American filmmaker, Michael Bay has confirmed that he will return to direct the fifth installment of the live-action Transformers film series.

This isn’t the first time he claimed he will depart from Transformers franchise, but later changed his mind and got back to direct the film.

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He revealed this news during his interview with Rolling Stone, here’s a excerpt:

“Between his producing duties and directorial work, Bay usually has a half-dozen projects going at once.

Right now, in addition to 13 Hours, he’s doing post-production on the next Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which he’s producing and which is due in 2016, and pre-production for the next Transformers, which he’s directing for summer 2017. “I’m doing Transformers… 5, is it?” Bay says, temporarily losing track. He shakes his head. “I’ve taken on a lot of work.”

“The movie industry has really changed,” Bay says, apropos of nothing. “The middle-[budget] movie is basically gone. They just want these big movies.” (The irony of this statement goes unremarked-upon.)

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.”

I remind Bay that he said the same thing before each of the last two Transformers movies. “I know,” he says. “J.J. [Abrams] told me, ‘You’re the only guy that could do this.’ But it’s time to move on. One more.”

So there you have it, this might be Bay’s last Transformers movie. Are you excited about his return?

Transformers 5 will be directed by Michael Bay, written by Art Marcum, Matt Holloway and Ken Nolan. It is set to be released in 2017 with Mark Wahlberg set to return.


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