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Paramount Transformers 5 Might Feature Michael Bay Once More

Transformers News: Paramount Transformers 5 Might Feature Michael Bay Once More

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 5:08AM CDT

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With the announcement made at the Q1 earnings conference by Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner, we now have full confirmation about the fifth instalment in the Transformers live-action movie series, due some time in 2017. What also seems to be confirmed now, by Paramount Vice Chairman Rob Moore at CinemaCon Las Vegas, that director Michael Bay is 'at work' on the movie too - whether that means as director is yet to be fully clarified, though he is involved in multiple Paramount projects, in different roles, before this one. Check out the relevant section of the Deadline reporting below!

Par's Vice Chairman Rob Moore, who said to bear with him because he wasn’t a “morning person” and was instead used to his traditional Monday night slot, highlighted several upcoming sequels and reboots, including another Paranormal Activity for Fall, as well as a reboot of the horror franchise, Rings for November 13th. In between for Halloween will be the original horror comedy A Scout’s Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse which he said the studio was particularly jazzed about because of the title which got laughs from the exhibitors.

He also promised the theater owners that Michael Bay was hard at work developing a fifth Transformers movie since the first four have made an astounding $3.7 worldwide, music to the ears of this crowd which is ALL about box office. But first Bay is directing Thirteen Hours, a war movie set around a daring rescue mission in Benghazi that is already set for release on Martin Luther King weekend next January. Bay’s also producing a sequel to last summer’s successful ($485 million worldwide) reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle franchise, Ninja Turtles II, set for June 3, 2016.
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Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Might Feature Michael Bay Once More (1677744)
Posted by Burn on April 22nd, 2015 @ 5:12am CDT
w00t w00t!
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Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Might Feature Michael Bay Once More (1677748)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on April 22nd, 2015 @ 5:27am CDT
Here's how I feel about this (warning, swear words) https://twitter.com/QuickToyReviews/status/590823457333649408

EDIT: Not for news of the movie, news that Bay is still involved. I guess the real issue would be more with the writers. Still, after seeing the new Ninja Turtles, I could smell the stench of Bay all over it, even though he wasn't the director, he was still involved, and it shows. So long as he's still involved then I'll be unhappy. At least there was little to no military deployment porn in AoE.
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Might Feature Michael Bay Once More (1677749)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on April 22nd, 2015 @ 5:29am CDT
They won't let him go even if he wanted to--fear of rocking the boat and all that. Paramount and Hasbro would just pile more money onto his lap until the weight of it keeps him from getting off of that director's seat. :lol:
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Might Feature Michael Bay Once More (1677750)
Posted by RhA on April 22nd, 2015 @ 5:30am CDT
Poopstorm in 3... 2... 1...
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Might Feature Michael Bay Once More (1677751)
Posted by Burn on April 22nd, 2015 @ 5:36am CDT
RhA wrote:Poopstorm in 3... 2... 1...

It's going to be glorious. I'll start typing up the "respect each others opinions" posts. Image
Or I should just ban the first n00b to have a sook.
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Might Feature Michael Bay Once More (1677754)
Posted by Va'al on April 22nd, 2015 @ 5:52am CDT
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Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Might Feature Michael Bay Once More (1677756)
Posted by KapikoArt on April 22nd, 2015 @ 6:04am CDT
Just when I thought nothing can surprise me anymore ...! The last one (AoE) was screwed beyond believe ! Will he out do himself and screw this one up also?!
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Might Feature Michael Bay Once More (1677757)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on April 22nd, 2015 @ 6:04am CDT
I suppose the better thing to say is that I personally find Michael Bay to be an individual of barbaric tastes regardless of his actual personality. The crass humor, oversexualization of female characters, and callous disregard for fans of the franchise with which he is attached, grate on my nerves in a way that cause me to wistfully envision a different director and/or producer be the main contributor to the films which I should take delight in.

Tea? :D

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Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Might Feature Michael Bay Once More (1677758)
Posted by Burn on April 22nd, 2015 @ 6:09am CDT
You made your opinion perfectly clear with your earlier post ...
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Might Feature Michael Bay Once More (1677759)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on April 22nd, 2015 @ 6:10am CDT
Burn wrote:You made your opinion perfectly clear with your earlier post ...


Yeah... I know...

