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Michael Bay Announces July 2011 Release for Transformers 3

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October 1, 2009
Source: Official Forums

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Michael Bay just stole Paramount's thunder. The man himself has announced via his official forums that they've set a release date for Transformers 3 - July 1st, 2011. As he says, "not 2012." Additionally, Bay has already started work on the sequel with a meeting at ILM and a meeting with screenwriter Ehren Kruger as well as Hasbro. Bay also makes a joke about/to Megan Fox saying "welcome back" and that "I promise no alien robots will harm you in any way during the production." Oh Mr. Bay, I'm not sure your sense of humor is all that funny. He also confirms that his smaller film Pain and Gain will shoot right after Transformers.

Paramount first announced that Transformers 3 was moving forward for a 2011 release way back in March before Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen had even hit theaters. Despite the dismal reviews, it has gone on to make $401 million domestically. There was plenty of discussion about whether or not Michael Bay would return because he kept saying that he wanted to take a break and potentially direct a small feature first (Pain and Gain) before considering returning to the world of giant robots once again. But it looks like he's back and ready to go. No delaying, Paramount wants another tentpole blockbuster in two years time.

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  • Spider94
    YEAHHHHHHHH TRANSFORMERS 3! AUTOBOTS,TRANSFORM AND ROLL OUT FOR ANOTHER AWESOME MOVIE!!!!! thanks michael bay you made me happy again
  • Rorschach90
    Sounds like the 15 year old is happy
  • David
    Yes! I cannot wait. I loved transformers 2.
  • Cat
    Sweet! Bring on soundwave baby! And we don't need Megan fix.
  • Ken
    Meh 2 was a let down to me, the Twins kinda ruined it for me. Hopefully 3 will be better.
  • SlashBeast
    If they can make it better than that massive steaming turd that was Transformers 2 (and really, it wouldn't take that much effort), then I'd be interested.
  • branden
    #5 I hope you don't mean Megan Fox's Twins cause that was one of the movie's only bright spots lol
  • Alex
    Why do people crave such pointless nonsense? District 9 had a $30 million budget and it was MUCH better than this. God, why can't people accept intelligent films with at least some meaning?
  • JDAMON
    No more Twins, any showing of anything that resembles those black peoples culture makes me sick. I am so sick and tired of the Blacks inserting themselves into out lives, they need to get outta our country so we can get this country back on track and back to a WHITE AMERICA!!!! The was it was in the beginning.
  • one
    hahaha....TF2 was nothing but explosions and horrible attempts at crude humor...TF3 better be hell of a lot better
  • whomever
    I loved Transformers 1 and defended it to the death. Transformers 2...not so much. Transformers 3...not expecting anything too sexy.
  • Shane
    Fuck this shit.
  • S
    If I was Michael Bay I would totally kill off Megan Fox's character and then bring in another hot chick to fill the void.
  • Dark Fist
    I second #12.
  • Rob
    This is the best news I heard all yr. Wonder what the plots gonna be? If the matrix of leadership has been destroyed then how will the deceptacons survive?
  • Justinwhy?
    I have to agree with #12. If the 2nd one was anything to go by, I'll wait for this trash on Netflix instant watch.
  • http://www.cervenykoberec.cz redcarp
    can not wait to see it! i hope Bay will keep his explode here axplode there style because i like it so much! i like what he did to the Transformers, i know the original series and i love it but these movies are great
  • Winston
    wow, #9 is ignorant... ...anyway I hope there is at least a good story instead of pointless action sequences. I'm usually entertained by Bay, but T2 was ridiculous.
  • Dan the Fan
    Money talks, doesn't it Mr. Bay? I'm sure he'll be crying himself all the way to the bank with not being able to make his little indy film... Just goes to show his filmmaking integrity. I wonder what his price tag was too. And I'm sorry (not really), but I wonder if this whole indy film idea of his was just some financial ploy he wanted to use in order to lure more money from Paramount to get the ball rolling on Transformers 3 anyway. These people can't be trusted.
