Wednesday, January 2, 2008

‘Transformers 2’ Release Date Has Been Delayed - SendMeRSS

Surprise, Surprise! Earlier this week, The Hollywood Reporter reported that the June 26th ,2009 release date for the highly anticipated sequel, ‘Transformers 2′ will probably be pushed back. However, Michael Bay may have suggested otherwise on his personal website.

Slashfilm gives us these details:

Director Michael Bay posted a New Years greeting on his website, adding that "Transformers 2 will be coming soon." I'm not sure if that is a confirmation, denial or something entirely unrelated. Bay also adds a little of his patented hype: "The new robots are really really unique and there are a lot of them this time."

I hate to say this, but it looks like the writer's strike may be responsible for this delay.  I know there are a lot of fans out there really excited about seeing this film in 2009, but it looks like they might have to wait a year. In my opinion, I don't think this will hurt the franchise by waiting one more year.  Look at the 'Spider-Man' franchise for instance.  It made large money with 3 year intervals in between sequels.

So you 'Transformers' fans out there, it looks like you're going to have to be even more patient.  Don't worry, the sequel should be well worth the wait.

Link - Comments - john@themovieblog.com (John Campea) - Wed, 02 Jan 2008 09:16:15 GMT - Feed (2 subs)
User comment: By: DJ Machismo
I see Rusty James is hoping for Tidal Wave to make an appearance in the new movie. I'd like to see the logistics of how he'd be defeated.
User comment: By: Monty
@ Tanaka: In the almighty name of product placement, I'm pretty sure Bay and co. will find new and clever ways of introducing new brands to the Transformer universe, imagine a new All-spark hitting a Radio Shack, Home Depot, or Bestbuy, the possibilities are endless. Personally, I can't wait to see an Autobot Coca-Cola Machine square off against the evil Decepticon Mountain Dew vending machine.
User comment: By: Rusty James
also Tanaka I think you might find your typing is better if you hit the caps lock button again.
User comment: By: Rusty James
I didn't like Transformers. I caused a minor incident when I called it the penultimate worst film of the year behind Leslie Vernon on these very boards. see
User comment: By: takata
AND MONTY ,DONT COUNT THE WII!! BAY ALREADY SOLD THE TRANSFORMER GAMEBOT SCENE SEQUENCE FOR THE X BOX ! DONT YOU REMENBER?
User comment: By: takata
KRISTINA AND RUSTY JAMES NOW WHAT THEY ARE SAYING!! AND THEY LIKED THE MOVIE!!! IMAGINE THOSE WHO HATED ....LIKE ME!!!! SO.....TAKE YOUR TIME BAY TAKE YOUR GODDANMTIME!!!!
User comment: By: Ransom
I think that Michael Bay and his over-produced action scenes are perfect for the Transformers films. All I ask for is a story that is a little bit deeper, which is usually my complaint in any given summer blockbuster.
User comment: By: Monty
With the same writers and director, there won't be any major changes to this franchise, good for the people who liked this movie, bad for those who didn't. Expect more wackyness from Agent Simmons(now an established character), Frenzy(returning as Rumble), new Transformers(HD-DVDs, toasters, Nintendo Wiis), and all the things that go into a Micheal Bay summer blockbuster (bad dialog, cookie-cutter plots, over produced action scenes, shots of people walking out of perpetual sunsets and hubcap closeups).
User comment: By: Rusty James
You know would be cool, an aircraft carrier decepticon.
User comment: By: Rusty James
Kristina, I suppose they could make all those improvements but they have no reason to. The fans (inexplicably) seem to like it just fine as is. This is a series that's bad by design. You're kidding yourself if you think they're taking this time to fix the script. Transformers fans are starting to sound a lot Superman Returns fans "I know the movie had a lot of problems but... I really like Jimmy Olsen in it".
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