The big-screen return of Optimus Prime was all but guaranteed when “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” earned more than a billion dollars at the worldwide box office. But less certain was the return of Michael Bay, the outspoken filmmaker who directed all three movies in the “Transformers” trilogy. Like leading man Shia LaBeouf before him, Bay hinted that “Dark of the Moon” would be his last time driving the Autobots forward. But as with all things “Transformers,” it appears there was more than meets the eye with that story.
Bay’s return for “Transformers 4″ was confirmed this week during a conversation between MTV News and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura. While most fans are thrilled at the prospect of seeing future “Transformers” films, others are skeptical about the return of Bay. That very question — to Bay or not to Bay — is one of the top topics of conversation in this week’s edition of “Talk Nerdy.” Check out the debate in the video below, and keep reading for more from this week’s show!
Autobots Keep Decepticons at Bay
When it comes to “Transformers,” Bay brings a lot to the table: money, name recognition and explosions aplenty. That formula has worked well for the past three “Transformers” movies, but is Bay really the right man for what’s supposed to be a wholesale reboot? Team Nerdy was divided on the issue. See what they think in this week’s episode.
Spidey Goes Viral
Beyond Bay, big news in the nerdy-movie space involved the arrival of a new “Amazing Spider-Man” viral campaign this week. On Monday, Peter Parker’s backpack was dropped off at MTV News, followed a day later by a cell phone and cryptic message urging your friendly neighborhood Splash Page editor to stay tuned for further instructions. The details of the viral campaign remain unclear, but one thing’s for sure: Anticipation for “Amazing Spider-Man” has never been higher. Watch “Talk Nerdy” for the gang’s thoughts on the webslinger’s big-screen comeback.
Burning for “Ghost Rider”
It’s war at the box office this weekend as Chris Pine and Tom Hardy team up for “This Means War,” going toe-to-flaming-skull against “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.” Both are worthy films in their own right, according to the Nerdy team, though only one of these movies features burning urine. Proceed to your local theaters accordingly.
What do you think of this week’s “Talk Nerdy” discussion? Tell us in the comments!