http://www.seibertron.com/news/view.php?id=11162 I don't know about everyone else, but this pisses me the hell off. Even if he did an okay job with the first, I'm tired of hearing him ranting about how much he, essentially, hates Transformers. He thinks the cartoon is pure shit, and doesn't even seem to know the comic exists. The best directors we've had for these kind of movies have been directors that are fans of the source material. Spider-man and X-men most notably. I just think that nothing is more retarded than the notion that a non-fan would do things best. Not only that, Bay is more than a non-fan, he's an anti-fan. I was really banking on TF2 to be more... Transformery. Now, I think that it might end up deviating even more than the original did, esp. now that certain people that tried to keep it closer to the source material are gone. Bay is the problem here. He's the one that made the decisions, such as to change Starscream, and the flames on Prime, that really divided the fanbase. I want someone who not only better respects the source material(preferably the COMICS not the cartoon, I would adore a movie heavily based on the Marvel comic) but who has a genuine creative vision of their own, to take Transformers into genuinely exciting new territory. Bay/his design team and Hasbro wrestled a lot over things, is the impression I got. I don't think Hasbro will be too happy to go through that again(not that they really give a shit about the fans, but they do care somewhat about the properties they own and brand recognition, obviously). I wanted someone that would focus on the bots as characters. I think Tim Burton would be perfect for that, as most of his movies focus on relating to the unusual, plus I've always wanted a dark, more stylish Transformers.