Here are two pieces of Tranformers news today for you. If you thought that Transformers: Dark of the Moon was likely to be the last film in the franchise, think again. Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner revealed in a recent interview that Michael Bay‘s third and last Transformers film might not be the end of the film series. Secondly, I am annoyed to report that Dark of the Moon may involve a robot with a mullet.
In an interview from last summer, Bay annnounced that the upcoming film would be his last work in the series: “As a trilogy, it really ends. It could be rebooted again, but I think it has a really killer ending.” This makes a lot of sense to me, I am sure Bay wants to blow other things up than robots.
Goldner and Hasbro may have different plans. According to a cryptic statement he made to MTV, Transformers 4 is not confirmed and it's unknown if Bay would return if the series continues without him:
"I would say to you right now that I’ve so enjoyed working with Michael Bay. (He) has got this incredible visual sense for showing you things you’ve never seen before. Perhaps he’ll change his mind, perhaps he won’t, but I’d rather put out this movie first then cross that bridge at some point."
If it were to happen, Transformers 4 would not be into production for a number of years.
There are much more alarming reports to deal with, like the possibility of a mulleted Autobot in Dark of the Moon. Topless Robot’s Rob Bricken recently noticed it after seeing Hasbro's Topspin (voiced by Bill Fagerbakke), who is part of the Wreckers team. Read all of Bricken's rant below:
As an alien robot who’s alternate form is a NASCAR car, he of course has a mullet. I look forward to him speaking exactly like Cletus the Slack-Jawed Yokel from The Simpsons, and making a joke about having sex with his sister Transformer.
You can read his commments on this in there entirety at Topless Robot.
Here is what Goldner had to say to MTV about the first Transformers film to feature a mulleted robot:
I really believe it is (the best film in the series), and the reason is because we’ve learned so many things as we’ve made [these films]. The fact is, there’s a lot of story here…But we also understand the great spectacle of what ‘Transformers’ can be. It’s a great marriage, but with greater meaning. The first trailer shows that the space race is a backdrop to something that had gone on in our past that nobody was aware of. In typical ‘Transformers’ fashion, it’s all about more than meets the eye. That’s the core of what ‘Transformers’ is: you can never judge a book by its cover. We’re going to reveal to you, in much more of a thriller style than ever before, that idea of what’s going on behind this whole ‘Transformers’ pre-history.
‘Dark of the Moon’ has many meanings. It’s clearly what we know from the teaser trailer, but it’s also this idea that there’s darkness, a real cataclysm that could occur here based on knowing the truth of what’s happening. If everyone had understood why each Transformer was in the movie, people wouldn’t have cared how many there were. But once they’re just these robots without any real meaning of why they’re there, it just became robot melee, and that’s not as enjoyable as knowing something about each robot and their personality so that when they do fight, there are stakes to it. That’s really what was missing. It wasn’t that there were so many robots; there were so many robots that you didn’t know.
If I want to see a mulletted character I will watch a Nascar race, I frankly don't want them in a movie. What are your thoughts on this news?