  • TheTruth
    JDAMON you are a rascist pig. i hope smites you. go to church. find jesus. you rude ungrateful racist pig. oh and yes i'm black. hahahahahahahahahaha.
  • Guy
    Everyone is tired of Megan Fox. Angelina Jolie Should come on and just kick her ass. While Robots fight in the background, making a parallel of struggles going on. I want credit if this is used. lol
  • John Galt
    I also agree with # 12. Bay is a first rate hack.
  • ray
    and i agree with #22....LOL
  • p
    why not? the last one was a terrible, no plot, Horrible, atrocious waste of film and time and KABLOOMM!!!!!!!!!!
  • Tra la la la la di da
    Sweet deal! Just kill the twins and we're A-OK! I'm glad he's back on bored. Might as well crank this out, make tons of money, then he can go on and do whatever he wants. This was inevitable and I'm sure he couldn't think clearly if he knew he had to go back to this so soon so with this done, he'll have nothing.
  • Ajax
    A note to the screenwriters: Do not take speed before writing the screenplay, like you did in T:ROTF
  • Cody
    #19 pretty much summed it up for me....this is hollywood stop getting pissed. #9 just wow I hope your joking for everyones sake.
  • CORNBOY
    The way it was JDamon you cracker jack milky fucktard....If we go back to the way it was then everyone would be booted and it would be NATIVE AMERICA....you fucking idiot !!!
  • Raskolnikov
    Michael Bay you don't you just go and die. I'm sure every demon in hell will eagerly look forward to you next installment of CRAP!
  • Raskolnikov
    Michael Bay why don't you just go and die. I'm sure every demon in hell will eagerly look forward to you next installment of CRAP!
  • Castro
    after transformers 2, which i was hesitant about watching in the first place and later proved to be an utter disappointment, as anticipated. I pretty much vowed to myself that i wouldn't watch any more follow ups because they're pretty much gonna get worse and worse as they come out..... i just hope people start to grow a brain and realize how dumbed down these movies are ....
  • zeldaprimed
    thank god...one of my favorite films...I don't know why people say the second had not plot...I mean the movie did move along did it not?! the movie tried to explain how the universe moves along did it not...and it had plenty action...I mean...it doesn't classify itself as a dramatic oscar-winning movie... just remove the twins like everyone says...and the crude humor... if you people don't like transforming robots and huge explosions, then maybe you guys should go watch brokeback mountain...or a documentary...non-fiction...have fun...
  • Cindarr
    I just hope he doesnt make the same mistakes as TF2 slow motion drama, action so zoom in till you dont know what the hell is going. Hope TF3 will be good
  • Spider
    Michael Bay needs to go back to the source material and GET THIS FLICK RIGHT. I'm sure he has a true epic "Transformers" flick in him. No more Twins! No more overacting and rambling! Please, get a 'real' script!!!! Make us believers again Bay! :)
  • chad
    Not too excited for this. Transformers 2 was a epic fail. Soundwave and Devastor sucked major ba775!
  • chad
    and the teenage girl decepticon....? WTF was that.
  • http://bellsouth.net Sean
    Now that we know that transformers 3 is coming out in july 2011, is it going to be announced soon that pirates of the caribbean 4 is coming out in july 2011 or is it coming out in may 2011?.
  • Last Son
    What the hell happened with "Bad Boys 3" It was announced that Michael Bay would be doing either Bad Boys 3 or Pain & Gain before taking on Transformers 3. Fuck this shit. Transformers 2 sucks.
  • trat
    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
  • Matt
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Someone stop this man before he completely ruins summer blockbusters forever. ROTF was complete garbage. Editing, Writing, shot set up, GARBAGE! Change your ways Bay, give us something good again!
  • TazH
    Incoming Unicron!
