The team of Orci and Kurtzman have taken a bow out on Transformers 3, choosing to leave to pursue other projects. This leaves a job opening to pen Bay’s next scene of giant robots making splodey messes and selling GM cars.
“Time for fresh blood!” writes Orci. “The main reason we would move on is because we risk getting stale and comfortable. If you only sing one song for too long, you miss the opportunity to sing news songs. We’ll see.”
I agree that it is a wise career move to get off the train at the stop while the engine is still running instead of getting tied down and too comfortable that it makes it hard to get other jobs.
You have to have a lot of confidence to let go of a paycheque like that on your own terms before the stigma of being removed from a project hinders your future.
I wonder what this holds for Transformers 3, already in the batting order?
The article also touches on Leonard Nimoy (who voiced the Fallen) who may return in 3 as well, suggesting that like Megatron, no Transformer is ever truly defeated.