Shocking no one, Michael Bay has confirmed he’ll direct Transformers 5. But it seems the man who also brought you Pain & Gain, Bad Boys and the upcoming 13 Hours, among many others, has had enough of Car-robots fighting over ancient grudges — He also insists this is the last time he’ll be helming a film in the billion dollar-franchise he’s been leading since 2007.
“I’m doing Transformers … 5, is it?,” Bay said in an interview with Rolling Stone, half-jokingly complaining about the amount of work he’s taken on. Later, Making it clear that “it’s fun to do a movie that 100 million people will see,” Bay insisted “this is the last one. I have to pass the reins to someone else.”
Based on the popular line of toys and numerous cartoon series, Transformers has so far earned nearly $4 billion for Dreamworks and Paramount, with Transformers: Age Of Extinction and Transformers: Dark Of The Moon making more than $1 billion each. The fifth installment, still called Transformers 5, is set to begin filming this year with a planned release in 2017. Mark Wahlberg has confirmed he’ll be reprising his role from Extinction.