In a Happy New Year’s message on his official website, director Michael Bay wrote: “Transformers 2 will be coming soon. The new robots are really really unique and there are a lot of them this time.”
The news comes shortly after a recent article in The Hollywood Reporter hinted that the film had been bumped from its June 26th 2009 release slot and was currently unscheduled.
The reason for this of course is the ongoing writer’s strike and pending actor’s strike. Bay stated in an earlier interview that he “might jump ship and come back a year or so later cause people at the studio have been dragging for two months.”
The first “Transformers” ended up being the third-biggest film domestically and fifth-biggest worldwide in 2007.