Iâ€™ve always found it interesting how dark the Transformers films have gotten. The very first movie, I felt, was a great mixture between fun adventure, and hard-hitting action, but after that film hit, itâ€™s like they felt the need to get dark fast. Itâ€™s as if they felt all credibility with their audience would collapse if they didnâ€™t make the films more serious than their source material.
Well, it turns out that the finished products we got there â€” as well as the upcoming Transformers: The Last Knight â€” werenâ€™t nearly as â€œmatureâ€ as at least one of the projects pitched to Michael Bay. Speaking with Screen Rant, Bay mentioned an interesting project that was pitched to him.
Michael Bay: Thereâ€™s actually one idea that would be really fun R-rated. With Bumblebee. I donâ€™t wanna say what, but it would be really fun. It could be fun. Very Quentin [Tarantino].
Follow-Up Question: Do you think you would ever be allowed to push beyond PG-13? With Hasbroâ€¦
Bay: No, because Hasbro. I mean, you canâ€™t really.
Eesh. I canâ€™t really imagine what to expect from an R-rated Bumblebee film. At the bare minimum, it seems theyâ€™d likely up both the sex angle and the number of choice four-letter words, as the films are already pretty darn violent as it is (minus the gore angle).
Of course, we canâ€™t really take this story at face value. While Bay did mention this project in the interview, thereâ€™s a good chance that this was some tangent the writers went off on during the Writers Room process. After all, the property theyâ€™re dealing with is one that belongs to Hasbro, and they had to know they could only get so far with an idea like that.
Regardless, itâ€™s fun to imagine the type of project we could have gotten out of it â€” with Bumblebee getting most of his phrases from Sirius XM talk radio.
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SOURCE: Screen Rant