I wrote about the impending Hollywood strike earlier today for a reason; mainly, so that you at home will better understand the following bit of info regarding the much talked-about Transformers 2. So, before you read this post, you might wanna read the other one first. Done reading? Good. Anyway, Transformers producer Don Murphy stopped by his message boards last night to give fans a quick update on some of his projects, including that Transformers sequel. And in case you haven't figured it out by now, the reason why we're not hearing much about it (according to Murphy) is because the folks in charge don't want to make a move until this whole strike thing goes away. And if they wanted to make a Transformers 2 (which they do), it would have to be done prior to June 2008. Which, realistically, is impossible.

Murphy sums it up well when he says, "But since no one wants to be filming IF a strike happens, everything needs to be done filming by the end of May 2008. So this is affecting the lack of news about Transformers 2 at least for now." If a strike is averted sooner rather than later, I imagine Transformers 2 will be one of the first projects we hear about -- Transformers is currently sitting at number three in box office totals for 2007 ($311 million and counting), and you bet your ass the film will earn a heckuva lot more once the DVD is released in multiple formats on October 16. I'm sure a lot of you are itching to see a sequel, and I hate to say it but this impending strike could seriously delay that sequel from happening anytime in the near future. As always, Cinematical will let you know as soon as more word is announced ...

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