Just when you thought the past was dead and gone, things start making heavy comebacks: G. I. Joe becomes a summer tent flick, writers and gamers starting remembering the original Ghostbusters quartet, TMNT commemorative figures are on the shelves - overall, life is good.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, the sequel to the 2007 film, made its debut in theaters on June 24, 2009.
Consequently, Paramount and Dreamworks announced a July 1, 2011 release date for a third Transformers film before completion of Revenge of the Fallen.
On October 1, 2009, Michael Bay revealed that Transformers 3 had already gone into pre-production, and its planned release was back to its original date of July 1, 2011 instead of 2012. It was said that Shia LaBeouf would reprise his role as Sam.
Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, having written the first two movies, will not return for the third installment in the series.