Last week, we reported that director Michael Bay wanted a "less goofy" tone for Transformers: Age of Extinction, while saying that his first three movies were "less cool." The filmmaker took to his official website to set the record straight about these comments, while also revealing that principal photography is now complete, and that we might see a TV spot during the Super Bowl.

Take a look at his full statement.

"It is a drag talking to reporters on sets. Why? Because often times they take your words and skew things to their liking. Then the crazy, lazy game of reporting on what other writers story's reported me saying and suddenly it becomes skewed Internet truth. So I waste my time to restate exactly what I did say, again.

No I did not 'apologize' for any Transformers movies. I did not say I shot the last three movies "less cool" than the new fourth installment. I was talking specifically about camera style and tone, of the first movie compared to how I shot the new installment with a very big scale, cinematic style. I was very specific in saying the first Transformers was shot in a 'generic suburbia' area, not trying to be cool with any cinematic flashes. I wanted it to feel like this could happen in any backyard in the United States.

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So that brings me to letting Transformers fans know that we have completed our five and half month shoot. We got back from a month long shoot in China. My crew and I had a fantastic time shooting in Hong Kong and Mainland China. It was an amazing experience, and I love the country. My cast was absolutely fantastic, and a very fun group to work with. We are working hard cutting the movie right now. I think the first piece comes out for the Super Bowl and a teaser right after that.

And yes, I'm very excited about this new movie.


Super Bowl XLVII takes place on Sunday, February 2, giving the director a little less than two months to get a TV spot ready. Are you excited to get your first look at Transformers: Age of Extinction during the big game?