What director do you guys think wants to direct this franchise? I've heard names that fans have wanted but has anyone thought about what big name director wants to direct a popular childrens toy line? (Originally, thats how it was viewed.) Heck, Bay originally was wary of doin' it himself! I feel that some fans get the idea that this franchise is the creme de la creme choice for any director and I don't agree. How many big name guys would have been up to a movie built entirely on autonomous robots talkin' and fightin'? This was a BIG risk! Another director may not have been as meticulous as Bay was with these designs and sets. They could have stuck with hardcore G1 designs and come off as totally unrealistic for the general audience. Any number of things. It could have been one-and-done. It may be easy to reason now since its a success that anyone would want it; but prior to TF1, who else would have cared to risk their career? This was a huge operation to pull off. Michael Bay's success with this seems to have opened doors for other shows of yesteryear to be made into films. Like'em or not, shows like Voltron, Thundercats, GI Joe, Robotech, etc. have been sought out for big screen adaptations; all ridining on the success of the Transformers. Had it panned, please believe execs wouldn't have given these shows much consideration at all. Even the new, yet crappy, Knight Rider owed its shot to the first movie. Any thoughts?