Rodriguez Returning For Transformers 3

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If you had the chance to catch Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen this past week, you may have chuckled at one of Ramon Rodriguez's lousy jokes. Rodriguez, who played Shia LeBouf's
 
 
womanizing journalist college roommate, will be returning for the third installment of the Transformers trilogy. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times , Michael Bay indicated that while he really enjoys directing big name stars, that he loves it when he finds a talented new comer, too.

"I've worked with big stars, people like Will Smith, Sean Connery and Bruce Willis, but casting is a weird thing, it takes you places you don't expect,...We went looking for a sidekick in this movie, Shia's sidekick, and we find this new kid who really pops on screen. I think he’s going to have a real bright career. It's great to work with big stars, but it's always fun to discover people....He’s a New York kid with a street feel to him. He adapted to the actors very well, which isn’t always easy in a big movie, a sequel, where a lot of the cast chemistry has been set already. He’s funny, charming, comes off cool and accessible."

When I caught this reported in the Los Angeles Times, I thought to myself, good for him! But that isn't the really big news, is it? The big news is that director Michael Bay is already conjuring up ideas for what to do with the third Transformers film! Which means, we will see even more explosions and slow motion shots of Megan Fox! How excited are you, fan boys? It's probably for the best, too considering the amount of money that the sequel took home. It certainly wasn't chump change by any means! According to I09 , Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen managed to take home $201.2 million it's five day opening weekend, coming very close (but not close enough) to taking the previous record set by last year's ' The Dark Knight. ' There is no question that within the next week, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen will take the number one spot for the highest grossing film this year.

Are you excited to know that Bay plans to turn Transformers into a trilogy? How did you feel about Rodriguez's role in the film? Are you looking forward to see if Bay gives him more lines aside from, "can I watch?"
 
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#1 Edited by Bergquist (794 posts) - - Show Bio

i did not see it but someone said in the paper it was the worst movie in 10 years?!?!?!?

is that true

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#2 Posted by Prizm (52 posts) - - Show Bio

So Rodriguez is back...crap!!!

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#3 Posted by King Saturn (223108 posts) - - Show Bio
That dude was sort of funny... but they could do without him in a Third Installment of the Film...
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#4 Posted by Sentinel of Magic (93 posts) - - Show Bio
@bergquist:
God no
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#5 Posted by RedK (2541 posts) - - Show Bio

i thought he was cool when he was dising the twins

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#6 Posted by danhimself (21433 posts) - - Show Bio

I enjoyed the movie a lot!  I don't care what the critics said it was a good movie and I'm thinking of going to see it again but this time in iMax

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#7 Posted by skprgb (98 posts) - - Show Bio

psh i wish i could make money making dumb jokes, and looking like i'm going to cry in all my scenes. especially if thats what would get someone to call me a good actor. He wasn't anything special and i feel the same with shia labouf. I think they need to find some real actors and not add more comedians.

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#8 Posted by LastSon1027 (518 posts) - - Show Bio

I gotta say that the critics of this film need to give it a rest. Not every movie is gonna be Schindler's List. This was a great fun summer action film. I mean honestly what do people expect from a movie about GIANT FIGHTING ROBOTS!?!?!?!?!

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#9 Posted by Kal'smahboi (3976 posts) - - Show Bio

thank goodness. i was under the impression that he wasn't going to make another one! (trying to make a movie without explosions...isn't that cute?)
i liked the actor but i'd like to see him character have a little more depth in the next one.

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#10 Posted by Incredible Hulk-Prime (1525 posts) - - Show Bio

Transformes:Revenge of The Fallen was awsome. I don't care what bad things people say about it.
Transformers 3 would be cool. I'm glad Micheal Bay is back to make it a trilogy.

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#11 Posted by dondasch (932 posts) - - Show Bio

Does this mean that Shia will be replaced?  In that case, I may actually watch a Transformers movie.  Oh, I'll be honest.  I cannot stand Shia Labeouf and the phrase of "Shia's sidekick" caused my left eye to begin twitching uncontrollably.  A curious thought just occurred though.  Didn't Michael Bay give the indication that he would not be around for Transformers 3?

