It's official: there will be a third Transformers movie.
Despite critical lambasting and lukewarm audience reaction, there was never really any doubt that another film in this franchise would be made.
Now, director Michael Bay has announced the movie's release date on his blog, penning:
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.
One key character will return, however: Bay went out of his way to welcome Megan Fox back into the role of Mikaela Banes. There's been tension between director and actress since she compared him to Hitler. He wrote:
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.
Are you excited for Transformers 3?