  • Kalladin
    i hope Bay and co. use this film as an opportunity to bring cultures together seeing as this will be shown all around the world. if it's marketed like Transformers 2 then it should be released in upwards of 60 countries if boxofficemojo.com is anything to go by. FAO Bay lol: you're like el presidente of the world here bro. please: do good things with this movie. practice inclusion. create positive references, not negative ones. explore unanswered questions that we can all relate to. don't average 3.89765 conflicts per minute. we're not conflict addicts. well, yes we are lol but let's learn from the resolution of productive conflicts. please. people will appreciate your efforts and will support your future projects even more. and give Megan some lines like "Why do we say guys when we refer to guys and girls?". haha OK well that's not gonna happen but try to up the game from "Why do boys always change the subject?". but please keep the ridiculous CGI, amazing cinematography and your overall wicked style! anyway i'm just a humble movie noob trying to help the cause... el presidente, you're not even reading this, are you?
  • Transformersfan
    T1 Pretty bad. D- T2 Pretty awfull. F- T3? hmm Probably isnt going to be very good.
  • Fisherr
    Great news, i hope Bay makes his most in this movie.
  • 1-7
    Michael Bay is responsible for the destruction of the blockuster. What used to be a quality artform is being reduced to cinematic sludge because of him and his cronies. Kick him out of the director's chair.
  • The One
    Good news! Though I'm just being hopeful here. Bay and crew needs to make this movie more about the robots and less about Shia and Megan running around. I paid money to see Transformers on the big screen, not some kid that takes up 3/4 of the screen time. Also, please, please, make each robot more unique looking, the only robots that I can set apart were Optimus, Bumblebee, Devastator, and the twins. Everyone else looked pretty much the same. 50+ robots my @$$!!!! Oh, and bring on the Dinobots!
  • Scagginsvolley
    Hey Michael Bay....fuck you. I saw the first Transformers, b/c....c'mon, it's Transformers. I was tricked into seeing the second one, and have since developed a drinking problem. I will not see the third. Period.
  • Trey
    Transfomers 2 was wack
  • Governor
    Fuck you Bay! Taking this franchise and using it as an exuse to shit on everyone's childhood, burn in Hell!
  • wow
    Will someone Kill micheal bay? in a really huge explosion just so we can all say " How Ironic. ' When we read about it on the news.
  • Rodimus Prime
    I WANA SEE HOTROD IN THE NEXT MOVIE!!!! who's with me???? maybe tie in abit of the mini cons in there too. all you haters, if you dont like it thats absolutly fine... your entitled to your opinion. some of us ( infact, ALOT of us) actually enjoy these films. care free and freakin awsome to boot i say!!!
  • Madnezz344
    Bring on UNICORN!!!!
  • peloquin
    @ 52... it's UnicRon
  • CJ
    Have to have a better script than 2. And can't let Bay get away with putting his stupid crap in there (e.g. the Twins, the balls of that giant Transformer)
  • Mega Jet Jaguar
    Yes! I'd like to see Hot Rod and Unicron in the next movie as well. Also, how about Cyclonus, and maybe the Dinobots?
  • Lando
    maybe there will be unemployed mexicanbots like the Illiterate urban twin bots? perhaps cheap jew bots? Dumb polishbots? any other stereotypes you wanna throw in there Popcorn McBay?
  • Six Three
    Can't hollywood take a page out of the never ending Seinfeld book and, "Just take one dip and end it!"
  • max s.
    Transformers 1 great they could have done better with 2 here's one thing they could have done you know that scene where sam finds the all spark in jacket they could have brought optimus back if they did it with meatron then they could have done it with him sam would still have that stuff in his head then they wouldnt have to go around th world to egypt and have the same thing with the first a huge fiht in a huge city and still could have had the fallen come down and get the living crap knocked out of him. see I could have done better than michael bay and i'm 13
  • Jeanne
    AWESOME MOVIES!!!!!!!!!!!!Can't wait for Transformers 3
  • http://technologyjargon.blogspot.com Tuhin Kumar Dutta (India)
    This is a good news, and i am a fan of the Transformer Movies and i nave the original VCD's of the two movies relieased and i request Michel Bay to shoot it in India with few more new Transformers which run on rails "Train Transformers" more bigger than we have seen.
