Paramount and DreamWorks have officially announced that they will be making Transformers 3, and releasing the film on Friday, July 1st 2011. No word on if Michael Bay or stars Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox are set to return, but I would be really surprised if it didn’t happen.
Summer 2011 is really beginning to shape up as Transformers becomes the third film announced thus far for July — Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II hits on the 15th and Marvel’s The First Avenger: Captain America hits on the 22nd. Paramount has also moved up the release date of Marvel’s Thor to May 20th to give the threequel more breathing room.
Many fans hope that Warner Bros will announce a sequel to The Dark Knight for Summer 2011, but logistically, it’s looking more like Summer 2012. There is only so many big blockbuster movies that can be released in the hot month of July, and 2011 is beginning to fill up fast.