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Weird casting news of the day: ''Transformers 3''

DeadlineHollywood.com reports that Frances McDormand and John Malkovich have joined the cast of MIchael Bay's Transformers 3, scheduled to begin production in May. McDormand will play the U.S. National Intelligence Director and Malkovich will play Shia LaBeouf's boss (who apparently has graduated from college and gotten a job).


Since Revenge of the Fallen grossed nearly $1 billion worldwide, I know it's foolish to expect much of a difference with the third Transformers picture. But the presence of McDormand and Malkovich will at least bring a touch of intelligence and maturity to a movie that ... wait, what the hell am I talking about? This is a Michael Bay movie. Intelligence and maturity serve no purpose here.


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Malkovich has gotta pay the bills too. This drivel will still make close to a billion.


Is it any weirder than Orson Welles being the voice of the main villain in the 1986 animated Transformers movie? Or Alec Guinness doing a weird, troubled sci-fi movie called Star Wars? Paychecks rule!!!

I liked the first movie--probably the only Michael Bay movie I like--as it had enough charm and coherence to overcome the Bay-isms but the second movie is a disaster. Transformers are near and dear to me, being an 80's kid and all, so I'm hoping for the best while expecting something that will make me feel stupid and ashamed.


The Transformer movies are what they are, mildly entertaining films of robots fighting each other and blowing stuff up. Hard to get high minded about them in any way positive or negative.

BUT having these two in the film makes it remotely possible I might go to see it. I saw the first two. My son is 12. By the time this comes out he won't be going to movies with Dad anymore! So this is a smart marketing move!


I love Frances McDormand, but one Transformers movie is enough.


The second movie was almost unwatchable. I dont anticipate this at all, no matter who they cast.


I'm willing to bet anyone's Salary or Job for that matter that neither the 'Dinobots' nor 'Unicron' will ever be in this film (maybe even any film for that matter). 'Unicron' is too big of an element to be in the sequel, and the 'Dinos' are too irrelevant in today’s world. I'm guessing that it will be based on the mythology of "Energon" and the “Life” of any 'Transformer' on Earth as we know it. How will the “Transformers” continue to live on Earth without an energy source to live off of? According to Hasbro's CEO, "You’re going to see that great core mythology brought to the fore, and Michael is hard at work at making this a reality and we’re very excited about it," Hasbro's head Brian Goldner also quoted Mr. Bay stating, "What we’re really doing is getting back to some of the core character development and storytelling. And I think there’s some elements of the core story that the filmmakers, Michael in particular wanted to tell..." With that said, this sequels cast includes Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, John Malkovich, Frances McDormand, John Turturro, Patrick Dempsey, Ken Jeong, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Ramon Rodriguez, Kevin Dunn, Julie White, and Kym Whitley, they really are focusing on character placement and development. It will be pretty difficult for Bay & Spielberg to come up with something historic as well as original. Possibly by now everyone has read the “Leaked Script” that was release immaturely late last year and everyone should know how that story was told, but everyone should also keep in mind that not everything presented from a “Leaked Script” is considered a complete fake; Nevertheless, that most of what is said is completely useless. This same leaked script does point out an issue that the humans are revolting against the same “Transformers” that have turned up here on Earth, which coincidently has been expressed and shown online with pictures depicting city walls and garbage cans spray-painted with crossed-out “Autobot” or “Decepticon” logos depicted in a circle with the words “Go Home” sprayed below. Many of you believe stories related to the comics and cartoons may seem too “Old,” while others may believe the stories that are original and/or new may not seem too “Traditional.” Either way, Hasbro, Paramount, Michael Bay, and Steven Spielberg can't make everyone happy at once. It will take several creative ideas to come together that will touch all generations. Basicly, from everything I've read (real or not) and stated here, Transformers 3 will be very simple (similar to Part 1) and less complex (similar to Part 2) where the storyline will be easy to follow, more understanding, over and above with dialog between the Humans and Robots; which will return with improvements and essentially become more in depth. By just adding a few newbie’s (Autobots / Decepticons) as well as bringing back all "survivors" from the last two films, I believe this film could be more epic than the other two combined; But, I believe that it will regrettably just resemble its predecessors and fail after its first opening weekend. The Transformers 3 story will suffer from dehydration while falling victim to an aging cast that will somehow bring some type of human emotion to the forefront.

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