It seems that the title to the upcoming third Transformers film may have been inadvertently revealed. Apparently some folks have spotted listings on Amazon (which have since been removed) for various Transformers books, all under the banner of Transformers: The Dark of the Moon. While there's not a thing about this idea that is confirmed, it is possible that these were prematurely-listed tie-in books which were graced with the 2011 film's yet-to-be-announced title. Yet, as shooting still commences, the film that may or may not be called "The Dark of the Moon" is apparently filling the cast with extremely positive vibes. In a recent interview with MTV, star Shia LaBeouf recently went on record saying with intense enthusiasm, that it was "the best movie we've made of the three by far." Is director Michael Bay ready to redeem what was generally considered a sub-par sequel in Revenge of the Fallen?
As LaBeouf explains in a noticeably joyous outburst:
"This is, and I'm not just BS-ing you, it's the best movie we've made of the three by far, the script is the best script we've had. The second movie, we were in the middle of a writers' strike, writing on the go. The first movie, we had the discovery, and this movie really is the fruition of the rhythm we've created out of five years working together. I'm super proud of this movie."
In fact, the sentiment was echoed by co-star Josh Duhamel, who said that it's "every bit as good, if not better than, the first two."
While director Michael Bay has already implied that this will be the last film in the series, LaBeouf would also reiterate that, despite the pride behind this film, it will definitely be his last outing with Transformers. According to LaBeouf: "There's no more for me, at least. I'm never going to do it again."
Bay has admitted much of what went wrong with Revenge of the Fallen, attributing it to the Writers Guild Strike of 2007-2008 throwing the timing of the production off, resulting in a rushed job. Given how, among other things, the heralded second season of Heroes was so dramatically affected by that event, I'm inclined to believe him. It will certainly be interesting to see how he builds up to what he refers to as the series' "final crescendo" with a much more focused script. (And a really hot Victoria's Secret model taking Megan Fox's spot.) If we were to take the cast enthusiasm along with the inclusion of classic fan favorite Shockwave as the main villain, we might find ourselves rendered less incredulous.
So, how do you feel the third Transformers film is shaping up? Are you getting pumped to once again see cool cars transform into giant robots that stomp the world into oblivion amidst the background of signature Michael Bay CG explosions? Of course you are!