For real though, can't he make Badboys 3 or something instead?
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Might Feature Michael Bay Once More (1677761)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on April 22nd, 2015 @ 6:27am CDT
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:
Burn wrote:You made your opinion perfectly clear with your earlier post ...


Yeah... I know...

For real though, can't he make Badboys 3 or something instead?


Bad Boys 3 don't pay nearly as well as TF 5, or 6. Nobody says no to cash, and like I said, Hasbro and Paramount are so afraid of rocking the boat that they'll keep piling money on his lap until he agrees to make another TF movie.

...that is, until his TF movies stop making money. Just a matter of time before they grow too stale to bring in the audiences, TBH. Which is probably why they're playing around with the whole MCU-style expanded universe thing for Transformers.


"When" is anybody's guess. But until then though, brace yourself for more Bayverse in the future.
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Might Feature Michael Bay Once More (1677764)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on April 22nd, 2015 @ 6:35am CDT
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:
Burn wrote:You made your opinion perfectly clear with your earlier post ...


Yeah... I know...

For real though, can't he make Badboys 3 or something instead?


Bad Boys 3 don't pay nearly as well as TF 5, or 6. Nobody says no to cash, and like I said, Hasbro and Paramount are so afraid of rocking the boat that they'll keep piling money on his lap until he agrees to make another TF movie.

...that is, until his TF movies stop making money. Just a matter of time before they grow too stale to bring in the audiences, TBH. Which is probably why they're playing around with the whole MCU-style expanded universe thing for Transformers.


"When" is anybody's guess. But until then though, brace yourself for more Bayverse in the future.


Given that AoE performed very well in terms of profits, I don't think that's going to be a trend any time soon. Oh well. At least I actually like movie Hound, Drift, and Crosshairs.
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Might Feature Michael Bay Once More (1677767)
Posted by YoungPrime on April 22nd, 2015 @ 6:51am CDT
Was there ever any doubt....

The devil loves drowning kittens so why sever whatever contract the Prince of Darkness and Bay has?

Meanwhile I'll just stick with IDW.
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Might Feature Michael Bay Once More (1677769)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on April 22nd, 2015 @ 6:57am CDT
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:
Burn wrote:You made your opinion perfectly clear with your earlier post ...


Yeah... I know...

For real though, can't he make Badboys 3 or something instead?


Bad Boys 3 don't pay nearly as well as TF 5, or 6. Nobody says no to cash, and like I said, Hasbro and Paramount are so afraid of rocking the boat that they'll keep piling money on his lap until he agrees to make another TF movie.

...that is, until his TF movies stop making money. Just a matter of time before they grow too stale to bring in the audiences, TBH. Which is probably why they're playing around with the whole MCU-style expanded universe thing for Transformers.


"When" is anybody's guess. But until then though, brace yourself for more Bayverse in the future.


Given that AoE performed very well in terms of profits, I don't think that's going to be a trend any time soon. Oh well. At least I actually like movie Hound, Drift, and Crosshairs.


Yeah, at the core of it, CGI robots will almost always save the day--it actually made ROTF watchable if you fast-forwarded past the human bits, didn't it? :lol:

Seriously, though, AoE was pretty decent since Bay/Kruger finally put some emphasis on the lore or the TF's (Creators, knights, etc.) instead of cooking up yet another Macguffin for the human protagonist to go on an Easter egg hunt. Could have done a better job of introducing the Dinobots, but it's a start. And since it's Bay, I never expect too much.

And finally, he got rid of the ass-clown characters (Lucas and Tucci sort of count, but at least they were actually funny and far more tolerable than Leo, Ken Jeong or Sam's mom). The lack of army presence was quite refreshing as well.
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Might Feature Michael Bay Once More (1677772)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on April 22nd, 2015 @ 7:05am CDT
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:
Burn wrote:You made your opinion perfectly clear with your earlier post ...


Yeah... I know...

For real though, can't he make Badboys 3 or something instead?


Bad Boys 3 don't pay nearly as well as TF 5, or 6. Nobody says no to cash, and like I said, Hasbro and Paramount are so afraid of rocking the boat that they'll keep piling money on his lap until he agrees to make another TF movie.

...that is, until his TF movies stop making money. Just a matter of time before they grow too stale to bring in the audiences, TBH. Which is probably why they're playing around with the whole MCU-style expanded universe thing for Transformers.


