I take that money bay but I wait till june.
Re: No Skids and Mudflap in DOTM (1222423)
Posted by Rated X on May 15th, 2011 @ 8:51am CDT
Actually, I wanted it the other way around. I want to see them in the movie but cancelled from the toy line. ;)
Re: No Skids and Mudflap in DOTM (1222433)
Posted by retrothomas on May 15th, 2011 @ 9:08am CDT
This is fantastic news to me! My wife wanted them in the movie, though. She wanted them to die right in the beginning.
Re: No Skids and Mudflap in DOTM (1222437)
Posted by SaTaN CoNvOy on May 15th, 2011 @ 9:16am CDT
RhA wrote:Luckily I'm wearing my tinfoil hat and cannot be fooled so easily. They're in the movie, dammit.

ditto

:CON:
Re: No Skids and Mudflap in DOTM (1222470)
Posted by D-340 on May 15th, 2011 @ 10:26am CDT
Really, ol' Mike Bay just won't quit will he? He's gonna claim up and down they're not in the movie, then when we see that they are, he's gonna be all "look, I fooled you! I'm so clever!" I'm glad he thinks so highly of the fanbase. What a douche bag.



Gojenki wrote:U know the twins were the least of the problems with ROTF, and if they are in this one they will probably be the least of the problems with this up coming disaterpiece.U all need to stop acting like the twins were the low point in ROTF,have U all forgotten about Devy's low swinging balls, wheelie humping that girl's leg,or the appliance bot with the large "appendage" that was shooting at things??,but the twins are a problem???


That's what I'm screamin'.The Twins were tame compared to that, and the two scenes of doggy "domination", Sam's mom getting high on pot brownies, the stupid love story between Sam and Mikaela, Simmons' ass in a thong, Leo...........
Re: No Skids and Mudflap in DOTM (1222511)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on May 15th, 2011 @ 11:43am CDT
How did the man mis-state information if he was even able to know they were "tuned down?" Personally, I think M. Bay is full of shit.
Re: No Skids and Mudflap in DOTM (1222516)
Posted by First-Aid on May 15th, 2011 @ 11:45am CDT
Has anyone thought that maybe they are in the film, but don't actually have any lines? Honestly, I could live with that...
Re: No Skids and Mudflap in DOTM (1222525)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on May 15th, 2011 @ 12:06pm CDT
Ok so every one that goes and sees the movie look for any trace of the twins look at background characters look at random parts on teh ground look at random cars cause if theres even a bumper in a frame bay has to pay up. We all know he wont cause he does nothing but lie and this is just another ploy to get people to see his shitty movie but you can still call him out on it.
Re: No Skids and Mudflap in DOTM (1222527)
Posted by Noideaforaname on May 15th, 2011 @ 12:12pm CDT
rabstanz wrote:you can see Skids in the trailer!

In the trailer =/= In the movie

Perfect example, "You complete me":
YouTube - Iron Man 2 Trailer (OFFICIAL)
VS the final movie cut:
YouTube - Iron Man 2 Movie Clip: Sky Dive


Besides, we can only get the money if we see them in July in theaters.
Re: No Skids and Mudflap in DOTM (1222608)
Posted by Pontimax 01 on May 15th, 2011 @ 2:53pm CDT
Bay goes out of his way to specify they won't be performing in the movie. Not that they won't be in the background at all. They are probably in there in Alt mode at least, and have no lines.

Take a breath and simmer down. Sheesh. Another excuse to launch personal attacks on the man.
Re: No Skids and Mudflap in DOTM (1222611)
Posted by Swiftknife24 on May 15th, 2011 @ 2:57pm CDT
I'm really on the fence about this; Nelson and Bay vigorously state they aren't in it, but all evidence says that they are!

I don't think we'll really know until we actually see it! :P
Re: No Skids and Mudflap in DOTM (1222634)
Posted by Ultra Markus on May 15th, 2011 @ 3:36pm CDT
i just reviewed the trailer again and there is no sign of them anywhere
so i don't know how you people can claim to see something that isn't there
maybe you want to believe they're there so you think you see them
because bay said if you see them anywhere in the movie you could get
some money
Re: No Skids and Mudflap in DOTM (1222638)
Posted by Optimum Supreme on May 15th, 2011 @ 3:39pm CDT
Noideaforaname wrote:
rabstanz wrote:you can see Skids in the trailer!

