Lorenzo di Bonaventura is Talking About Transformers 3 Already
Well, given its been a month, I suppose it's time to talk about Transformers 3. As you all know, I wasn't too thrilled with Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen, but my opinions and the scathing critical response haven't changed the fact that the "film" has made over three-quarters of a billion dollars worldwide. IGN recently sat down with producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura to discuss just what's to come of Transformers 3 and, as expected, he didn't reveal a whole lot since they're still stuffing their pockets with the box office earnings. Even still, Transformers 3 is coming whether you like it or not - it's just a question of when.
Bonaventura said that he'd "love to see [Michael Bay] back" and that he "couldn't imagine Transformers without him." But it seems that it's all up in the air right now. Bonaventura says that "the timing is the big question for him, not whether he is going to do it not." Well, of course. Why wouldn't he do it? Did I mention it's made over three-quarters of a billion dollars?! As to what we might see in the next installment, Bonaventura expressed some reservation when asked about the inclusion of the fan-favorite Transformer, Unicron. "Unicron worries me because it's so big that it dwarves emotion. It's so hard because when you're working to that scale, it sort of becomes outside any kind of human reality you have. That one scares me… it becomes sort of impersonal when it gets to that scale." Well, it's good that he wants to retain that element of human reality and emotion that the first two films have been so good at-- uh wait, did I just black out?
Bonaventura goes on to talk about the problems Fantastic Four 2 had with its introduction of Galactus, which for all intents and purposes is a pretty good analogy, but come on -- if the past is any indicator of the future, it wouldn't surprise me if we see even more racist depictions of even bigger Transformers playing dice with our planets. As far as when we'll see this monstrosity, Bonaventura says, "We've started talking about it now. We're debating the right time for it." I'd say the right time would be right after I finish building my fallout shelter - ’cause when (not if) Transformers 3 drops, you all better have a place to hide.