Transformers 3 not for 2011 after all

Earlier this week we said Paramount had announced a release date for Transformers 3 and set it as 1 July 2011. Surprising to all of us since the second one hasn't even hit the big screen yet, but apparently it was just as surprising to director Michael Bay, who has now corrected Paramount's announcement in a post on the official Michael Bay forum Shoot For The Edit:

"I said I was taking off a year from Transformers. Paramount made a mistake in dating Transformers 3 - they asked me on the phone - I said yes to July 4 - but for 2012 - whoops! Not 2011!!! That would mean I would have to start prep in September. No way. My brain needs a break from fighting robots."

So there you have it.