  • Tana
    #9 WHATS THE DAMN POINT OF YA'LL SAYIN RACIST SHIT ALL THE FUCKIN TIME, THIS IS A FUCKIN PUBLIC PLACE WHERE YOU JUST CAN COMMENT ON WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT THE POST ON THIS SITE, WTF DO THE RACIST SHIT ABOUT US BLACKS GOT TO DO WITH YOUR COMMENT?!?!?! THAT WAS NOT CALLED FOR IN ANYWAY, AND IT WAS NOT NO BLACKS PLAYIN AS THE TWINS IN THE MOVIE, MICHAEL BAY SAID IT WAS FOR THE KIDS TO HAVE SOME COMEDY IN THE MOVIE, YEA I WAS OFFENDED OF THAT AND HE GOT IN TROUBLE FOR EVEN PUTTIN SHIT LIKE THAT IN THAT MOVIE, FOR EVERYBODY THATS READING THIS, AND FOR EVERYONE THAT ALWAYS HAVE RACIST SHIT TO SAY ON A POST OR A VIDEO LIKE YOUTUBE (I SEE RACIST SHIT ALL THE TIME THERE) GROW THE FUCK UP AND GET A LIFE, I GUARENTEE YA DAMN BANK ACCOUNT YA WOULDNT SAY THAT SHIT TO A BLACK PERSON FROM THE GHETTO, AND US BLACKS NOT EVEN HOLDIN NO GRUDGE AGAINSTS YA CAUCASIONS PERIOD, IM SURE AS HELL NOT ONE OF'EM, IM 20 YEARS YOUNG, I DO MUSIC, I GOT RESPECT FOR ALL RACES, I DONT CALL CAUCASION WHITE PPL CAUSE IT MAKE ME SOUND RACIST AND IM NOT, SO PLEASE PPL STOP SAYIN RACIST SHIT WHEN ITS NOT NEEDED PLEASE!!
  • Tana
    @ #56 michael bay seems like he doesnt care about any race besides his own, i love the fact that he brung transformers to theaters, but i believe he gettin cocky and wantin to do things to embarrass other races...SMH
  • cooper
    1.) #9 ur such a racist bitch 2.) why are people always on michael bay's case? the guy isn't perfect, people! unless u can actually name some of his other movies (without looking them up) and put a face to the name then shutup please. the guy has obviously done something right because both movies made well over $700,000. 3.) all you people who criticize T:ROTF, remember one thing: nobody talked about the plot before the movie came out; it was all about the action and how many robots there were and how hot he was making megan fox look but as soon as people see the movie they hated it when it gave them everything they were expecting so you can't criticize it on something it wasn't even expected to have e.g. a strong story. the fact of the matter is that it delivered on the levels we wanted but when we heard the lines and the plot, we completely destroyed it with insults. i personally loved the movie 4.) the plot was simple because it didn't need to be intricate 5.) going back to how much it made, money doesn't lie in the film industry and i think a movie that is the 21st highest grossing of all-time did some things right to pull in a big audience and michael bay will probably do the same in Transformers 3
  • cooper
    something i forgot to say was how every movie is racist and stereotypical in its own way but when one man shows a talking car with street slang talk and a gold tooth, people freak out and say michael bay is a stereotypical bitch...take a look throughout the movie history and think about how every movie probably has some type of racism or stereotype in it? and in case some of ur brains can't come up with an answer most movies ARE and WILL BE like that, ALWAYS!!
  • RachelReplicant
    yea! look at movies like "Babes in arms" and "The Jazz singer" race always has a place. MAMI.... Yessa sir yowza!! Whats your name boy? Toby!
  • Jake the snake
    Cooper # 64 money means nothing. Ask the twilight fangirls.
  • RachelReplicant
    #63 #64 best reading of vagina monologue ever!

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