Everyone feign shock. Michael Bay is talking about Transformers 3 and has indicated that Ramon Rodriguez who played Sam's roommate in Transformers Revenge of The Fallen will be a key character. He told The La TIMES;
Director Michael Bay has a third “Transformers” film in mind, and if it plays out as he expects, the next installment would have a more substantial role for Rodriguez. The filmmaker, speaking at his office a few weeks before “Revenge of the Fallen” was released, seemed to have some pride of discovery when talking about Rodriguez.
“I’ve worked with big stars, people like Will Smith, Sean Connery and Bruce Willis, but casting is a weird thing, it takes you places you don’t expect,” Bay said. “We went looking for a sidekick in this movie, Shia’s sidekick, and we find this new kid who really pops on screen. I think he’s going to have a real bright career. It’s great to work with big stars, but it’s always fun to discover people.”
The big thing that will hold up the Transformers 3 movie is Michael Bay. He is interested in doing a smaller project before he jumps back into Giant Robot territory. Paramount on the other hand would like to get the next sequel going since they have a July 2011 release date pegged. Stay tuned for more.