In a Q&A with The LA Times, director Michael Bay spoke about the upcoming film in a discussion about sound in film.
Thanks to ComingSoon:
“So can we expect more thunderous sound in the third installment? Although the number of robots increased significantly from the first film for the second, the third film — which will hit theaters in summer 2011, won’t be as robot-heavy and there will be fewer explosions, a tight-lipped Bay said after the Q+A.”
“There will be a nice crescendo ending,” Bay said. “It gets much more into the robot character. The last time you kind of met a few of the robots; this time you’re gonna get a much cooler landscape.”
I am glad that he says there will be less robots. One of the many problems with the second film was that many of the new Transformers were just wasted and weren’t even introduced to some. Characters like Arcee, The Fallen, Devastator, and many others were completely useless, and served little to no purpose. It just seemed like in the second film Bay wanted to throw in as many characters as possible, and still try and make as much sense as possible.
If he did take out some of the characters from when the draft was leaked, then I do hope he kept in one of the characters I’m most excited for. Can’t tell you do to spoilers, damn it. I also hope he didn’t substitute any characters for the Jar Jar Bots. I seriously don’t think I can take another 2 1/2 hour film with those two.
The film probably won’t be the same as a Bay film with less explosions, though.
Then again, this could all be just “false info”.
Are you disappointed that there won’t be as many robots in this film? Or is that gonna make the film more enjoyable?
Transformers 3 will hit theatres on July 1, 2011.