'Transformers' News: 'Dark Of The Moon' Releases Early; Spielberg In To Direct Fourth Film?by: Posted:
With less than two weeks before it’s supposed to hit theaters, let’s hope this is the last time “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” gets a rescheduled release date.
Once upon a time, the third “Transformers” installment was set to hit theaters on Friday, July 1. Then Paramount Pictures got anxious and decided the film would debut Wednesday, June 29.
Now, hopefully the last time, the date’s been shuffled again. Audiences can now catch the movie Tuesday, June 28. It will open starting at 9 p.m. and only in 3D and IMAX theaters. Anyone wanting to catch what is allegedly Michael Bay’s last bow directing the franchise in traditional 2D will have to wait until midnight June 29.
"Michael Bay has created an incredibly engaging and immersive 3D experience with thislatest movie, one that will undoubtedly be among the most entertaining movie going experiences of the summer," said a Paramount representative.
"Providing fans an opportunity to see it early in 3D is a great way to kick off the movie's opening."
Here’s hoping Bay’s potential successor gets the same backing. Though Bay and star Shia LaBeouf have said they won’t return for a fourth film, series co-star Tyrese Gibson let slip recently to Movieweb that producer Steven Spielberg come aboard to direct a fourth film, if one’s to be made.
It’s not so unheard of. Remember, Guillermo Del Toro was once locked in to direct “The Hobbit,” but dropped out and was ultimately replaced by producer/director of the first three “Lord Of The Rings” films Peter Jackson.
"Michael Bay decides to not come back for 'Transformers 4,' there is always Steven Spielberg," said the actor. "I am not saying that Steven Spielberg is for a fact going to direct 'Transformers 4.' But it is a beautiful safety net to know that one of the biggest, most respected directors in the world happens to be an executive producer on 'Transformers.' He is someone who knows this world. And he could easily step in and direct 'Transformers 4' if he decided to."