June 11th, 2010
04:36 PM ET
"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" is often used as a prime example of how critically panned movies can still blow up at the box office, but director Michael Bay swears the next “Transformers” will be better than last.
“One thing we're getting rid of is what I call the dorky comedy,” Bay told USA Today. The slang-spewing robot twins have been cut, but John Turturro will return to provide comic relief.
And the plot will have roots in real events, namely the space race between the U.S.S.R. and the USA. "The movie is more of a mystery," Bay said. "It ties in what we know as history growing up as kids with what really happened."
Another change - and we'll leave it up to the fans to decide whether or not this is an upgrade - was Megan Fox being replaced with Victoria’s Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as Shia LaBeouf's love interest.
"I love Megan and I miss the girl," LaBeouf said. "But Sam and Mikaela became one character, and here ... you have discovery again from a new perspective."
The third movie will also not feature any more resurrections. "As a trilogy, it really ends," Bay told the newspaper. "It could be rebooted again, but I think it has a really killer ending."
And, last but not least: This "Transformers" will be - like everything else these days - in 3-D.
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