Michael Bay Hints at Transformers 3
But of course Michael Bay is already talking about “Transformers 3″. Why wouldn’t he? Despite persistent charges of racism, “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” is closing in on $400 million worldwide grosses in just one week of release. This thing is a behemoth, folks, and I don’t think anyone is more surprised by the film’s wild success than the studios behind the movie. Recently, Michael Bay hinted at what to expect from a TF3.
The LATimes currently has an article spotlighting actor Ramon Rodriguez, who plays Leo Spitz in TF2, Sam Witwicky’s paranoid, alien conspiracy theorist college roommate who realizes — yikes — he was right all along. In the article, the LAT quotes Bay talking about Rodriguez, and what’s in store for his character in TF3:
Director Michael Bay has a third “Transformers” film in mind, and if it plays out as he expects, the next installment would have a more substantial role for Rodriguez. The filmmaker, speaking at his office a few weeks before “Revenge of the Fallen” was released, seemed to have some pride of discovery when talking about Rodriguez.
“I’ve worked with big stars, people like Will Smith, Sean Connery and Bruce Willis, but casting is a weird thing, it takes you places you don’t expect,” Bay said. “We went looking for a sidekick in this movie, Shia’s sidekick, and we find this new kid who really pops on screen. I think he’s going to have a real bright career. It’s great to work with big stars, but it’s always fun to discover people.”
Not exactly sure Rodriguez will be that big of a star. He seems capable enough, but really, the only person who actually stood out as an actor in both Transformers movies was Shia LaBeouf. Like Megan Fox, Rodriguez really had one role in the whole movie — run and scream — which, admittedly, he did pretty well.
If Bay, Paramount, and Dreamworks get their way, “Transformers 3″ will be coming to you 2011, or thereabouts.