Michael Bay apparently doesn’t think that Pacific Rim is a Transformers rip-off after all.
During his appearance at CinemaCon this week, the Bad Boys director stated that there were simply too many Transformers wannabes clogging theaters these days. This led some to believe that he was referring to Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming action flick Pacific Rim.
However, Michael Bay has since taken to his official website to address the situation. It turns out the whole thing was just a huge misunderstanding.
The filmmaker explained:
“[The] Hollywood Reporter stated that I was in a feud with Guillermo del Toro and his ‘Pacific Rim.’ Absolutely to the contrary. I was talking about another movie, at another studio that will remain nameless, while I spoke at CinemaCon in Vegas this Monday.”
“I love how reporters put false words in people’s mouths without doing their proper research. Well cause of that sloppy reporting, I thought Guillermo was mad at me, and he thought I was mad at him. We both exchanged calls today and realized nobody was mad at anybody except we were both mad at that reporter.”
The folks at The Hollywood Reporter asked the Pacific Rim director about Bay’s comments earlier this week despite the fact that del Toro’s movie was never mentioned by name.
“We are far, far, far away from that in a very willing fashion. For good or bad, this is my movie. This is my universe and my creation, and I do not create through comparison,” the director stated.
Once again, there isn’t a feud between Michael Bay and Guillermo del Toro. However, it would be interesting to know which movie the filmmaker was talking about during his appearance at CinemaCon. The only flick that springs to mind is Real Steel, though that’s a bit of a stretch.
What do you think about the non-existent feud between Michael Bay and Guillermo del Toro? Are you surprised that it’s essentially much ado about nothing?