Fans fear Michael Bay’s “Dora the Explorer” movie is gonna feature the title teen blowing stuff up.
“Dora the Explorer,” the bilingual children’s program, will soon be made into a live-action film by “Transformers” producer Michael Bay.
Yes, that Michael Bay. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie will feature a teenage Dora who moves to the city with her cousin Diego, from “Dora” spinoff, “Go, Diego, Go.” Little else has been released about the movie, so it’s unclear if Boots the monkey, the Map, and scheming fox Swiper will all appear in the movie — or what will explode.
The film, set to be released in 2019, will be written by Nick Stoller, who also wrote The 2011 “Muppets” movie, “Storks” and most recently, “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.” With Stoller attached, it’s unlikely the “Dora” movie will be as dark a film as “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” but Bay’s involvement (whether as simply producer or director) has given Twitter users a bit of pause.
“Michael Bay Producing? Dora and Boots are about to be running through a field of explosives. Swiper will probably have an RPG. Here we go,” wrote Twitter account @GeeksofColor, referring to Bay’s bombastic style seen in films like “Bad Boys,” “Transformers,” and “13 Hours.”
Can't believe I live in an age where Michael Bay and live action Dora the Explorer are in the same sentence
— bells (@daisysridIey) October 23, 2017
We live in a world where a Dora the Explorer movie with Michael Bay as its producer is going to be a thing.
This is the darkest timeline.
— Phantom Thief Mavvy (@BlackMageMavvy) October 23, 2017
“Can’t wait to see how Michael Bay works Bud Light into Dora the Explorer,” said comedian Mark Ellis.
A few fans even mocked up posters for the film.
First look at Michael Bay’s Dora the explorer! pic.twitter.com/KEFr9U6k6b
— ASH (@brown_batman_) October 24, 2017
Live action Dora the Explorer with Michael Bay involved gonna pretty much look like this pic.twitter.com/QbOQN8x9oV
— hellstar remina (@trillValentine) October 24, 2017
Dora The Explorer (2019)
Producer: Michael Bay pic.twitter.com/9YJzdm5wEE
— Keith Ó Gealbháin (@KeithGalvin) October 23, 2017
But regardless of how fans feel about the film now, Bay’s films — despite strong critical reception — tend to make a lot of money at the box office.
“Thing is,” Ricardo Cuisine editor Ian Harrison tweeted, “that Michael Bay Dora the Explorer movie is going to make bank.”