Michael Bay is not quitting Transformers

Michael Bay is not quitting Transformers

Friday, June 19th, 2009 11:13pm CDT

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shootfortheedit has posted Michael Bay's response to recent rumours that he will not be doing TF3. It turns out that he isn't quitting. Michael Bay says:

"Hah, love press how they spin. Never said it - just wanted a vacation is more to the point.

And no I don't read the good or the bad reviews."

Credit(s): Michael Bay, Robinson


This article was last modified on Saturday, June 20th, 2009 12:03am CDT

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Re: Michael Bay is not quitting Transformers (939394)
Posted by Robinson on June 19th, 2009 @ 11:52pm CDT
I posted that in the thread about him quitting 24 hours ago.
Re: Michael Bay is not quitting Transformers (939398)
Posted by Mkall on June 20th, 2009 @ 12:04am CDT
Sorry Robinson, the movie forum isn't one of my normal haunts. I've added you to the credits.

I for one, don't mind this. Like it or hate it, at least this'll ensure that TF Movies will be consistent in between one another.
Re: Michael Bay is not quitting Transformers (939399)
Posted by Robinson on June 20th, 2009 @ 12:05am CDT
Mkall wrote:Sorry Robinson, the movie forum isn't one of my normal haunts. I've added you to the credits.

I for one, don't mind this. Like it or hate it, at least this'll ensure that TF Movies will be consistent in between one another.

No biggie, I just posted it so that ppl would shut up about him quitting.


Didn't work. #-o
Re: Michael Bay is not quitting Transformers (939406)
Posted by OmegaConvoy117 on June 20th, 2009 @ 12:30am CDT
I figured, the Press was doing something BS, but i heard some rumors already about the final film, on a MTV interview with Megan Fox and Shia, Grimlock and the fellow Dinobots will make and finally( i hope so) :grin: that they will be in the final film along with Galvatron which i can see why because well... i dont want to spoil the ending for ROTF but i read the novel of the film. having those characters would be amazing espicially seeing Grimlock on the silver big screen :APPLAUSE:
Re: Michael Bay is not quitting Transformers (939444)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on June 20th, 2009 @ 3:37am CDT
Son of a bitch. well all there is to do now is hope the movie tanks so he gets fired. It wont happen since all summer movie drones will be feeding the fire that is this crap franchise with their money completely screwing us over once again.
Re: Michael Bay is not quitting Transformers (939452)
Posted by Burn on June 20th, 2009 @ 5:37am CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:Son of a bitch. well all there is to do now is hope the movie tanks so he gets fired. It wont happen since all summer movie drones will be feeding the fire that is this crap franchise with their money completely screwing us over once again.


Who is this "us" you refer to?
Re: Michael Bay is not quitting Transformers (939496)
Posted by DMan304 on June 20th, 2009 @ 9:17am CDT
Like him or not, he's perfect for Transformers.

Since when has Transformers ever been about moving stories and Oscar worthy acting? It's badass cars that transform into even badderass robots that fight and beat the crap out of each other. Add in a few Baysplosions and it's prefect.

I'm glad he isn't quitting.
Re: Michael Bay is not quitting Transformers (939513)
Posted by warahi on June 20th, 2009 @ 10:22am CDT
like him or not I can safely say that he isn't perfect for the job. Big explosions and robots may be what attract the general audience but Transformers has the potential to be so much more nowadays with all the material there is and all these movies seem to really care about is explosions and things that general public will be impressed with until they leave the theatre.
Re: Michael Bay is not quitting Transformers (939518)
Posted by jonusjaxon on June 20th, 2009 @ 10:49am CDT
warahi wrote:like him or not I can safely say that he isn't perfect for the job. Big explosions and robots may be what attract the general audience but Transformers has the potential to be so much more nowadays with all the material there is and all these movies seem to really care about is explosions and things that general public will be impressed with until they leave the theatre.


You people gotta accept that it's not about pleasing the hardcore fanbase, it's not about yours or my childhood. It's about pleasing the general public. The public's opinion [and their money] is what makes movies happen. That's how sequels happen, and how even bigger sequels happen.

If Bay, Orci, and Kurtzman were to write a story that only G1 fans understood then the movie would fail. Kids wouldn't understand it because they weren't around for G1. I don't think kids like boxy robots either. The public wouldn't understand it [or like it]. No one [or not many] would spend their money watching unconvincing, emotionless, boxy robots clumsily duke it out over cubes of energon.

