Story Details for Transformers 3 from USA Today's Set Visit!
Time to get excited about next summer (even though we're not even done with this summer)! Friend and colleague Anthony Breznican of USA Today recently visited the set of Transformers 3, which is currently shooting all around Los Angeles. Not only did they talk about how big of a misstep Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen was: "I'll take some of the criticism," says Bay, "It was very hard to put (the sequel) together that quickly after the writers' strike." But they also reveal new details about Transformers 3, which doesn't have a fancy name yet, like that it delves into the 60's space race between the USSR and the USA. Read on!
"Shia has this great line: 'You know, I've saved the world twice, but I can't get a job,'" producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura mentions. They're striving for a "more coherent story, less goofball humor and a pledge that characters who die will stay dead" this time around. So far so good. "One thing we're getting rid of is what I call the dorky comedy," Bay says, adding that The Twins are "basically gone" (meaning they'll be back). Of course, it will be in 3D (that's now confirmed), and the villain will be Shockwave, the laser cannon-toting cyclops Decepticon badass, but that's all they say. As for the Megan Fox switch, Bay kind of blows it off: "Sam and Mikaela became one character, and here… you have discovery again from a new perspective."
So what of this USSR vs USA story? "The movie is more of a mystery," Bay says. "It ties in what we know as history growing up as kids with what really happened." For example, apparently during the space race of the 60's, "there was a hidden Transformers role in it all that remains one of the planet's most dangerous secrets." Ooohh, I love how epic they make it sound! "As a trilogy, it really ends," Bay proclaims. "It could be rebooted again, but I think it has a really killer ending." So this really is the final conclusion, the last Transformers movie from Bay. So far, I'm looking forward to it. Read the full USA Today piece for more!