To anyone who thinks that the upcoming Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen is going to be another in a long line of sequels that plan on making things darker in order to set up the triumphant final part of a trilogy, then director Michael Bay has some bad news for you: As far as he's concerned, there is no Transformers 3.
Talking to Entertainment Weekly last week, Bay explained why he can't see any further than Revenge Of The Fallen right now:
When we were writing the script, I said to the writers, "I hate sequels that try to make it to the third movie. Pretend like we're never having a third movie, so let's go for broke on the second one. I hate those cliffhangers! Let's just make this movie stand on its own." I really feel this movie is not a forced sequel. I think the script is really good, and I think it's got a lot of new stuff in it.
If you're hoping for a hint of said new stuff, then Michael's definitely not your man:
There are a lot of rumors out there, but we've released a lot of fake stuff. We've done a really good job of keeping things secret... [All I'll say is that t]here are some great, new robots that are really inventive.
Of course, maybe all of the above is one of his foilers as well, and the entire film really is a set up for Transformers 3: This Time It's Personal. And Has More Pee Jokes.