Last night Paramount/DreamWorks announced a July 1, 2011 release date for Transformers 3. But apparently they forgot to inform director Michael Bay who isn’t so pleased with the early release. Bay wrote the following post on his official message boards:
Wait a minute! I said I was taking off a year from Transformers. Paramount made a mistake in dating Transformers 3 – they asked me on the phone – I said yes to July 4 – but for 2012 – whoops! Not 2011!!! That would mean I would have to start prep in September. No way. My brain needs a break from fighting robots.
Paramount/DreamWorks say they wanted to get ahead of the competition in announcing an early release date, but honestly, what’s the deal with setting dates so early?
In other news, Paramount, on behalf of Marvel, is moving up the release of Thor from June 16, 2011 to May 20, 2011. (Paramount is the distributor of the film, while Marvel Entertainment is producing and financing.)
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen hits theaters on June 24, 2009.