There’s an interesting interview conducted on the set of Transformers 3 by USA Today in which Michael Bay opens up about the final film in the trilogy, what went wrong with the second Transformers film, and spills beans about the main villain in the final film.

Mild tremors of controversy surrounded the recent appointment of Victoria’s Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as the female lead, replacing Megan Fox, and Bay is hoping that the third film will be better as a result of the criticism leveled against the woeful sequel.

Here’s what USA Today found out,

“I’ll take some of the criticism,” says Bay, standing at a set built to resemble a dilapidated nuclear reactor. “It was very hard to put (the sequel) together that quickly after the writers’ strike (of 2007-08).”


Bay calls the second film’s villain, The Fallen, “kind of a (expletive) character.”


One thing we’re getting rid of is what I call the dorky comedy,” Bay adds. So the twins, the two bumbling, slang-spewing robots? “They’re basically gone,”

Given the fact that the sequel made an appalling amount of money there’s very little reason to deviate from the formula laid down by the first two films: Explosions, big metal fights, young women running away in tight clothes, military hardware against blazing sunsets – you know the drill.

Concerning the plot Bay gives up these points,

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.”

And he also hints of a familiar face from the toy range making an important appearance – Shockwave will probably be the new villain. Never available here in the UK officially, Shockwave was a firm favourite and I’m pretty sure they’ll keep the iconic design intact for the film. Read more at the link above.