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Michael Bay denies making Armageddon apology


Story by Jack Foley

MICHAEL Bay has moved to clarify reports that he has apologised for making Armageddon.

The Internet was recently filled with reports that the director had told the Miami Herald that he had been unhappy with the way the sci-fi epic, starring Bruce Willis, had turned out.

But in a statement on his blog, Bay sought to put the record straight and claimed his comments had been taken out of context.

According to The Herald, Bay said: “I will apologize for Armageddon, because we had to do the whole movie in 16 weeks. It was a massive undertaking.”

Writing on his blog, however, Bay retorted: “One press writer has gone too far in reporting false information. He has printed the bare minimum of my statement, which in effect has twisted my words and meaning. I’m not in the slightest going to apologize for the third movie in my movie career, a film called Armageddon.

“[The reporter] asked me in effect what would you change if you could in your movies if you could go back. I said, I wish we had a few more weeks in the edit room on Armageddon. And still today Armageddon is still one of the most shown movies on cable TV. And yes, I’m proud of the movie. Enough said.”

Bay has been promoting his latest film, Pain & Gain, starring Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson.

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