In the trailer =/= In the movie

Perfect example, "You complete me":
YouTube - Iron Man 2 Trailer (OFFICIAL)
VS the final movie cut:
YouTube - Iron Man 2 Movie Clip: Sky Dive


Besides, we can only get the money if we see them in July in theaters.


Yeah, that was really surprising when I saw IM2 and that line wasn't there after it had been in EVERY... DAMN... commercial for the movie.
Re: No Skids and Mudflap in DOTM (1222684)
Posted by Skyspeed on May 15th, 2011 @ 5:21pm CDT
Well, the only real way to find out for sure if they're in the movie or not is to wait til it opens in cinema and watch it (though others have probably already said the same thing). Personally I hope they are, they made the last movie quite enjoyable for me, even if others didn't find them funny.
Re: No Skids and Mudflap in DOTM (1222800)
Posted by BeastProwl on May 15th, 2011 @ 9:53pm CDT
Spider5800 wrote:
rabstanz wrote:you can see Skids in the trailer! 1:39 in bottom left corner, the scene when Optimus is flying in doing his damage.. Bright green and standing out. Where's my $25,000?


That's Ratchet. Lighter shade of green, and you can see the big tire on his back like he had in the previous movies.

You can kinda-sorta see some black cars driving into the military hanger at about 40 seconds into the trailer that may be them, but it's so far away I can't say for sure. Who knows. Doubt i'll miss them anyway.

On a totally different note, after watching the trailer again, I realized that Wheeljack was in it, standing behind Prime at 0:44. Guy blends in well, but it definetely matches the image from that children's book we saw earlier

I agree... with both of you. they both have a spare tire in the back, and with the new paintjob on ratchetmakes him more skids like in the paint area sooooooo........... :KREMZEEK:
Re: No Skids and Mudflap in DOTM (1222805)
Posted by SlyTF1 on May 15th, 2011 @ 9:59pm CDT
Man, I liked the twins! Why'd Bay have to listen to those stupid ass people who classified them as racist? They're not racist. I bet Cybertronians do have separate races, but they're no race we have on earth. This is BS.
Re: No Skids and Mudflap in DOTM (1222813)
Posted by 5150 Cruiser on May 15th, 2011 @ 10:14pm CDT
amcgrath929 wrote:How did the man mis-state information if he was even able to know they were "tuned down?" Personally, I think M. Bay is full of shit.


If you don't believe Bay, then believe paramount. They released a press release stating the Twins won't be in the movie.
Re: No Skids and Mudflap in DOTM (1222830)
Posted by T-Macksimus on May 15th, 2011 @ 10:35pm CDT
Pontimax 01 wrote:Bay goes out of his way to specify they won't be performing in the movie. Not that they won't be in the background at all. They are probably in there in Alt mode at least, and have no lines.

Take a breath and simmer down. Sheesh. Another excuse to launch personal attacks on the man.



I'm glad to see that at least one other person knows how to read between the lines.

The key word folks was PERFORMING. Yeah we know they are in the trailer. Those of you saying that we are just seeing what we want to see, that's bull!!! I ABSOLUTELY DO NOT want to see those 2 a**-clowns in the third movie and even I can't deny that they are indeed recognizable in the hangar scene. However, we have yet to see them in any speaking scenes (thank Primus) and that is what will let Bay off the hook, or at least that is one way to let him off the hook. There is still a month and a half remaining and tons of movies have had scenes show up in trailers that were either altered or deleted entirely from the final cut.
Bay isn't going to pony up any cash because he's already got his assured win and I personally could care less who said what. So long as I don't have to hear Tweedle-Dumb and Tweedle-Dumber utter a freaking word in TF3, I'll be perfectly content.
Re: No Skids and Mudflap in DOTM (1223350)
Posted by DJLazer on May 16th, 2011 @ 6:15pm CDT
amcgrath929 wrote:How did the man mis-state information if he was even able to know they were "tuned down?" Personally, I think M. Bay is full of shit.

