Bay talks Transformers Teaser
According to his blog, someone on behalf of him says the following:
1- None of the Mars story, launch footage, and rover footage is going to be in the movie.
2.- Yes, Bay did shoot the rover footage.
Well done Bay, Mars doesn't have a blue sky...I think most people picked up on that one straight away! However I think it is good news that the footage isn't in the movie, but the question is are they going to film new parts of the origin for the film, or is it going to leap into the story with the Transformers here already?
I prefer the second option, I'd much rather that the story didn't dwell, or even touch on, the origin. Just accept that they're here and get into the story. Perhaps a short intro a la Armageddon might work.