The latest Nascar spot and trailer are now up for Transformers: Dark of the Moon-Because We’re Too Cheap to Pay Pink Floyd for the Full Title, or Real Stunt Safety Procedures, For That Matter. While the first film was a box office and-by Bay standards-critical success, the sequel was negatively received, so much so that even Disturbia/Eagle Eye lead Shia LaBeouf noted its flaws. Unfortunately, TF3′s co-star, Megan Fox, won’t be returning to the series, because she allegedly dared to pull a Godwin on the Bad Boys 1-2/The Rock director. However, a recent story suggests she was too thin for the part, since Bay clearly has a thing for “fatties”, as you can tell from her replacement, Rosie Huntington-Whitely. Regardless of how TF3 will be perceived, it will still undoubtedly be a highly-anticipated follow-up blockbuster, as it heads to its July 1 release date.
Update: Bay admits the second film was lacking, but once again blames the ’08-’09 writers’ strike, and claims the third one will meet audience expectations. He also claims that Avatar director Cameron convinced him to go the 3D route for the threequel.
Update: Via Rotten Tomatoes and Collider, old-school Trekker Leonard Nimoy has been confirmed to play Sentinel Prime, Optimus Prime’s predecessor. Nimoy last did the voice of Galvatron in the animated Transformers movie spin-off made 25 years ago.
Update 2: The new trailer is here.
Update 3: Collider notes Bay’s claim of an offer of $25,000 if they can spot the politically incorrect bots, Skids and Mudflap, in the threequel.
Update 4: Bay and Cameron discuss the 3D used in the film here.