Filming on Transformers 3 is currently underway and director Michael Bay had some time to discuss the third film in an interview. He doesn’t give much away, however he does confirm that the villain will be Shockwave, the robot cyclops-turned-laser-cannon, who became dictator of their home world of Cybertron after the other Autobots and Decepticons journeyed to Earth.
Bay also says Transformers 3, which he has decided will be 3D, will have a “killer ending” that will bring the franchise to a close. For now, anyway.
From USA Today:
Plot details are under wraps, but it delves into the space race between the U.S.S.R. and the USA, suggesting there was a hidden Transformers role in it all that remains one of the planet’s most dangerous secrets. “The movie is more of a mystery,” Bay says. “It ties in what we know as history growing up as kids with what really happened.”
While Optimus Prime, Megatron and even Sam all have died and been resurrected, di Bonaventura says this film will have no do-overs: Die, and that’s it.
Bay hints that there may be a lot of that. “As a trilogy, it really ends,” he says. “It could be rebooted again, but I think it has a really killer ending.”
I suppose the franchise could be rebooted in 7-10 years time. Bay’s films are hardly The Lord of the Rings, and could have been a lot better with a different creative team behind them (maybe Neill Blomkamp will be up for directing big budget films in a few years?).
Until then let’s focus on Transformers 3. They’ve already suffered the sequel curse, so it shouldn’t be too hard to improve for the next outing.