There were plenty of problems with last summer’s inexplicably lucrative Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, but the film’s most glaring insult to American moviegovers was the inclusion of two foul-mouthed, illiterate Autobots named Mudflap and Skids, arguably the most blatant black stereotypes in recent cinematic history.
Fortunately, director Michael Bay has confirmed on his official website, Shoot for the Edit, that the racist robots known as The Twins won’t be making a return appearance in Transformers 3, which is slated for release on July 1, 2011.
“The Twins are not back in T3,” Bay wrote in a message board post on the subject. Has this notorious explosion enthusiast realized the error of his ways, or is he just focusing his energy on creating new needlessly controversial characters? I guess we’ll all find out next summer when Transformers 3 hits theaters.