Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen hasn’t mounted its assault on theaters yet and already Paramount are making plans for a sequel.
Variety has confirmed that Paramount has staked claim to July 1, 2011 as the official release date for Transformers 3.
Technically the announcement does not mean Transformers 3 is a sure thing. It’s more a placeholder of sorts so other studios don’t lock up the coveted July 4 window before Paramount had a shot at it with its bot franchise.
Whether Paramount is willing to admit it or not, we all know Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen will make a killing at the box office and a sequel is a sure thing. Grabbing this date is the first step towards that reality.