Michael Bay Confirms He’ll Direct ‘Transformers 5′ Before Moving On

Transformers 5

Don’t worry, Transformers fans, Michael Bay has confirmed he will return yet again to direct Transformers 5. But it’ll definitely be his last one.

“I’m doing Transformers … 5, is it?” Bay told Rolling Stone while discussing his new movie, 13 Hours: The Secret Solders of Benghazi. “I’ve taken on a lot of work. Transformers, I still have a great time. 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. J.J. [Abrams] told me, ‘You’re the only guy that could do this.'”

Oh no, it’s like déjà vu all over again. It’s always the last one before the last last one. He’ll be making these until the end of time. And if someone else comes in, it will be the same thing because he will still be producer. Okay, Micheal Bay must be stopped, no matter the cost.

Paramount’s multi-billion dollar Transformers franchise is perhaps the most artless franchise out there. And yet people love it. The previous Transformer movie had a $210 million budget, and earned back $245 million domestically. Moreover, Age of Extinction went to make over $1 billion worldwide. Those damn Chinese…

So T5 is expected to reach theaters in Summer 2017 and see Mark Wahlberg return as Cade Yeager. It isn’t known if Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor will be back for the next installment, but there has been a rumor that it’ll be the last movie featuring Optimus Prime. And Ken Nolan will take over the writing duties from Akiva Goldsman.

Elsewhere, Hasbro recently confirmed that T6, T7 and T8 are also happening. I dunno, maybe the matrix can stop them.