This just in: Michael Bay is messing with your head intentionally. Or, at least, he is if you're one of the people who's been paying attention to the various spoilers and leaks from the second Transformers movie. Because according to Bay, almost all of it is fake, produced by the studios to keep fans guessing.
According to Bay's website, we can expect to see even more fake news out there before the release of the movie next year:
Sorry everyone, everything you are reading (other than we are shooting in Philly) is false. We are going to give so much disinformation on this film to confuse everyone.
Apparently, Bay has learned one of the hardest lessons about fandom: That the way to the fans' hearts is through pissing them off a lot. If nothing else, he's pretty much ensured internet coverage for the movie from now until its release, with every new post claiming that it's "100% genuine from someone who really works on the film, no shit, really."
Of course, if he really wanted to piss off fans, he'd just kill Optimus Prime at the start of the next movie and replace him with Hot Rod and Ultra Magnus.
Bay tries to fool 'Transformers' fans [Digital Spy]