McG responds to Bay’s bitchin’

terminator-salvation-robotsLast week Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen director Michael Bay took a swipe at Terminator Salvation for trying “to duplicate Transformer size robots in their ads.” Well now McG has responded to Bay’s comments during a special screening of early Terminator Salvation footage.

From Comcast:

“It bothers me to tell you the truth. Ultimately, our large robots have nothing to do with the “Transformers” robots,” MCG replied. “I say with respect, giant robots have been the theme of film for a real long time . So we want to do everything we can to create separation,” he continued. “Our film’s about T-800s and the Marcus character and the Connor character, and this, that, and the other. So, to have people have a problem with that wouldn’t be working for us so we want to make sure there’s separation.”

Although McG kept his composure, it was clear that the subject got him riled up. Could this be the beginning of a McG vs. Bay smackdown?

I’m pretty sure McG didn’t put giant robots in Terminator Salvation just because Transformers 2 was it’s competition this summer. That giant robot in the image above is called a Harvester and goes around picked up members of the resistance. It doesn’t transform into a Chevrolet Camaro, so Bay should stop taking swipes and focus on making Megan Fox look hot and sweaty.