Alan Tudyk Joins Transformers 3, LaBeouf Comments on TF2
Though there's a large majority that think Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen got a little too convoluted to be as enjoyable a blockbuster as Michael Bay's first film with the giant robots, plenty of new cast members like John Malkovich, and most recently Patrick Dempsey, have been added to Transformers 3. Now The Wrap reports Alan Tudyk (Firefly, the original Death at a Funeral) has also joined the cast. And for those worried that the third film is just going to be completely out of control, Shia LaBeouf has conceded that the second film got out of control, but his hype of Transformers 3 seems to contradict his views. Read on!
Tudyk's role in the film is being kept under wraps for now along with the sequel's plot, and sadly LaBeouf isn't dishing out any significant details. However, the young actor and star of the franchise seems to agree with audiences that Revenge of the Fallen lost some of the nice touches that made the first film so enjoyable. Here's what LaBeouf recently had to say to some press at Cannes Film Festival (via The Huffington Post):
"When I saw the second movie, I wasn't impressed with what we did. There were some really wild stunts in it, but the heart was gone. We got lost. We tried to get bigger. It's what happens to sequels. It's like, how do you top the first one? You've got to go bigger. [Michael Bay] went so big that it became too big, and I think you lost the anchor of the movie. You lost a bit of the relationships. Unless you have those relationships, then the movie doesn't matter. Then it's just a bunch of robots fighting each other."
I'd say he's right on the money there, but then in the briefest snippet of information about what we'll see in Transformers 3, he does a complete 180 degree turn: "There's going to be a lot of death, human death. This time, they're targeting humans. It's going to be the craziest action movie ever made, or we failed." So how exactly do you get back to the heart and relationships of the first film, and still somehow make the craziest action movie ever made? I guess we'll have to wait and see and hope for the best. For now, we'll be waiting to see and hear more about this sequel as time goes on. Who's excited to see Alan Tudyk joining this?