Michael Bay played footsies for a while with doing more 'Transformers' movies, but has signed up for a fourth film, because... well, money. Lots and lots of it. Bay earned $80 Million from the first film (which is the lowest grossing film of the franchise), and gets 8% of the merchandising money, so it's safe to assume that he makes over $100 Million a sequel. But it looks like he's bringing in a new lead.
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Michael Bay, much like Michael Corleone, thought he was out. But they pulled him back in. (And that, we promise, is the last time we’ll link Bay to ‘The Godfather’ movies. Ever.) His third ‘Transformers’ movie was going to be his last, but he’s returning for an as-yet-untitled 'Transformers 4,' and in a recent interview, Bay dropped a few hints as to what fans can expect.
It would probably appear to most of us that, on every conceivable level, last summer's 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' was a financial success. The Michael Bay-directed three-quel made over $1 billion theatrically worldwide, which, as it happens, is a lot of money. But not everyone was satisfied, namely, Hasbro. The toy company announced today that while the box office dough is all well and good, what it's really interested in is toy sales. Naturally, the plan is to sell more toys, and that means introducing new characters.
Before I get into my review of the brand new Transformers ride at Universal Studios, let me get this out of the way: I hate the Transformers movies. Hate them. I think they're overblown pieces of hype with zero substance, filled with dumb humor and confusing action sequences. So what would I feel after experiencing the ride based on the Michael Bay films? One word: exhilarating.
This week director Michael Bay hit up the new 'Transformers' ride and set-up at Universal Studios Hollywood, and took time out to discuss a little movie called 'Transformers 4.' So what can we expect from the next installment of the franchise?
One clip shall rise, and an episode will fall! Produced by Hasbro Studios, ‘Transformers Prime‘ continues its strong contribution to the 'Transformers' franchise, a prospect made all the more accessible with the recent announcement that full seasons are to be made available on Netflix’s instant streaming services. So how would you like an exclusive sneak peak of this Saturday’s upcoming episode “Triangulation?”
Transform and roll out! Hasbro Studios' 'Transformers Prime' is all the rage these days, especially with the recent announcement that full seasons are to be made available on Netflix's instant streaming services, but how would you like an exclusive sneak peak of this Saturday's upcoming episode "Grill?"
You know, we remember waking up at the crack of 7 a.m. to see cartoons. And forget about watching them again; you'd have to wait for crappy VHS if you hadn't taped them...ON crappy VHS. Kids today just don't know how good Hasbro has just made it for them.