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#12 Posted by TheBlueAngel93 (21064 posts) - - Show Bio

I've loved the movies so far and I will be looking forward to the third. But yeah, Rodriguez was funny, like the part where he shocked himself with the tazer, that was hilarious! Also he and John Turturro (Agent Simmons) made a great team in the movie

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#13 Posted by No_Name_ (16193 posts) - - Show Bio
@dondasch said:
" Does this mean that Shia will be replaced?  In that case, I may actually watch a Transformers movie.  Oh, I'll be honest.  I cannot stand Shia Labeouf and the phrase of "Shia's sidekick" caused my left eye to begin twitching uncontrollably.  A curious thought just occurred though.  Didn't Michael Bay give the indication that he would not be around for Transformers 3? "
No. Shia will still be there, but this time, we will see him AND his little sidekick...again. I don't know, I always felt like Megan was Shia's sidekick. I didn't see a need for another one. This isn't the Brady Bunch.
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#14 Posted by Deo Wade (431 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd love to see another Transformers movie. Rodriguez had a few funny moments but mostly he annoyed me. Shia and Megan work well as a duo, no need for this guy again. Two's company, three's a crowd.

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#15 Posted by MrDirector786 (44091 posts) - - Show Bio

The third movie will come out in 2012. I heard they plan on using the triple changers, dinobots, and Unicron will probably be the main villain. As for the actor, the guy was okay in the movie, but it shouldn't be too bad to have him in the third movie. All I ask for in the third movie is that they make the humans not as important. They should primarily be allies and most of the focus should be on the Transformers.

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@Babs said:
"@dondasch said:
" Does this mean that Shia will be replaced?  In that case, I may actually watch a Transformers movie.  Oh, I'll be honest.  I cannot stand Shia Labeouf and the phrase of "Shia's sidekick" caused my left eye to begin twitching uncontrollably.  A curious thought just occurred though.  Didn't Michael Bay give the indication that he would not be around for Transformers 3? "
No. Shia will still be there, but this time, we will see him AND his little sidekick...again. I don't know, I always felt like Megan was Shia's sidekick. I didn't see a need for another one. This isn't the Brady Bunch. "

Well I've always notiest that there were always like three or four kids hanging with the Autobots in the cartoons


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"The third movie will come out in 2012. I heard they plan on using the triple changers, dinobots, and Unicron will probably be the main villain. As for the actor, the guy was okay in the movie, but it shouldn't be too bad to have him in the third movie. All I ask for in the third movie is that they make the humans not as important. They should primarily be allies and most of the focus should be on the Transformers."
I wonder how Unicron will play out in the third???

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#17 Posted by jefprice (882 posts) - - Show Bio

I cant wait!

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#18 Posted by The Clock King (41 posts) - - Show Bio

And here I got all excited when I heard Bay was done after two. I was hoping another director would take it up to give it a fresh take, instead of the super-close up porn shots... oops, I mean fight scenes.

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#19 Posted by Mighty_Destroyer (74 posts) - - Show Bio

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#20 Posted by Darkchild (43005 posts) - - Show Bio

Im glad he was hilarious in his parts in the movie, So i cant wait to see him back again. He reminded me of Carlos from the Energon cartoon, so it was more a trip back a few years seeing him in the movie.

Also MB turning this into a trilogy is pretty freaking badass, i do hope they have someone badass in the last film. But if hes going to stop at three they shouldnt have Unicron, Unicrons so EPIC he needs to be in two movies at the most to get the whole scope of his power

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#21 Posted by xerox_kitty (17342 posts) - - Show Bio
Rodriguez was funny, but everytime he spoke I just kept thinking, 'he'd make a perfect Bobby DaCosta!'.  Wrong comics.  Wrong company.  Sad (but happy) fan-girl.
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#22 Posted by Prizm (52 posts) - - Show Bio
@War Killer said:
"@Babs said:
"@dondasch said:
" Does this mean that Shia will be replaced?  In that case, I may actually watch a Transformers movie.  Oh, I'll be honest.  I cannot stand Shia Labeouf and the phrase of "Shia's sidekick" caused my left eye to begin twitching uncontrollably.  A curious thought just occurred though.  Didn't Michael Bay give the indication that he would not be around for Transformers 3? "
No. Shia will still be there, but this time, we will see him AND his little sidekick...again. I don't know, I always felt like Megan was Shia's sidekick. I didn't see a need for another one. This isn't the Brady Bunch. "

Well I've always notiest that there were always like three or four kids hanging with the Autobots in the cartoons


@MrDirector786
said:
"The third movie will come out in 2012. I heard they plan on using the triple changers, dinobots, and Unicron will probably be the main villain. As for the actor, the guy was okay in the movie, but it shouldn't be too bad to have him in the third movie. All I ask for in the third movie is that they make the humans not as important. They should primarily be allies and most of the focus should be on the Transformers."
I wonder how Unicron will play out in the third???

