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LeBeouf talks Transformers sequels

ShiaLabeouf.jpgDuring an interview about his appearance in Bobby, Shia LeBeouf let slip two very contradictory things side by side about the possibility of a sequel for Transformers.

Before we go into that though, let's just realise a couple of things. Transformers is going to be a mammoth film, it's going to be huge and there's no getting away from that, and it will make a bunch of money. We will all go and see it, and even if it doesn't break records in the box office it'll do incredibly well on DVD, there's no denying it. So with that in mind is there any doubt that we're going to have sequels? I don't.

That said, LeBeouf seems to be playing with us a little as he speaks in an interview over at About:Movies through Comic Book Movies:

"The biggest movie in Hollywood. You don’t get bigger than $250 million robots blowing up the world. I don’t plan on making any other – I mean, I’m going to do Transformers 2 and 3 so that will be my Lord of the Rings."

Okay, hold on, he just started to say he wasn't planning on making another and then forgets that he's signed up for two more...errmmm...what's that about?

We know that routinely when actors sign up for a film that has the potential for sequels, the studio will throw in a clause in their contract that makes sure they will make room in their schedule and return for a sequel, but it's just there to make sure they're available, just in case.

That said, Transformers is one of these films that will definitely spawn sequels, so why was LeBeouf about to say he wasn't returning?





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I think what he was trying to say is that he won't do anything OTHER that The Transformers movies for the next few years. It was not a slip of the toungue. Still, having an immunity to HYPE, I could really care less how well the film does in terms of money. All I care is that it not bore me the way Bay films have in the past.

So if you don't care about how well it does then you probably don't care about sequels or the film itself. Or seeing a great DVD release of it. None of which will happen without a good returns.

However I think you're asking too much. It's going to be loads like every other Bay film, but at least the Transformers will be there to spice things up a little. I'm not expecting anything but explosions and huge robots.

Asking to not be bored is too much? I ask that for EVERY film these days. Look, I know I'm not going to get high art or any political/social commentary. I'm just saying that as an adult I expect more in terms of storytelling. It's why I can't reconcile the hype of this movie with the fondness of my youth. The two are different in scope and charm, therefore a Bay-helmed Transformers does nothing for me because I am not the same 11 year old who wants just to see robots throwing each other through buildings. Call me a snob, call me out of touch, I don't care. I am immune to hype, so there. :p

I agree with Dave, I believe it was more him saying he has no intentions on working on any other films until the trilogy is done. Just by the comment of "This will be my Lord Of The Rings" gives me that idea. The actors who worked on that film worked on them all start to finish without strayign away for other roles in other movies. I think that's what he meant.

Thanks Tim, that one makes sense. I didn't think too much into the LOTR comment other than trilogy, so now you say that it does make sense.

Oh dear Dave. I think you've lost some of that magic sparkle from the big screen. I still get a feeling like that from event movies, I may not love them, but they still make me smile and feel happy.

So when I see huge robots throwing planes and people around, I'm going to have a grin on my face even if the film is rubbish.

Maybe that means I'm playing straight into the hands of Bay...still, I will tell everyone if it's crap.

I think none of you really nailed what he meant. If you have ever seen an interview with him, he is a ball of energy... It all seems to have been a correction within a statement. You know, his mind working faster than is mouth. I am of the mind that thinks he was saying that he does not plan to make any other movies this big, other than the subsequent sequels.

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