Can you see Bay producing the next movie?

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  1. scubaboy31

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    Seeing as he won't be directing, could you see Bay overseeing the movie as one of the producers? He already acts n that capacity on a hell of a lot of movies, and seeing as the current producers seem to think he was doing a good job directing, I could see him acting in this capacity.

    what do you think?
     
  2. PRIMEMAN3457

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    If I can imagine Christopher Nolan producing future Batman movies after Dark Knight Rises, then I can imagine Bay producing future Transformers films......
     
  3. Satomiblood

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    I could imagine him working as a consultant.
     
  4. Ash from Carolina

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    Given the films he's just been a producer on I hope he's not a producer on future Transformers films.
     
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    Um... yes and no.
     
  6. Ceric Neesh

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    He's said that he may come back for TF4 if it's not rushed, and honestly, I'd really like to see that. DOTM showed that he knows where he went wrong with ROTF and, even to an extent, TFTM, and he has made the franchise what it is now.
     
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    I actually agree with that.
    There have been times when Directors who once directed something produced a remake of it. (Example: Chris Nolan is planning to produce future Batman Movies after Dark Knight Rises.)
    BUT
    There have been times when a Director is said to be, but then later, never does.
    (Example: Louis Leterrier was supposed to be an executive producer of the sequel for the 2010 Clash of the Titans, but then disappeared from the project.)

    And there have been times when no one is sure if a Director will produce or not.
    (Example: Right now.)
     
  8. Hellscream15

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    I would like bay's return if he's in charge of just the special effects and action.
     
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    I think it's pretty much a guarantee that whatever happens next TF movie wise, Bay will absolutely be an executive producer, no different than how many other original franchise directors took on the EP role after the director reigns were passed to someone else. Not only because he launched this movie verse side of the franchise into the stratosphere by making 3 films that have made nearly $3 Billion combined and openly considers Transformers to be "his", but also (mainly) because he's a savvy businessman that knows how to make money even when he's not directing. Just look at the deals he brokered with Dreamworks & Hasbro for percentages based on box office totals and movie merchandise sales - he made infinitely more money doing that than just taking the base salary most directors get per movie... which is exactly why organizations like Forbes Magazine profiled him. Add to that his direct hand in many of the movie designs themselves, there's no way he's not getting a piece of the pie if any future movies continue using the same robot models that he co-developed.

    I might not like the guy very much as a director, but I can't deny his business savvy.
     
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    Bay producing a Future movie eh? I Wonder if he will also produce direct to video Animated Transformers films like Bruce Timm and his DC Universe films.
     
  11. Autovolt 127

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    ^This.

    His influence would make the movie dumb downed again.
     
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    I like most of Michael Bay's movies, more or less. Especially the first Transformers. That one was done well. The big clencher with these last two movies, is, like you said, they were rushed, and it seems like this is not just Transformers pics, but quite a few movies from the past several years from Paramount definitely have that rushed ending. It's why I am not going to completely put the blame on MB. It doesn't help that I have even read interviews where Paramount execs have been quoted, that they would rather have more of the minicons like Wheelie and Brains, because they are cheaper to produce. I really don't know why Paramount is being so cheap with this. They toss an extra 40 million at the project, we probably could finally get the Transformers characterizations that we want. Maybe ILM needs to adopt that motion cap for close ups like Weta did for Avatar and Rise of the Apes.
     
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    Can I see it happening? Yes, unfortunately.
     
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    No I don't.
     
  15. Ruthie

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    That's the first that I've heard of that bolded part; however, the main takeaway from it is that the movie would need adequate time for production. As good as DOTM is, I imagine it would have been that much better if the team had three years of production instead of two.

    Oh, and Bay will likely serve as one of the Producers for TF4
     
  16. TylerMirage

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    THIS.

    And to add my two cents (wow, I've quoted myself a lot recently)

     
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    Yeah I can see it, I can see anything that lets him squeeze a bit more money out of it!!
     
  18. TylerMirage

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    As any filmmaker would, no doubt. :scalper 
     
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    Yes, I’m fairly sure Bay will stay on as producer.
     
  20. Soundbytes

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    Hey, it happened with Star Wars.
     

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