'Transformers 5' Original Poduction Staff, Cast Hesitant to Reunite; Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox to Reprise Roles?
By Staff Writer
May 12, 2015 11:09 AM EDT
May 12, 2015 11:09 AM EDT
"Transformers 5" is starting another trilogy and it turns out that some of the original cast and the staff are not necessarily on good terms enough to excite them to work for the blockbuster franchise again. This arrangement revolves around the master of the franchise Michael Bay who had history of making work harder than required for some of the people around him.
First case in point is Megan Fox who portrayed Mikaela Banes during the first two Transformer films. She left after "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" or was "fired" to be more precise. It has been rumored that she called Michael Bay, Transformers' director for the last four movies, a "Hitler" in front of the press provoking the Executive Producer Steven Spielberg prompting Bay to fire Fox.
Fox's acting offers for lead roles went in decline since the incident causing her to swallow her pride and call Bay first to say how sorry and thankful she was. Her apology went well and Bay offered her a role as April O'Neil in the live action "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movie telling her that he is a fan of hers in actuality.
Fans wanted Fox to resume her role in "Transformers 5" but the actress said she would reprise her role if her original co-star Shia LaBeouf will also return.
This comes in another problem as LaBeouf who played Sam Witwicky in the movie series does not seem interested, and even dissed the director about his Autobot protector, Bumblebee, whose name he said sounded pretty unrealistic.
"Bumblebee never sounds real, it's just a f**king name. The name alone you can never make real, no matter how much you put into it, because on the other side you have a director who doesn't believe it either," confesses LaBeouf in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
Paramount Pictures itself is having a hard time begging for Bay to stay for the franchise. The renowned director previously said that he would be moving on from the series and is on another project Benghazi siege drama "13 Hours."
The company would not let him go easily and asked him to work as a consultant in the "writers' room" that has added Oscar-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind) to create stories for the movie sequels and possible spinoffs.
Even though the previous films earned poor reviews, each of them earned tremendous amount of money with the last Transformers movie grossing nearly $1.1 billion and even became the top grossing release ever in China.
It is not rocket science on why Paramount insists Bay to direct "Transformers 5" that is set to release sometime in 2017. Bay might come out as extremely strict in work but he knows the formula that has gotten Transformers movies running past the billion marks.
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