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Maybe Sam Raimi should have taken this same route instead of waiting so long that he ended up getting the boot from the “Spider-Man” franchise when he came back for part four, despite the mega disappointment of part three. I’m talking about bailing on a franchise after three straight movies. According to uber producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, he feels that for “Transformers” director Michael Bay and himself, the third part is most likely the last one, though of course the studio will keep on going. Blood from a stone and all that.
It may not be the end of the line of Transformers for Hasbro and Paramount, but I would think so. (For) Michael, I’m sure it is. He’s spent a lot of years working on one thing.
It certainly makes sense for Bay to leave the franchise after the third one. What else is there to do? The franchise itself probably won’t be able to go on for very long before it is “rebooted” in some fashion anyway. That’s the trendy thing to do now, isn’t it? Reboot it after the third one. Hey, worked for “Spider-Man”. (Maybe…)
Di Bonaventura also talks about the Megan Fox firing (or according to Fox’s camp, her mutual leaving of the franchise), but you’re probably tired of hearing about that. Blah blah blah, she’s out, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is in. Speaking of Rosie…