As the year 2011 marks the 40th anniversary of the Kamen Rider Series, a film commemorating the event has been scheduled for release in the spring of 2011. The film will primarily feature Kamen Rider OOO and Kamen Rider Den-O, as well as feature the other protagonists of the various television series and films of the Kamen Rider Series. The film is currently referred to as the "40th Anniversary Commemoration Movie for the Birth of Kamen Rider" (仮面ライダー生誕40周年記念映画,Kamen Raidā Tanjō Yonjusshūnen Kinen Eiga?). A working title for the film is OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go, Kamen Rider(オーズ・電王・オールライダー レッツゴー仮面ライダー,Ōzu Den'ō Ōru Raidā: Rettsu Gō Kamen Raidā?).
On March 2010, producer Neal H. Moritz revealed in an interview that Fast Five will film this summer in Brazil, Puerto Rico, Los Angeles and Atlanta. He also stated that the sixth installment of the series is also being developed, but both films will not be shot back-to-back.
Principal photography of the film has commenced in Puerto Rico, particularly in Naranjito, San Juan and other parts of the Island.
Rapper Ludacris, who is going to be in the film, confirmed primary shooting ended on Tuesday, November 9, through his Twitter page.
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October 1, 2009 — "Day One" of preproduction work. A story has apparently already been worked out. The day begins with a meeting between Bay and Industrial Light & Magic which is followed by Bay and writer Ehren Kruger flying to Rhode Island to meet with Hasbro about new characters. Bay confirms a proposed release date of July 1, 2011.
October 6, 2009 — Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman will not be returning to write the film. All writing duties have been given to Ehren Kruger.
Michael Bay states on the video played at the end of the Revenge of the Fallen Blu-ray AllSpark Experiment game that the third film will go deeper into the Transformers' history (cue lots of Unicron imagery from Transformers: The Ultimate Guide) and that it will have more screentime for Bumblebee. But it does say in the message that he'll tell lies...
January 5, 2010 — James Avery confirms he will be playing a new Autobot named Silverbolt. No word on if this is the same character as ROTF Silverbolt.
February 7, 2010 — Tony Todd says he'll be back in some capacity
March 2, 2010 — Optimus Prime and Bumblebee are going to get updated/revised designs that in Bumblebee's case reflects his maturation.
June 6, 2010 — Representatives of James Avery, responding to a bizarre rumour that he has passed away, confirm that the actor is indeed alive and will be playing Silverbolt in Transformers 3.
June 10, 2010 — USA Today reveals that the villain for Transformers 3 will be Shockwave. Michael Bay and Lorenzo diBonaventura take some of the blame for the criticisms aimed at Revenge of the Fallen and acknowledge the problems the film had. Bay reveals that they will be getting rid of what he referred to as the "dorky comedy" seen in Revenge of the Fallen, and reiterates that the Twins were "basically gone", though John Turturro will return as comic relief. Additionally, the film will explore the Transformers' role in the space race and will be filmed in 3D.
June 24, 2010 — Several sources, among them the Chicago Tribune newspaper, confirm shooting locations for the film, including Chicago, IL, and Milwaukee, WI, as well as repeat locations such as Los Angeles, CA, Washington, D.C., and Detroit, MI.
July 20, 2010 — Nelson Lauren, the webmaster of Michael Bay's official website, visits the Chicago set and reveals some news: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's character is named Carly, former American footballer Lester Speight plays a soldier. He later posts an official video of the shoot, revealing the latest modifications to the Bumblebee Chevy Camaro prop vehicle, as well as three partially-transformed NASCAR vehicles.
July 23, 2010 — An extended version of Nelson Lauren's official video depicts several more Transformer prop vehicles, including the Ferrari 458 Italia, a blue Mercedes-Benz E550 and a convertible version of Sideswipe.
July 30, 2010 — In reply to a thread at TFW2005.com speculating on the identity of the NASCAR Transformers, Nelson comments that the vehicles are referred to on set as the "Wreckers".
July 30, 2010 — Maile Flanagan announces at Otakon that she has been cast for the film, but due to her nondisclosure agreement can not discuss her role in the movie.
July 31, 2010 — Nelson posts a picture of the Mercedes E550, seen on the set in Chicago, onto his flickr.com account, causing fans to misinterpret part of the photo title as a clue to the character's name ("Q"). He later clarifies that isn't the case.
August 2, 2010 — A new Autobot taking the form of a red Rosenbauer Panther airline fire truck is spotted in Chicago and confirmed to appear by Nelson. He asserts it is not Inferno or Hot Spot.
August 3, 2010 — Nelson confirms that Jolt is not returning.
August 6, 2010 — Nelson confirms at the Shoot For The Edit site, that Wheelie returns in the third film and Carly's car is a Mercedes-Benz.
October 1, 2010 — Tony Todd stated that he is in fact not in Transformers 3.
October 6, 2010 — Listings for childrens books on Amazon.com reveal the title of the movie to be "Transformers: The Dark of the Moon," further confirmed by a whois check for "www.transformersdarkofthemoonmovie.com".
October 11, 2010 — In a second major on-set accident, this time during Washington D.C. filming, a police SUV responding to an emergency call intersects with a stunt, resulting in it being struck in the passenger-side door by one of Bumblebee's stunt vehicles. Luckily no one is seriously injured.
October 31, 2010 — transformersmovie.com is updated to show the Transformers: Dark of the Moon logo as well as international release dates.