Michael Bay has confirmed he will return to direct the fifth installment of the Transformers franchise, but it will be his last for the franchise.
Bay has been at the helm of the blockbuster action franchise since the first Transformers movie in 2007, and in a new interview with Rolling Stone, he has revealed he will be back for the as-yet-untitled Transformers 5, but insists the film will be his last in the director’s chair.
“I still have a great time,” he says. “It’s fun to do a movie that 100 million people will see. But this is the last one. I have to pass the reins to someone else… It’s time to move on. One more.”
Bay was initially only signed on to executive produce Transformers 5, which will see the return of star Mark Wahlberg, who led 2014’s Transformers: Age of Extinction.
Although Transformers: Age of Extinction made more than $1billion at the worldwide box office, the film was panned by critics, and it received seven nominations at the 2015 Razzie Awards – a ceremony dedicated to saluting the worst films made in Hollywood every year.
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