Paramount Pictures and Dreamworks initially set a July 1, 2011 release date for Transformers 3. Turns out that was a bit ambitious.
Michael Bay recently posted the following on his site:
I said I was taking off a year from Transformers. Paramount made a mistake in dating Transformers 3 - they asked me on the phone - I said yes to July 4 - but for 2012 - whoops! Not 2011!!! That would mean I would have to start prep in September. No way. My brain needs a break from fighting robots
Can you blame the man? Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen debuts on June 24, 2009.