@JaYaws hah! I had the same reaction. I like him as Felix.
That cold shiver that went up your spine today was Michael Bay confirming work is beginning on Transformers 3.
Michael Bay today confirmed via his blog that pre-production has officially begun on the third film in the Transformers series.
Well its official: We have a great Transformers 3 story. The release date is now July 1st 2011. Not 2012.
Today is Day One. This morning started with an ILM meeting for five hours in San Francisco. Currently I’m flying with writer Ehren Kruger to Rhode Island to talk to Hasbro about new characters.
P.S. Megan Fox, welcome back. I promise no alien robots will harm you in any way during the production of this motion picture. Please consult your Physician when working under my direction because some side effects can occur, such as mild dizziness, intense nausea, suicidal tendencies, depression, minor chest hair growth, random internal hemorrhaging and inability to sleep. As some directors may be hazardous to your health, please consult your Doctor to determine if this is right for you.
Pain and Gain is right after shooting of Trans 3.
There had been some debate if the film would be 2011 or 2012 as Michael Bay had said he wanted to take some time off from the franchise, but obviously some thing changed his mind.
I must admit I have not yet seen Transformers Revenge of the Fallen, but from what I’ve heard about it, it sounds like it was possibly more painful than the first one, which is hard to imagine. The biggest complaint I heard was that again the action sequences were impossible to discern who was fighting who, so I imagine the ILM meeting this morning was just a joy to sit on.
ILM tech: Well, we have made some big advances in the technology we use, and every thing will be crystal clear.
Michael Bay: Damn, really? Can you dial it back a bit, make it a giant mess of pieces just moving around so no one knows what the hell is going on?
ILM tech: er…
As for meeting with Hasbro about what new characters he can use, does it really matter? Bay just changes up the characters and motivations as he sees fit, the only thing that remains the same is their names, and even their vehicle modes get messed up, so does it really matter? All it really tells him is what characters he is going to make unrecognizable to the fans and anger those individual characters fan bases.
Oh well, t-minus 21 months to even more pain.