You know in the past few months, I’m beginning to think Michael Bay was the one portion of the problem of the live-action Transformers franchise. The other half might be producer for the films, Lorenzo di Bonaventura.
In the last few months since the release of Bumblebee, Bonaventura has been going back and forth with either saying the latest Transformers film was a reboot, or not. Not only that, but then he began adding that there would be no sequel to the last Michael Bay-directed Transformers movie, Transformers: The Last Knight, and then say there would be.
We’re now at five times in four months since Bumblebee came out that Bonaventura has changed his mind. After just two weeks ago saying that, YES there would be not only a sequel to it, but the Bumblebee sequel would have and I quote, “More Bayisms.” Which I guess means an incoherent plot, uncomfortable and creepy sexualization, Bumblebee pissing, racist stereotype Transformers, murderous Prime, and unwanted Transformer sac of balls being seen. You know. Just the thing every sort of Transformer movie
In an interview with SlashFilm this week, this is where the Bonaventura switched his positions on there not being a sequel to last Michael Bay movie:
For the next Transformers are you looking for new directors or hoping you can still make Michael Bay an offer?
I think Bay has made it really clear that he loved what he did and he’s not doing anymore. So I think the answer is we’re writing a script. At that point, once we get script we have a strong belief in, then we’ll begin to debate that. Michael’s made it really clear that he didn’t want to do it. I don’t blame him. He spent a hell of a lot, a decade of his life, shooting them.
Are you developing a script that picks up where The Last Knight left off?
Of course Bonaventura is contradicting himself since he said in an interview with Cinema
One is the latest in the main family series following the events of Transformers: The Last Knight and the other is a sequel to Bumblebee.” So, we are thinking of films where Optimus Prime and Bumblebee will be the buddies, but when Optimus and Bumblebee are the movies of the protagonists … how human beings get involved in their drama In the first place, the size is different between human beings and theirs …. It’s a worrying point (laughs).
We expect by early May, Bonaventura will change his mind whenever the next website that interviews him and listens to him. Until then, we are not. I repeat NOT getting a sequel to another Michael Bay Transformers movie. But it still doesn’t answer the convoluted questions of this live-action franchise’s lore. We suggest Paramount in the meantime might get a duct tape and slap it to Bonaventura’s mouth.