Michael Bay Will Direct Transformers 5, Says It’s His Last Outing In Franchise

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.

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