Of course, what would be a big budget franchise without the use of 3D? Transformers 3 is now confirmed to be tainted with the 3D stamp of approval, but no word on whether it will be post converted or shot in 3D. My assumption is that it will be post converted, due to Michael Bay’s lack of respect towards the technology. I don’t really blame him for his type of filming and that this was only a settlement on behalf of the studio’s demands. USA Today got the first big scoop of the big details and many more that have been speculated for Transformers 3. Be warned that there are slight spoilers if you keep reading.
Besides the 3D announcement, many details of the plot have been revealed and have got fanboys stirring in their pants. The villain was announced and that villain will be none other than Shockwave, the “cyclops” like Decepticon left on Cybertron to look after it when Megatron left. I think this is pretty good news since he is such a key character in Transformers lore. I’m excited to see concept art or actual visualization of the character soon, but I won’t get my hopes up after what happened in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
“One thing we’re getting rid of is what I call the dorky comedy,” Michael Bay claims, and as for the “racist” twins,”They’re basically gone,” he says, though John Turturro returns for comic relief.
As for Sam Witwicky, he is “taking his first tenuous steps into adulthood while remaining a reluctant human ally of Optimus Prime. “Shia has this great line: ‘You know, I’ve saved the world twice, but I can’t get a job,’” producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura remarks.
They are playing the plot close to the chest, but it revolves around the space race between the U.S.S.R. and the USA, which leads us to believe there was a hidden Transformers agenda and that it is one of the worlds darkest secrets. “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.”
Bay says “As a trilogy, it really ends. It could be rebooted again, but I think it has a really killer ending.” This sounds like to me that Bay is done and will let someone else take the helm if they want to. With all these details, at least he seems still invested to not leave the franchise in tattered ruins like Joel Schumacher did after Batman & Robin.
If someone were to do a reboot of the franchise I don’t think they could so suddenly. If someone were to start off where Bay left, than that would be more promising. The next Transformers movies could hold a place after the events of this third movie, much like the animated movie did to the animated series. They could introduce a new gang of Transformers, have Sam older with a kid/family and perhaps go into the Unicron story arc, but I wouldn’t really want that Unicron in a live action movie if it was going to be a giant storm cloud……