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Perhaps he will be a giant cloud.
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#23 Posted by TheBlueAngel93 (21064 posts) - - Show Bio
@Prizm said:
"@War Killer said:
"@Babs said:
"@dondasch said:
" Does this mean that Shia will be replaced?  In that case, I may actually watch a Transformers movie.  Oh, I'll be honest.  I cannot stand Shia Labeouf and the phrase of "Shia's sidekick" caused my left eye to begin twitching uncontrollably.  A curious thought just occurred though.  Didn't Michael Bay give the indication that he would not be around for Transformers 3? "
No. Shia will still be there, but this time, we will see him AND his little sidekick...again. I don't know, I always felt like Megan was Shia's sidekick. I didn't see a need for another one. This isn't the Brady Bunch. "

Well I've always notiest that there were always like three or four kids hanging with the Autobots in the cartoons


@MrDirector786
said:
"The third movie will come out in 2012. I heard they plan on using the triple changers, dinobots, and Unicron will probably be the main villain. As for the actor, the guy was okay in the movie, but it shouldn't be too bad to have him in the third movie. All I ask for in the third movie is that they make the humans not as important. They should primarily be allies and most of the focus should be on the Transformers."
I wonder how Unicron will play out in the third???

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Perhaps he will be a giant cloud. "
He better not!
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#24 Posted by Comiclove5 (1304 posts) - - Show Bio
@danhimself:
Agreed so did I.
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#25 Posted by Lantern Prime (12987 posts) - - Show Bio
@Deo Wade said:
"I'd love to see another Transformers movie. Rodriguez had a few funny moments but mostly he annoyed me. Shia and Megan work well as a duo, no need for this guy again. Two's company, three's a crowd."

Exactly they need to show more Bot and Con interaction instead of that nonsense
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#26 Posted by Kurrent (14336 posts) - - Show Bio

Omega Supreme VS Unicron in Part 3 that would be awesome

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#27 Posted by MrDirector786 (44091 posts) - - Show Bio
@Kurrent said:
" Omega Supreme VS Unicron in Part 3 that would be awesome "
Except Unicron is the size of a planet while Omega is just a space station. Unicron will crush him with his pinky.
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#28 Posted by Akillez (9 posts) - - Show Bio

I didn't really like this guy in the second one. I really think they could have done fine without him.....

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#29 Posted by Reaper 13 (75 posts) - - Show Bio
@Akillez said:
" I didn't really like this guy in the second one. I really think they could have done fine without him..... "
Agreed.  The move was great and would have worked just fine without him.
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#30 Posted by NightFang3 (12364 posts) - - Show Bio
@Darkchild:  I'm with you on this one.
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#31 Posted by cascadeking09 (6877 posts) - - Show Bio
@MrDirector786 said:
" The third movie will come out in 2012. I heard they plan on using the triple changers, dinobots, and Unicron will probably be the main villain. As for the actor, the guy was okay in the movie, but it shouldn't be too bad to have him in the third movie. All I ask for in the third movie is that they make the humans not as important. They should primarily be allies and most of the focus should be on the Transformers. "
then the movie might as well not be live action, the transformers get plenty of shine. i dont think the movie would do too well if they focused too much on how much they show the transformers the only time they really dont show them much is at the start of the movie
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#32 Posted by 5N1KT (19 posts) - - Show Bio

this kids role took away from the movie in my opinion.. just a wasted role and waste of time..

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#33 Posted by MadLucied (32 posts) - - Show Bio
@bergquist: Don't trust that source. Honestly, I've gotten to the point where i don't even bother reading reviews because half the time they are full of BS and in actuality the film, game, etc. turns out better or worse than what they say. The only way to be positive about anything now and days is to read / see / play it yourself instead of having someone else (who could be payed to say as such for all we know) do it for you.
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#34 Posted by Media_Master (2189 posts) - - Show Bio

He was naturally funny, which is great!!

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#35 Posted by havco (91 posts) - - Show Bio

he was funny  little in the movie

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#36 Posted by SUNMAN (8588 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes!! The movie was awesome!!


Tons of Action comedy and Megan Fox what more do I need.

I do not know why everyone was ragging on this movie, its an action movie not the Notebook.

Besides a lot of fans complained that the first movie did not have enough transformers or action. So Michael Bay made a second movie giving us more of what you asked for.

So obviously with all the robots and action, character development gets sacrificed, and its an action movie so who cares. You really didn't need it for this movie anyway.

There was like one or two minor plot details that could of been better but its a movie you just had to go with it.
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#37 Posted by EganTheVile1 (6752 posts) - - Show Bio

Neuter Devastator! lol

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