"When" is anybody's guess. But until then though, brace yourself for more Bayverse in the future.


Given that AoE performed very well in terms of profits, I don't think that's going to be a trend any time soon. Oh well. At least I actually like movie Hound, Drift, and Crosshairs.


Yeah, at the core of it, CGI robots will almost always save the day--it actually made ROTF watchable if you fast-forwarded past the human bits, didn't it? :lol:

Seriously, though, AoE was pretty decent since Bay/Kruger finally put some emphasis on the lore or the TF's (Creators, knights, etc.) instead of cooking up yet another Macguffin for the human protagonist to go on an Easter egg hunt. Could have done a better job of introducing the Dinobots, but it's a start. And since it's Bay, I never expect too much.

And finally, he got rid of the ass-clown characters (Lucas and Tucci sort of count, but at least they were actually funny and far more tolerable than Leo, Ken Jeong or Sam's mom). The lack of army presence was quite refreshing as well.



Well, I didn't really have any attachment to the pre-AoE characters either, aside from Ironhide. While there wasn't any kind of character development with Hound, Drift, or Crosshairs, they did make watching the scenes with them in it fun. The main reason is that they reminded me of the Maximals from Beast Wars. Not any characters specifically, just more in the way they behaved as a loosely-tied group who get on eachothers nerves more than they could work as a unit, and they were led by an over-worked Optimus who was pretty much done with trying to get them to behave. That's why I liked them.
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Might Feature Michael Bay Once More (1677773)
Posted by Burn on April 22nd, 2015 @ 7:13am CDT
*yawn* Here we go again. The discussion about why the previous movies were bad.

Thought we might have made it to page 2 before that dribble popped up AGAIN. >:oP
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Might Feature Michael Bay Once More (1677774)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on April 22nd, 2015 @ 7:18am CDT
Burn wrote:*yawn* Here we go again. The discussion about why the previous movies were bad.

Thought we might have made it to page 2 before that dribble popped up AGAIN. >:oP


Are we not allowed to talk about what worked and didn't work in the previous films? I kinda assumed that would have something to do with the next one, but I guess I'm wrong?

I guess we can compare it to Jurassic World instead then.
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Might Feature Michael Bay Once More (1677776)
Posted by noctorro on April 22nd, 2015 @ 7:20am CDT
Haha, standard bay haters, ready, set, hate! :michaelbay:

Anyway, I thought something like this will happen. Otherwise they just have to create a new story or reboot which is silly.

I really enjoyed DOTM & AOE. The humans were a big improvement over TF3, and the Transformers actually had more conversation with each other. It's on a decent road, still I'd love to see what a different director would do with the franchise.

Who would you rather have directing the next Transformers movie?
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Might Feature Michael Bay Once More (1677777)
Posted by noctorro on April 22nd, 2015 @ 7:22am CDT
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:
Burn wrote:*yawn* Here we go again. The discussion about why the previous movies were bad.

Thought we might have made it to page 2 before that dribble popped up AGAIN. >:oP


Are we not allowed to talk about what worked and didn't work in the previous films?


I think he meant the 'what didn't work' stuff that gets repeated over, and over, and over again.
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Might Feature Michael Bay Once More (1677778)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on April 22nd, 2015 @ 7:25am CDT
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:
Burn wrote:You made your opinion perfectly clear with your earlier post ...


Yeah... I know...

For real though, can't he make Badboys 3 or something instead?


Bad Boys 3 don't pay nearly as well as TF 5, or 6. Nobody says no to cash, and like I said, Hasbro and Paramount are so afraid of rocking the boat that they'll keep piling money on his lap until he agrees to make another TF movie.

...that is, until his TF movies stop making money. Just a matter of time before they grow too stale to bring in the audiences, TBH. Which is probably why they're playing around with the whole MCU-style expanded universe thing for Transformers.


"When" is anybody's guess. But until then though, brace yourself for more Bayverse in the future.


Given that AoE performed very well in terms of profits, I don't think that's going to be a trend any time soon. Oh well. At least I actually like movie Hound, Drift, and Crosshairs.


