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Don Murphy Comments on the Future of the Movie Franchise

Posted on 07-06-2011 at 07:27 AM by Secretcode under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
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Don Murphy has posted via his own personal forums regarding the future of the Transformers movies:

"What happens next? Certainly not a reboot. We haven't lost the Transformers. They didn't grow up or become expensive like Toby Maguire. I don't know what happens next. I'm pretty sure there will be a second trilogy. I am pretty sure it will kick ass. And I am pretty sure some of you will hate it because it wasn't all bots."
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Opticris Prime
Go Don!!!
Starscreamownz
Don is the shit.

"And I am pretty sure some of you will hate it because it wasn't all bots." YES! this is so the fandom.
RzaSharp
I think he is sour because he knows the movie is garbage. It has nothing to do with people's complaints. Its Garbage. The same people he calls haters are the ones who LOVE Transformers. IT is their FANBASE. Its sad how cash can distance someone from REALITY.... and a treadmill. 3 billion dollars is only meaningful to him, Not the audience. Shows his actual connection to the joes in the street...none. His attitude pretty much shows they dont approach any of the mistakes in order to make a better film. If your producers are like this why would the director be any different? All the more reason to get a different team behind this franchise.
ErbFan28
I think it would be amazing if they turn this series into a six movie series. What would they do without Shia though?
a.g.e.1
He has a point to a certain degree.
SeekerofTruth20
Hhaha I love this so much...his post wins every DOTM movie thread over a million times over. He is 100% right These movies were fantastic and I'm glad he wrote that.
Overlord Balder
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I think he is sour because he knows the movie is garbage. It has nothing to do with people's complaints. Its Garbage.
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And did he just say "not a reboot"? FUCK YEAH. Give me a solo movie about the Wreckers! I DEMMAND!

Don Murphy is badass. Almost on Michael Bay levels.
unicronic
There is a nucleus of something special waiting to burst out. A 2nd trilogy under a new direction would be welcome. Having the Villains die all the time really cheapens the heroes plight. Hopefully someone takes note of this.
springerbee
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What happens next? Certainly not a reboot.
Thanks goodness. I personally love the way the transformers are designed.
Overlord Balder
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LOL here you are AGAIN battling someone's opinion. Yes it is my opinion, hence the post starts I THINK.
I like arguing, I think it's fun and enriches the forum.

Besides, I'm the Devil, admit it, you had it coming.
RzaSharp
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Originally Posted by Overlord Balder View Post
I like arguing, I think it's fun and enriches the forum.

Besides, I'm the Devil, admit it, you had it coming.
Theres nothing to argue about...you make posts that add no value....its like trying to berate someone because their favorite color is not the same as yours. Pointless.
ErbFan28
I'm becoming a Don Murphy fan with this post
Overlord Balder
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Theres nothing to argue about...you make posts that add no value....its like trying to berate someone because their favorite color is not the same as yours. Pointless.
I told you: I'm the Devil. FEAR ME!
ErbFan28
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Originally Posted by Overlord Balder View Post
I told you: I'm the Devil. FEAR ME!
I keep thinking of Jim Gaffigan when I see this post
VaderPrime1
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Originally Posted by Don Murphy
These movies were NEVER going to be what you wanted them to be. What you wanted was an animated movie that played to the hardcore fan base. What you got was three BILLION dollar blockbusters that expanded the fan base and made it cool again. That made Joe in the street go "Yeah, loved that!"

To read the ongoing bullshit EIGHT years after we started this? Just bite me and you know who you are.
Go Don! I'm with you on this. I'd take something that has wide exposure and expands the fandom than just making the hardest-cored fans happy, any day!

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Originally Posted by Don Murphy
What happens next? Certainly not a reboot. We haven't lost the Transformers. They didn't grow up or become expensive like Toby Maguire. I don't know what happens next. I'm pretty sure there will be a second trilogy. I am pretty sure it will kick ass. And I am pretty sure some of you will hate it because it wasn't all bots.
This is great news. I love the characters and designs we have right now.

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I told you: I'm the Devil. FEAR ME!
RzaSharp
The thing is, most joes in the street arent saying "Yeah, Loved that"
VaderPrime1
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Originally Posted by RzaSharp View Post
The thing is, most joes in the street arent saying "Yeah, Loved that"
I don't know what Joes your asking, but every one of my friends that has seen it has loved it and I'm going again with another batch this week and they already like the first two.
Overlord Balder
^Seriously now: Everyone is loving the movie around here. I even watched the movie alongside my non-TF-fan friend and he loved the thing [principally Sentinel Prime].

So I honestly disagree with you.

EDIT: Refering to RZASHARP.
Starscreamownz
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Originally Posted by RzaSharp View Post
I think he is sour because he knows the movie is garbage. It has nothing to do with people's complaints. Its Garbage. The same people he calls haters are the ones who LOVE Transformers. IT is their FANBASE. Its funny how cash can distance someone from REALITY.... and a treadmill. His attitude pretty much shows they dont approach any of the mistakes in order to make a better film. All the more reason to get a different team behind this franchise.
And yet you use an avatar from said "garbage"

The word hypocrite comes to mind.
Hellscream15
as in a sequel trilogy?
ErbFan28
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as in a sequel trilogy?
Thats what I got out of it.
Opticris Prime
It can be like original Star trek transitioning to the next generation movies!
RzaSharp
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Originally Posted by VaderPrime1 View Post
I don't know what Joes your asking, but every one of my friends that has seen it has loved it and I'm going again with another batch this week and they already like the first two.
Thats great, but the people i have spoken too and polled for my job, fans and nonfans, dont really speak that highly. There are those who are like yeah its BA, but more that dont think that. Now fans generally have particular things they didnt like, non fans opinions range from "it didnt make sense to me" to "i couldnt tell who was doing what to who". It really runs the gamut. The people that i know in the film industry, Grips, PA's, Camera Operators, other directors, dont like it for all technical reasons, and its not just envy so they trash it. Dont get me wrong, for me the film was FUN to watch, but its not a good movie. There is a difference. And its not that "i didnt get what i wanted", its just a poorly done movie.
Archaea
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Originally Posted by Starscreamownz View Post
Don is the shit.

