Director Michael Bay has posted a statement on his website in which he says that contrary to media reports, he has not apologised for making Armageddon and is "proud" of the blockbuster.
Bay wrote: "One press writer has gone too far in reporting false information. He has printed the bare minimum of my statement which in effect have [sic] 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. On the red carpet for [new film] Pain & Gain some reporters asked me what are you apologizing for, and I said what on earth are you talking about?
"What I clearly said to the reporter, is I wish I had more time to edit the film, specifically the third act. He 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."