With the release of the latest teaser trailer for next year’s Transformers: Dark Of The Moon, many were upset that it didn’t show the chemistry between Shia LeBeouf and his new co-star Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. In fact, they don’t even feature in the trailer. Instead, we are given an interesting back-story surrounding the Apollo 11 landing in the alternate universe in which Transformers exist.
There has been lots of speculation as to how Huntington-Whiteley’s character can be introduced into the tale, after the very high profile sacking of fan favourite, Megan Fox, who was initially signed on to the film during principal photography.
The third instalment of the film franchise is set to be in 3D, making director Michael Bay adjust his filming techniques. Bay has acknowledged that this film will be more serious, after disappointing some fans with the last sequel.
“We tried to learn from the second movie. On the second movie we got burned. We had a writers strike, we had to agree on a story in three weeks, and then we knew they were going on strike… It was still an entertaining movie, but I think we failed on certain aspects. What we did with this movie is I think we have a much better script, and we got back to basics. … It’s more serious. I got rid of the dorky comedy; I mean we’ve got two little characters, that’s it, but the dorkiness is not there. Dork-free Transformers. It’s much more serious. It’s still entertaining; it’s big looking.”
Bay has also hinted that this would be the last Transformers film that he will direct and has suggested that LeBeouf is not interested in returning, making it all the more important for this final film to not only be a success in the box office, but also to be a success with the fans. Will you be watching Transformers: Dark Of The Moon? And what do you think about Megan Fox’s departure from the films?