"And I am pretty sure some of you will hate it because it wasn't all bots." YES! this is so the fandom.
lol Cant say it's not true lol.
RzaSharp
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Originally Posted by Starscreamownz View Post
And yet you use an avatar from said "garbage"

The word hypocrite comes to mind.
He was my fav Con as a child. And i love ILM's work. Because i like their art and not the movie doesnt make me a hypocrite. I have posted about things i liked about the movie and things i dislike. The dislike just outweighs the like in this particular film. I am a fan.
shadow2879
I think by doing a new trilogy to pick up after this one is a very good way to go. This way you can keep the designs of most of the TFs we have gotten used to but start a whole new story that is fresh with new human characters as well as a lot of new TFs but more-so a better overall continues none plot hole filled trilogy. I really think they need to get all 3 movie's scripts written first so they make sure to avoid having the major plot holes and avoid having main plot points just fade away or expect us to forget they ever happened like we got with the past 3 movies.
PowermasterJazz
Don Murphy is a sage!
AutobotSkids
So then what happens to Sam and Carly?

And if we have a sequel trilogy, then will they bring back the twins? Revive dead Decepticons?
nametaken
ugh please do a reboot. need something new.
Starscreamownz
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Originally Posted by RzaSharp View Post
He was my fav Con as a child. And i love ILM's work. Because i like their art and not the movie doesnt make me a hypocrite. I have posted about things i liked about the movie and things i dislike. The dislike just outweighs the like in this particular film. I am a fan.
If you think a movie is garbage then you are not a fan. Just saying :/ hold your position proudly. I've noticed people see that as weakness here and pounce on it.
RzaSharp
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Originally Posted by Starscreamownz View Post
If you think a movie is garbage then you are not a fan. Just saying :/ hold your position proudly. I've noticed people see that as weakness here and pounce on it.
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OptimusPrimeX47
So this basically means Transformers 4 confirmed? Please I hope they don't redesign the characters, they are perfect the way they are.
And another thing...
Bring back Ironhide!
Number1sikko
I love it. Bring on TF4!!
brr-icy
that sucks, hope for a reboot, they've killed all of the main decepticons now, who'll lead them? ratbat?
RzaSharp
Igor crammed into megatron's neck as a headmaster?
Overlord Balder
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that sucks, hope for a reboot, they've killed all of the main decepticons now, who'll lead them? ratbat?
Ratbat won't be used here, FOOLS, Only STRAXUS!
eagc7
as much i want a tf4 i clearly think it have to end in DOTM
VaderPrime1
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that sucks, hope for a reboot, they've killed all of the main decepticons now, who'll lead them? ratbat?
Cyclonus!!!
ErbFan28
Galvatron could lead as an entirely different character from Megatron
Megabattimus
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that sucks, hope for a reboot, they've killed all of the main decepticons now, who'll lead them? ratbat?
A resurrected Shockwave or Thunderwing?
cappeca
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http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_pJarMc7Xq7..._man_super.jpg

And did he just say "not a reboot"? FUCK YEAH. Give me a solo movie about the Wreckers! I DEMMAND!

Don Murphy is badass. Almost on Michael Bay levels.
megachin
YES 4th please

More wreckers please
Soulmaster
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Originally Posted by springerbee View Post
Thanks goodness. I personally love the way the transformers are designed.
me too
I just hope they don't continue with the animated movie characters
Nightrain
Dear Don,

All I wanted was a movie about the robots. Not about someone looking for poon/education/career. I don't care about some dude's girlfriend. I don't care about some dude's parents. I don't care how high pitched some dude can scream. I only care about the robots.

Sorry for being a hater by wanting that.
bellpeppers
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Originally Posted by Starscreamownz View Post
Don is shit.
Fixed for accuracy... altho I would have settled for calling him a dick. But hey- if the term fits...
MegaHavok
I just can respect anybody who communicates to their consumer base like that

screw him
bellpeppers
What an idiot.
He launches an internet wide assault back in '06 against anyone who doesn't give him an e-blowjob.
He starts accounts on message boards to curse out fans who didn't like certain aspects of the leaked script or robot designs.
He actually went to war against 1 particular message board owner.

And he has the nerve to call others 'haters'.

What a real class act, don! If I were your parents, I'd change my name and move.

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I just can respect anybody who communicates to their consumer base like that

screw him
I think him, Nelson and Orci are all fruit that fell from the same tree. I sincerely hope for a reboot now, simply in hope that a more civilized production team gets involved and that hopefully a more civil tone will trickle down into the fanbase.
harrismonkey
Take or leave what he has to say about the fans.

But a second trilogy without Bay directing would be interesting. Could be worse, or could be MUCH better. With Bay it's always been about big dumb summer movie with poor characters and poor plot/story telling (the things that are usually central to good movies).

There are things I LOVE about the Bay movies (some of which I'll even credit Bay with), but the movies certainly could be done better. If they do a second trilogy without Bay at the wheel it could be a good thing.

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