Yeah, at the core of it, CGI robots will almost always save the day--it actually made ROTF watchable if you fast-forwarded past the human bits, didn't it? :lol:

Seriously, though, AoE was pretty decent since Bay/Kruger finally put some emphasis on the lore or the TF's (Creators, knights, etc.) instead of cooking up yet another Macguffin for the human protagonist to go on an Easter egg hunt. Could have done a better job of introducing the Dinobots, but it's a start. And since it's Bay, I never expect too much.

And finally, he got rid of the ass-clown characters (Lucas and Tucci sort of count, but at least they were actually funny and far more tolerable than Leo, Ken Jeong or Sam's mom). The lack of army presence was quite refreshing as well.



Well, I didn't really have any attachment to the pre-AoE characters either, aside from Ironhide. While there wasn't any kind of character development with Hound, Drift, or Crosshairs, they did make watching the scenes with them in it fun. The main reason is that they reminded me of the Maximals from Beast Wars. Not any characters specifically, just more in the way they behaved as a loosely-tied group who get on eachothers nerves more than they could work as a unit, and they were led by an over-worked Optimus who was pretty much done with trying to get them to behave. That's why I liked them.


Now that you mention it, yeah, they do remind me of the first Maximals that landed on prehistoric Earth.

As for pre-AOE, I actually like the original team from the first movie. While not outstanding, they had a single defining trait that at least gave them the illusion of purpose and personality. Each had a job (Ratchet the medic, IH the weapons specialist, etc.) and their personalities were accurate to the original cartoon. Now I'm not too partial to G1, nor am I a "geewunner", but in a movie where CGI runtime is money, it's better to have a simple characterization than none at all (Dino, the Arcee sisters and the Dreads, for example).
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Might Feature Michael Bay Once More (1677779)
Posted by Burn on April 22nd, 2015 @ 7:25am CDT
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:Are we not allowed to talk about what worked and didn't work in the previous films? I kinda assumed that would have something to do with the next one, but I guess I'm wrong?

What is there to discuss that hasn't been discussed in every other movie news thread?

There are non-news threads for it to be discussed in.

Every time though a news article is posted about the movie, it quickly degenerates into why the previous movies were bad. Then SlyTF1 comes charging in to defend things and it gets so so messy and everyone just goes round and round and round.

The horse is beyond pulp now.
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Might Feature Michael Bay Once More (1677781)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on April 22nd, 2015 @ 7:29am CDT
Burn wrote:
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:Are we not allowed to talk about what worked and didn't work in the previous films? I kinda assumed that would have something to do with the next one, but I guess I'm wrong?

What is there to discuss that hasn't been discussed in every other movie news thread?

There are non-news threads for it to be discussed in.

Every time though a news article is posted about the movie, it quickly degenerates into why the previous movies were bad. Then SlyTF1 comes charging in to defend things and it gets so so messy and everyone just goes round and round and round.

The horse is beyond pulp now.


So... should the thread be locked then?
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Might Feature Michael Bay Once More (1677783)
Posted by Burn on April 22nd, 2015 @ 7:33am CDT
We don't lock news threads.
But if it gets out of control some poor sod then has to spend time splitting off posts and moving them to places that can't be seen ... sadly, that ends up being me and I miss out on comic reading time. I blame SlyTF1.
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Might Feature Michael Bay Once More (1677784)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on April 22nd, 2015 @ 7:40am CDT
noctorro wrote:Who would you rather have directing the next Transformers movie?


Uwe Boll--he used real hookers as extras in Bloodrayne. Megan Fox just looks like one. :P
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Might Feature Michael Bay Once More (1677785)
Posted by RhA on April 22nd, 2015 @ 7:48am CDT
I like the idea of Bay continuing. I liked all the movies so far and with the broader scope of AOE (creators), I'd just like it if everything stays in the same 'flow'.
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Might Feature Michael Bay Once More (1677790)
Posted by noctorro on April 22nd, 2015 @ 7:58am CDT
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:
noctorro wrote:Who would you rather have directing the next Transformers movie?


Uwe Boll--he used real hookers as extras in Bloodrayne. Megan Fox just looks like one. :P


I recently watched Rampage, besides the shocky cam it was a good view.

