Transformers Is Still Filming After All?

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So was Michael Bay's blog announcement that Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen had wrapped another of his planned internet misinformation leaks, or is there more than meets the eye to this set report from the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis from this week? Either way, we have pics and very minor spoilers for you.The Transformers 2 Unofficial Movie Blog has a set report from filming November 1st and 2nd (two days after Bay's announcement that filming had wrapped) from one of the Stennis' crewmen:

It’s true, filming did take place this past week, all shooting was completed in a two day span, Saturday the 1st with the IMAX folks filming flight operations, and Sunday the 2nd with Michael Bay in action around the ship. Rumors flew around for weeks about what exactly was going to happen with the movie so it was really cool to see it all go down.

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Saturday afternoon two transport planes arrived, the first carrying Shia Labeouf on the first and on the second were Michael Bay, Tyrese Gibson, Megan Fox and Josh Duhamel. They arrived in costume (at least Tyrese and Josh did) and began working almost immediately. From what I saw, all of the filming with the cast was done in “closed” sets. The rest of the filming on the flight deck seemed to be flight operations, of which I was there and will hopefully make the final cut. We were told to just act natural and continue our jobs as normal, which is easy to do when you’ve actually got work to do. I did however try really hard to get into one shot in which I just walked back and forth for about 20 minutes.


So was Bay trying to hide the Stennis shoot, or was he just jumping the gun a bit with his announcement? We're guessing somewhere between the two, but there's always the unlikely third option: that Bay was telling the truth, and that these scenes weren't for Revenge of The Fallen, but some other Transformers product... Transformers 2 On the US Navy carrier Stennis [Transformer 2 Unofficial Movie Blog]

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