While I was into a lot of boy-themed entertainment as a kid -- The Incredible Hulk, He-Man, The Super Friends -- Transformers was just something I could never get into. However, there are masses upon masses of fanboys who could, and as we all know, Transformers hit the big screen under Michael "Big Explosions, Cash-Lovin', Ladies Man" Bay this year. After putting in an estimated $150 million, the flick grossed approximately $310 million. That's not a bad chunk of change, so, of course, that would mean that a sequel is sure to follow -- but it might not be with Bay.

According to SuperHeroHype, the director got chatty on his official message board about the flick and its potential sequel (the board is here, but you need a password to enter). He thinks the IMAX print of Transformers, which will be released with extra scenes this week, is "freakin AWESOME," and that they "need to bottle the magic of IMAX because it's the future of cinema." But as for "Transformers 2, well that's another story. Iching [sic] to work pre-strike (June) so I might jump ship and come back a year or so later cause people at the studio have been dragging for two months. Not sure why. I'll keep you informed." So it sounds like he wants to secure some projects before the strike, and would rather risk losing the sequel than waiting around. Bay isn't universally loved in the world of cinema, so what do you think -- would Bay bailing be a blessing?
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