He is
Re: No Skids and Mudflap in DOTM (1223351)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on May 16th, 2011 @ 6:18pm CDT
lazerwave217 wrote:
amcgrath929 wrote:How did the man mis-state information if he was even able to know they were "tuned down?" Personally, I think M. Bay is full of shit.

He is


Haha.

I find it odd every statement reads "the Twins" aren't in it. May be nothing but has anyone stated that Skids and Mudflap will not be in the film? (Yes I know, they are referred to as twins.)

Honestly, I've given up caring or trying to keep up with the he saids/she saids. I do not care I'd they are in it or not.
Re: No Skids and Mudflap in DOTM (1223353)
Posted by DJLazer on May 16th, 2011 @ 6:22pm CDT
amcgrath929 wrote:
lazerwave217 wrote:
amcgrath929 wrote:How did the man mis-state information if he was even able to know they were "tuned down?" Personally, I think M. Bay is full of shit.

He is


Haha.

I find it odd every statement reads "the Twins" aren't in it. May be nothing but has anyone stated that Skids and Mudflap will not be in the film? (Yes I know, they are referred to as twins.)

Honestly, I've given up caring or trying to keep up with the he saids/she saids. I do not care I'd they are in it or not.

At least they have shockwave,the wreckers(Heck they might even be more popular that skids and mudflap),wheeljack, and mirage
Re: No Skids and Mudflap in DOTM (1236354)
Posted by Tgd124 on June 8th, 2011 @ 7:49pm CDT
i really hope they're in the film, they had a pretty epic death in the book and stuff. bay said they wouldnt be in in transformers 3 on july 1 opening day, but its been referred to as dark of the moon, and is opening on june 29, so maybe they really will be in it
Re: No Skids and Mudflap in DOTM (1236648)
Posted by shamone on June 9th, 2011 @ 11:42am CDT
we will know in three weeks anyway
Re: No Skids and Mudflap in DOTM (1237235)
Posted by Dive Bomb on June 10th, 2011 @ 1:44pm CDT
This could be just speculation but from my understanding they was filmed and was slated to be in the film but was cut during editing to keep up with the story. Uknown if they will even be mentioned.
Re: No Skids and Mudflap in DOTM (1237817)
Posted by Tgd124 on June 11th, 2011 @ 4:04pm CDT
rabstanz wrote:you can see Skids in the trailer! 1:39 in bottom left corner, the scene when Optimus is flying in doing his damage.. Bright green and standing out. Where's my $25,000?


actually thats ratchet, he got a new paint-job (which is still a ridiculous color), skids is rounder and has more black on him now
Re: No Skids and Mudflap in DOTM (1239487)
Posted by Anonymous on June 14th, 2011 @ 3:04pm CDT
i spotted it
ut bay said they wont be in "transformers 3"
its not called transformers 3 anymore
so merry christmas
Re: No Skids and Mudflap in DOTM (1239489)
Posted by Capt.Failure on June 14th, 2011 @ 3:09pm CDT
ROARBO wrote:i spotted it
ut bay said they wont be in "transformers 3"
its not called transformers 3 anymore
so merry christmas


Pretty much this. I suspect it's half-truthes and minced words on Bay's part to keep controversy low until release day. I fully expect them to be in the film.
Re: No Skids and Mudflap in DOTM (1239567)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on June 14th, 2011 @ 5:24pm CDT
They were in the book just for a little bit, but they had an awesome scene. Just for that, they should be in the movie.
Re: No Skids and Mudflap in DOTM (1239586)
Posted by 5150 Cruiser on June 14th, 2011 @ 5:58pm CDT
Capt.Failure wrote:
ROARBO wrote:i spotted it
ut bay said they wont be in "transformers 3"
its not called transformers 3 anymore
so merry christmas


Pretty much this. I suspect it's half-truthes and minced words on Bay's part to keep controversy low until release day. I fully expect them to be in the film.