Anyone else in mind?
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Might Feature Michael Bay Once More (1677793)
Posted by Va'al on April 22nd, 2015 @ 8:01am CDT
RhA wrote:I like the idea of Bay continuing. I liked all the movies so far and with the broader scope of AOE (creators), I'd just like it if everything stays in the same 'flow'.



That's the thing, isn't it? I personally did not like them, but I do not despise Michael Bay as a director (I keep bringing up Pain & Gain as an example of good Bay).

Keeping the aesthetic direction of Bay's cinematographic vision, but with a different type of writing (as has been announced, though not confirmed specifically for TF5) might just do the trick.
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Might Feature Michael Bay Once More (1677801)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on April 22nd, 2015 @ 8:22am CDT
noctorro wrote:
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:
noctorro wrote:Who would you rather have directing the next Transformers movie?


Uwe Boll--he used real hookers as extras in Bloodrayne. Megan Fox just looks like one. :P


I recently watched Rampage, besides the shocky cam it was a good view.

Anyone else in mind?


Yeah...that was a joke.

But seriously? Jon Favreau, I guess. Iron Man remains one of my all-time favorite movies.

Va'al wrote:
RhA wrote:I like the idea of Bay continuing. I liked all the movies so far and with the broader scope of AOE (creators), I'd just like it if everything stays in the same 'flow'.



That's the thing, isn't it? I personally did not like them, but I do not despise Michael Bay as a director (I keep bringing up Pain & Gain as an example of good Bay).

Keeping the aesthetic direction of Bay's cinematographic vision, but with a different type of writing (as has been announced, though not confirmed specifically for TF5) might just do the trick.


It'll never happen, but it would be awesome if Bay were only in charge of action choreography and someone else took over as director. He's great with visuals, but in other areas.... >:oP
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Might Feature Michael Bay Once More (1677810)
Posted by RhA on April 22nd, 2015 @ 8:38am CDT
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:
noctorro wrote:
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:
noctorro wrote:Who would you rather have directing the next Transformers movie?


Uwe Boll--he used real hookers as extras in Bloodrayne. Megan Fox just looks like one. :P


I recently watched Rampage, besides the shocky cam it was a good view.

Anyone else in mind?


Yeah...that was a joke.

But seriously? Jon Favreau, I guess. Iron Man remains one of my all-time favorite movies.

Va'al wrote:
RhA wrote:I like the idea of Bay continuing. I liked all the movies so far and with the broader scope of AOE (creators), I'd just like it if everything stays in the same 'flow'.



That's the thing, isn't it? I personally did not like them, but I do not despise Michael Bay as a director (I keep bringing up Pain & Gain as an example of good Bay).

Keeping the aesthetic direction of Bay's cinematographic vision, but with a different type of writing (as has been announced, though not confirmed specifically for TF5) might just do the trick.


It'll never happen, but it would be awesome if Bay were only in charge of action choreography and someone else took over as director. He's great with visuals, but in other areas.... >:oP

My point is that it would be kinda weird having a new style all of a sudden in part 5, especially since AOE was open-ended.
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Might Feature Michael Bay Once More (1677814)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on April 22nd, 2015 @ 8:46am CDT
I don't place the blame for the issues that the previous movies had fully on Bay's shoulder's; for the most part, I really enjoyed and continue to enjoy the films. I may fast -forward through a good chunk of them, but I enjoy them.

Other than ROTF, where Bay actually did write half he film, I look at the writing as the biggest issue. But at the same time, the last two movies have been steps in the right direction for hat aspect.

I just sincerely hope that they don't make it a 3 1/2 hour run time just so we can have more non-TF action. AoE was entirely too long.
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Might Feature Michael Bay Once More (1677816)
Posted by Rated X on April 22nd, 2015 @ 8:50am CDT
Va'al wrote:A general reminder to everyone involved in this, and any other, thread.

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1. No personal attacks/threats
This includes, but is not limited to, personal attacks/threats on a person for their race, religious beliefs, sexual preferences, cultural background, upbringing, personal appearance etc posted publicly on forums and sent via private messages.

This NOT limited solely to members of Seibertron.com. Personal attacks/threats against non-members (e.g. Comic book Writers/Artists, Movie Producers/Stars/Directors, Toy Designers etc) will also not be tolerated.


