Michael Bay hits back at claims he apologised for Transformers series

Michael Bay has responded angrily to reports that he had “apologised” for elements of the Transformers films, and has clarified his comments on the visual style of the new film.

“No I did not ‘apologise’ for any of the Transformers movies,” says Bay on his official blog. “I did not say I shot the last three movies ‘less cool’ than the new fourth instalment.”

“I was talking specifically about camera style and tone, of the first movie compared to how I shot the new instalment with a very big scale, cinematic style.”

“I was very specific in saying the first Transformers was shot in a ‘generic suburbia’ area, not trying to be cool with any cinematic flashes. I wanted it to feel like this could happen in any backyard in the United States.”

That’s that cleared up then. Meanwhile, filming has wrapped on Transformers: Age Of Extinction , with the first footage likely to premiere at the Super Bowl.

“My cast was absolutely fantastic,” continues Bay, “and a very fun group to work with. We are working hard cutting the movie right now. I think the first piece comes out for the Super Bowl and a teaser right after that.”

Transformers: Age Of Extinction
will open in the UK on 10 July 2014.

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