What about Hasbro's/paramounts press release about them not apearing in the movie?
Re: No Skids and Mudflap in DOTM (1239602)
Posted by Capt.Failure on June 14th, 2011 @ 6:21pm CDT
5150 Cruiser wrote:
Capt.Failure wrote:
ROARBO wrote:i spotted it
ut bay said they wont be in "transformers 3"
its not called transformers 3 anymore
so merry christmas


Pretty much this. I suspect it's half-truthes and minced words on Bay's part to keep controversy low until release day. I fully expect them to be in the film.


What about Hasbro's/paramounts press release about them not apearing in the movie?


I remember the same thing happening to Jar Jar Binks in relation to Attack of the Clones. I also remember he not only showed up in it anyway but he also created the Galactic Empire by mistake, which in the grand scheme of Star Wars is a pretty big role to play. The lesson here is don't believe what you hear until you see it for yourself.
Re: No Skids and Mudflap in DOTM (1240905)
Posted by shamone on June 16th, 2011 @ 11:22am CDT
and tyrese saying they wouldnt be in it
Re: No Skids and Mudflap in DOTM (1240949)
Posted by Capt.Failure on June 16th, 2011 @ 12:26pm CDT
shamone wrote:and tyrese saying they wouldnt be in it


And he's under orders from the same people as Bay, which leads back to my point posted above.
Re: No Skids and Mudflap in DOTM (1240988)
Posted by PrymeStriker on June 16th, 2011 @ 1:02pm CDT
I consider it confirmed that they are not in it. However, I'm going to explode if they are in it. :BOOM: Those 2 get on my last nerves.
Re: No Skids and Mudflap in DOTM (1241157)
Posted by alternator77 on June 16th, 2011 @ 4:20pm CDT
considering that "brains" appears to be wheelies sidekick the twins even if theyre not in the movie have replacements (hangs head in sadness and shame) #-o
Re: No Skids and Mudflap in DOTM (1241364)
Posted by Tgd124 on June 16th, 2011 @ 10:09pm CDT
in all honesty wheelie was more annoying to me then the twins. and i think the idea of him living with sam and his new gf instead of the "warrior goddess" is stupid. it's like if your best friend broke up with someone and you stopped hangn out with your pal to chill with someone you just know as an aquaintence. and i don't like the whole idea of brains being a 2nd weelie.
Re: No Skids and Mudflap in DOTM (1241638)
Posted by Tgd124 on June 17th, 2011 @ 11:50am CDT
The actor of Skids mentions that he did work in t3 for the twins.... so maybe they really are in it, and they're just keeping it secret like george lucas did for sebastion shaw in star wars 6.

http://screencrave.com/2011-06-16/break ... formers-3/
Re: No Skids and Mudflap in DOTM (1241666)
Posted by Swiftknife24 on June 17th, 2011 @ 12:16pm CDT
Tgd124 wrote:The actor of Skids mentions that he did work in t3 for the twins.... so maybe they really are in it, and they're just keeping it secret like george lucas did for sebastion shaw in star wars 6.

http://screencrave.com/2011-06-16/break ... formers-3/


Some secret...! :roll:
Re: No Skids and Mudflap in DOTM (1241683)
Posted by ScreamerFTW on June 17th, 2011 @ 12:47pm CDT
alternator77 wrote:considering that "brains" appears to be wheelies sidekick the twins even if theyre not in the movie have replacements (hangs head in sadness and shame) #-o


I think the wreckers are like mudflap and skids replacements, only they're supposed to be rednecks
Re: No Skids and Mudflap in DOTM (1242729)
Posted by shamone on June 19th, 2011 @ 12:27pm CDT
ScreamerFTW wrote:
alternator77 wrote:considering that "brains" appears to be wheelies sidekick the twins even if theyre not in the movie have replacements (hangs head in sadness and shame) #-o


I think the wreckers are like mudflap and skids replacements, only they're supposed to be rednecks



oh can he please rename them please.

the wreckers are all kind of awesome, they are not redneck mechanics

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