Thank heaven Alpha Bravo is not a person and just a hunk of plastic ! :lol:

On Bay, I will agree he is good at what he does. He finds a way to mix unknown models, has been rappers, and amusing potty humor with epic explosions to create great beer drinking material. :michaelbay: :michaelbay: :michaelbay: :michaelbay: :michaelbay:
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Might Feature Michael Bay Once More (1677817)
Posted by RhA on April 22nd, 2015 @ 8:51am CDT
Nemesis Maximo wrote:I don't place the blame for the issues that the previous movies had fully on Bay's shoulder's; for the most part, I really enjoyed and continue to enjoy the films. I may fast -forward through a good chunk of them, but I enjoy them.

Other than ROTF, where Bay actually did write half he film, I look at the writing as the biggest issue. But at the same time, the last two movies have been steps in the right direction for hat aspect.

I just sincerely hope that they don't make it a 3 1/2 hour run time just so we can have more non-TF action. AoE was entirely too long.

Agreed. A bit shorter would not hurt.

Also, I want to see AOE again now.
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Might Feature Michael Bay Once More (1677819)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on April 22nd, 2015 @ 8:53am CDT
RhA wrote:
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:
noctorro wrote:
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:
noctorro wrote:Who would you rather have directing the next Transformers movie?


Uwe Boll--he used real hookers as extras in Bloodrayne. Megan Fox just looks like one. :P


I recently watched Rampage, besides the shocky cam it was a good view.

Anyone else in mind?


Yeah...that was a joke.

But seriously? Jon Favreau, I guess. Iron Man remains one of my all-time favorite movies.

Va'al wrote:
RhA wrote:I like the idea of Bay continuing. I liked all the movies so far and with the broader scope of AOE (creators), I'd just like it if everything stays in the same 'flow'.



That's the thing, isn't it? I personally did not like them, but I do not despise Michael Bay as a director (I keep bringing up Pain & Gain as an example of good Bay).

Keeping the aesthetic direction of Bay's cinematographic vision, but with a different type of writing (as has been announced, though not confirmed specifically for TF5) might just do the trick.


It'll never happen, but it would be awesome if Bay were only in charge of action choreography and someone else took over as director. He's great with visuals, but in other areas.... >:oP

My point is that it would be kinda weird having a new style all of a sudden in part 5, especially since AOE was open-ended.


That's true. Every director has his own unique style, and it would be pretty jarring if TF 5 was stylistically different from AOE. We've seen how things turn out when a director tries to copy the style of another when Joel Schumacher took over from Tim Burton, and he wasn't even going for a direct continuation in that particular case.
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Might Feature Michael Bay Once More (1677827)
Posted by RhA on April 22nd, 2015 @ 9:05am CDT
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:That's true. Every director has his own unique style, and it would be pretty jarring if TF 5 was stylistically different from AOE. We've seen how things turn out when a director tries to copy the style of another when Joel Schumacher took over from Tim Burton, and he wasn't even going for a direct continuation in that particular case.


*Quote train murder.*

I would like to see someone else handle those spin-off's that have been mentioned. Just to see what others might do to the movieverse.
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Might Feature Michael Bay Once More (1677833)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on April 22nd, 2015 @ 9:19am CDT
RhA wrote:
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:That's true. Every director has his own unique style, and it would be pretty jarring if TF 5 was stylistically different from AOE. We've seen how things turn out when a director tries to copy the style of another when Joel Schumacher took over from Tim Burton, and he wasn't even going for a direct continuation in that particular case.


*Quote train murder.*

I would like to see someone else handle those spin-off's that have been mentioned. Just to see what others might do to the movieverse.


Just guessing, but more than likely, we'll see a few directors try to ape Bay's visual style, either at the behest of Paramount, or because Bay's movies are the only examples of a live-action TF movie.
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Posted by Madeus Prime on April 22nd, 2015 @ 9:41am CDT
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Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Might Feature Michael Bay Once More (1677853)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on April 22nd, 2015 @ 10:09am CDT
If bay is involved at all its going to be another terrible paint by numbers movie for the mindless masses that lasts for way to long. If hasbro wasnt so greedy they'd take this time to try something different, the franchise is established & the mindless moron will go & see the new one no matter what. Perfect opportunity to experiment & try to win back all the fans youve alienated over the years. But all they care about is lining their pockets & they're to short sighted to see the bigger picture so things will never change.
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Might Feature Michael Bay Once More (1677858)
Posted by RhA on April 22nd, 2015 @ 10:16am CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:If bay is involved at all its going to be another terrible paint by numbers movie for the mindless masses that lasts for way to long. If hasbro wasnt so greedy they'd take this time to try something different, the franchise is established & the mindless moron will go & see the new one no matter what. Perfect opportunity to experiment & try to win back all the fans youve alienated over the years. But all they care about is lining their pockets & they're to short sighted to see the bigger picture so things will never change.