Face it, G1 was full of way more crap and cheese than the movies. It was really only just a toy commercial. I love G1 BTW. But I love the new movies more. The 2007 movie was unlike anything I could've imagined. Bay, Orci, and Kurtzman made Transformers into something new, unique, and almost alive. I don't think anyone could do much better.
Re: Michael Bay is not quitting Transformers (939537)
Posted by syphonn on June 20th, 2009 @ 11:36am CDT
Asking for a coherent story doesn't necessarily translate to asking for a retelling of G1
Re: Michael Bay is not quitting Transformers (939540)
Posted by Robinson on June 20th, 2009 @ 11:42am CDT
G1 was never coherent.


over the last 25 years so many things have been retconned in just to make sense.
Re: Michael Bay is not quitting Transformers (939544)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 20th, 2009 @ 11:46am CDT
Robinson wrote:G1 was never coherent.


over the last 25 years so many things have been retconned in just to make sense.
And so many things have been retconned in that make even less sense (like, how does retconning Car Robots help G1 in any way? - It doesn't).
Re: Michael Bay is not quitting Transformers (939552)
Posted by warahi on June 20th, 2009 @ 12:04pm CDT
....first I I never said nor implied it should be a retelling of G1, there are multiple universes in the Transformers franchise, secondly, I didn't grow up with G1 and know that it's pretty much crap after the movie was made. I'm just saying it could be so much better than they've made these live action films.
Re: Michael Bay is not quitting Transformers (939584)
Posted by jonusjaxon on June 20th, 2009 @ 12:59pm CDT
warahi wrote:....first I I never said nor implied it should be a retelling of G1, there are multiple universes in the Transformers franchise, secondly, I didn't grow up with G1 and know that it's pretty much crap after the movie was made. I'm just saying it could be so much better than they've made these live action films.


ALL movies could be better. I think my vision is better than Bay's and the writers' but I'm no professional writer or director. I respect their work on Transformers and I don't think anyone could do much better. They brought the Transformers to life and that's the most important thing to me. I can look past the overabundance of jokes or cheesy mythology about Sparks and Sam's grandfather's glasses or whatever. That kind of lameness comes with every action movie.
Re: Michael Bay is not quitting Transformers (939588)
Posted by warahi on June 20th, 2009 @ 1:45pm CDT
I felt it was way too prominent in the live action movies. I'd much rather prefer something like Transwarped be made for the movies than the live action ones.
Re: Michael Bay is not quitting Transformers (939675)
Posted by Night Raid on June 20th, 2009 @ 5:43pm CDT
He's pulling this stunt AGAIN?
Re: Michael Bay is not quitting Transformers (939688)
Posted by warahi on June 20th, 2009 @ 6:21pm CDT
Are you talking about Michael Bay, the guy I'm responding to, or me? I just joined.
Re: Michael Bay is not quitting Transformers (939719)
Posted by wingdarkness on June 20th, 2009 @ 7:34pm CDT
Burn wrote:
Megatron Wolf wrote:Son of a bitch. well all there is to do now is hope the movie tanks so he gets fired. It wont happen since all summer movie drones will be feeding the fire that is this crap franchise with their money completely screwing us over once again.


Who is this "us" you refer to?

He's talking about "me"...Me and him = "us"...And "us" are quite dissapointed by Hackeal Bay's most recent mindrape...This guy is a car engine fueled by our hate...He'll always be driving on "E"...
Re: Michael Bay is not quitting Transformers (939727)
Posted by Night Raid on June 20th, 2009 @ 8:16pm CDT
warahi wrote:Are you talking about Michael Bay, the guy I'm responding to, or me? I just joined.


I meant Michael Bay. He pulled this after the first movie.
Re: Michael Bay is not quitting Transformers (939735)
Posted by 5150 Cruiser on June 20th, 2009 @ 9:11pm CDT
DMan304 wrote:Like him or not, he's perfect for Transformers.

Since when has Transformers ever been about moving stories and Oscar worthy acting? It's badass cars that transform into even badderass robots that fight and beat the crap out of each other. Add in a few Baysplosions and it's prefect.

I'm glad he isn't quitting.




jonusjaxon wrote: You people gotta accept that it's not about pleasing the hardcore fanbase, it's not about yours or my childhood. It's about pleasing the general public. The public's opinion [and their money] is what makes movies happen. That's how sequels happen, and how even bigger sequels happen.

If Bay, Orci, and Kurtzman were to write a story that only G1 fans understood then the movie would fail. Kids wouldn't understand it because they weren't around for G1. I don't think kids like boxy robots either. The public wouldn't understand it [or like it]. No one [or not many] would spend their money watching unconvincing, emotionless, boxy robots clumsily duke it out over cubes of energon.

Face it, G1 was full of way more crap and cheese than the movies. It was really only just a toy commercial. I love G1 BTW. But I love the new movies more. The 2007 movie was unlike anything I could've imagined. Bay, Orci, and Kurtzman made Transformers into something new, unique, and almost alive. I don't think anyone could do much better.


Both, exellent posts! Agree 100%.
I think the sooner most bay haters can accept this,the sooner we can all get on with things. 8-}

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