I've never thought of it this way. What an interesting and fresh prespective.
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Might Feature Michael Bay Once More (1677863)
Posted by SlyTF1 on April 22nd, 2015 @ 10:19am CDT
I want Bay to return for no other reason than to continue to piss people off. However, I know it's a stretch, but I want Christopher Nolan to direct a TF movie. Just to see what he'd do with it. Seeing as though Paramount had a hand in Interstellar and the fact that he's a fan of Bay, I think it would be interesting. With this whole universe Hasbro is trying to build, there's plenty of room for diversity with each movie.

Megatron Wolf wrote:If bay is involved at all its going to be another terrible paint by numbers movie for the mindless masses that lasts for way to long. If hasbro wasnt so greedy they'd take this time to try something different, the franchise is established & the mindless moron will go & see the new one no matter what. Perfect opportunity to experiment & try to win back all the fans youve alienated over the years. But all they care about is lining their pockets & they're to short sighted to see the bigger picture so things will never change.


You do realize that the type of movie you chose to watch has no bearing on the level of your intelligence. Just think about this; at least these "mindless masses," have enough intelligence to form their own thoughts rather than follow behind the popular opinion just because it's popular.
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Might Feature Michael Bay Once More (1677972)
Posted by Burn on April 22nd, 2015 @ 3:19pm CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:If bay is involved at all its going to be another terrible paint by numbers movie for the mindless masses that lasts for way to long. If hasbro wasnt so greedy they'd take this time to try something different, the franchise is established & the mindless moron will go & see the new one no matter what. Perfect opportunity to experiment & try to win back all the fans youve alienated over the years. But all they care about is lining their pockets & they're to short sighted to see the bigger picture so things will never change.

Do NOT refer to fans as "mindless" or "morons". That is a direct insult and will not be tolerated on this site.
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Might Feature Michael Bay Once More (1678013)
Posted by Va'al on April 22nd, 2015 @ 5:16pm CDT
Meanwhile, at Walt Disney Studios..

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Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Might Feature Michael Bay Once More (1678028)
Posted by Deadput on April 22nd, 2015 @ 5:59pm CDT
Va'al wrote:Meanwhile, at Walt Disney Studios..

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Ghost in the Shell is getting a movie made by Disney?



I mean like wHuT yo?
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Might Feature Michael Bay Once More (1678053)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on April 22nd, 2015 @ 8:21pm CDT
Disney Dreamworks LAM GitS directed by the guy who did Snow White and the Hunstman? Well, at least there's Scarlett Johannsen to look forward to.

Plus, there's always Mamoru Oshii's anime to fall back on as well.
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Might Feature Michael Bay Once More (1678139)
Posted by Convoy on April 23rd, 2015 @ 1:31am CDT
Va'al wrote:Meanwhile, at Walt Disney Studios..

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I don't think 3 Star Wars features are enough for a two year period. They're not running that franchise into the ground fast enough at that pace.
:roll:
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Might Feature Michael Bay Once More (1678188)
Posted by redoutlander on April 23rd, 2015 @ 7:24am CDT
I think the director should be Sylvester Stallone with the writing of Mike Myers. That way we can still get plenty of over the top action and explosions, and we can still have all the potty humor and the sexualized women! Win/Win :michaelbay:

Seriously though, I think a movie directed by Zack Snyder with writing by James Roberts would please the masses and make the fans happy. James in my mind has written the most engaging transformers material we have seen in any medium, and Zack is proven to translate great comics into visually impressive (yet relevant) movies.
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Might Feature Michael Bay Once More (1678219)
Posted by Deadput on April 23rd, 2015 @ 10:05am CDT
redoutlander wrote:I think the director should be Sylvester Stallone with the writing of Mike Myers. That way we can still get plenty of over the top action and explosions, and we can still have all the potty humor and the sexualized women! Win/Win :michaelbay:

Seriously though, I think a movie directed by Zack Snyder with writing by James Roberts would please the masses and make the fans happy. James in my mind has written the most engaging transformers material we have seen in any medium, and Zack is proven to translate great comics into visually impressive (yet relevant) movies.



If we have James write the movies who is going to write the comics?





Someone who will mess it up like Shane McCarthy and we don't want to imagine MTMTE being written by him for the rest of it's run.
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Might Feature Michael Bay Once More (1678231)
Posted by CrankyOldTruck on April 23rd, 2015 @ 10:32am CDT
Burn wrote:
Megatron Wolf wrote:If bay is involved at all its going to be another terrible paint by numbers movie for the mindless masses that lasts for way to long. If hasbro wasnt so greedy they'd take this time to try something different, the franchise is established & the mindless moron will go & see the new one no matter what. Perfect opportunity to experiment & try to win back all the fans youve alienated over the years. But all they care about is lining their pockets & they're to short sighted to see the bigger picture so things will never change.

Do NOT refer to fans as "mindless" or "morons". That is a direct insult and will not be tolerated on this site.


Is "sheep" politically correct enough? We both know exactly what behavior MW was talking about and we both also know that he was not wrong. You may not agree with how he phrased it but you cannot deny that his observations on group/mob behavior (and mine for that matter) have been proven countless times, not just on this site but pretty much on any site you go on. You simply cannot dismiss the evidence presented by basic human psychology.

If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck...
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Might Feature Michael Bay Once More (1678234)
Posted by SlyTF1 on April 23rd, 2015 @ 10:45am CDT
CrankyOldTruck wrote:
Burn wrote:
Megatron Wolf wrote:If bay is involved at all its going to be another terrible paint by numbers movie for the mindless masses that lasts for way to long. If hasbro wasnt so greedy they'd take this time to try something different, the franchise is established & the mindless moron will go & see the new one no matter what. Perfect opportunity to experiment & try to win back all the fans youve alienated over the years. But all they care about is lining their pockets & they're to short sighted to see the bigger picture so things will never change.

Do NOT refer to fans as "mindless" or "morons". That is a direct insult and will not be tolerated on this site.


Is "sheep" politically correct enough? We both know exactly what behavior MW was talking about and we both also know that he was not wrong. You may not agree with how he phrased it but you cannot deny that his observations on group/mob behavior (and mine for that matter) have been proven countless times, not just on this site but pretty much on any site you go on. You simply cannot dismiss the evidence presented by basic human psychology.

If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck...


Like I said;

SlyTF1 wrote:At least these "mindless masses," have enough intelligence to form their own thoughts rather than follow behind the popular opinion just because it's popular.


Hating these movies is the popular opinion. Would that not make the ones who go see the movies just to talk shit about them the sheep?
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Might Feature Michael Bay Once More (1678238)
Posted by zatara1701 on April 23rd, 2015 @ 10:52am CDT
I will be the first to say I have enjoyed all the Transfomers movies thus far...to varying degrees of course. And yes, there certain aspects as a fan that kinda bug me, and certain things that bug me as an intellegent human being. :HEADHURTS:

That being said... Bay is adequate, but I would love to see someone else out there take a swing at it. You cannot tell me there is not a director out there that loves the Transformers like Joss Whedon loves Marvel and JJ Abrams loves Star Wars....

My vote is Adam Golberg from the Golbergs getting his big screen debut. He obvious has love for our favorite bots. :APPLAUSE:
Re: Paramount Transformers 5 Might Feature Michael Bay Once More (1679137)
Posted by TurboMMaster on April 25th, 2015 @ 5:42am CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:If bay is involved at all its going to be another terrible paint by numbers movie for the mindless masses that lasts for way to long. If hasbro wasnt so greedy they'd take this time to try something different, the franchise is established & the mindless moron will go & see the new one no matter what. Perfect opportunity to experiment & try to win back all the fans youve alienated over the years. But all they care about is lining their pockets & they're to short sighted to see the bigger picture so things will never change.
I couldn't agreed more. We really need something new, something different. They at least should let Galvatron win next round. Just to shock the audience and giving a lot of unexepected options for six and let's hope the final movie.

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