Michael Bay Bowing Out of ‘Transformers’ Franchise

By Rochelle Paula Carino | 2 years ago
Michael Bay Bowing Out of ‘Transformers’ Franchise

The global success of “Transformers: Age of Extinction” is very much well known these days that it has lead everyone in fast assumption that a fifth installment is well on its way. However, the master explosive director Michael Bay states that he is done with the bio-mechanical entities for good. Read on to learn more about this scoop.

Some years ago, Michael Bay directed three very successful live action movie installments of the “Transformers” franchise. Moments after his triumphant release of the third installment, “Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon,” he claimed that it shall be the last of his efforts to direct the franchise. Fast forward to the present, he has recently directed the fourth installment, “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” and again rehashes his statement that he will really be taking a bow this time around.


Few moments after the production finished wrapping up their filming for the latest “Transformers” installment, Bay stated that there are still more for the film to showcase for the pleasure of the viewers. He also added that the matter is something that the next director needs to figure out.

“Transformers: Age of Exctinction, there’s a lot that’s unexplored, but that’s for the next director to figure out. They’re hard movies to do and it takes every day for two years. They’re fun, but they’re hard,” explained Bay, as published in Indiewire,  when asked about what’s next for the “Transformers” franchise.

His claim for taking the final bow is not really something new as he has already said it before that he will be handing over the heavy responsibility to a new director, but this time, it appears as if he really meant it.

“There’s kind of a new chapter, a new direction in movies I want to make. I have a lot of stories to tell. And it’s about flexing new muscles,” added the prominent movie director.

True enough, Bay’s name has been associated with lots of upcoming movies these days that are not related to “Transformers.” According to Screen Rant, he could possibly be handling a movie adaptation of the popular video game “Ghost Recon” and a WWII thriller that bears the title “Sabotage.” Moreover, a script for “Bad Boys 3” is currently in the works and is up for him to decide whether he wants to return to the action/comedy movie.

Be that as it may, “Transformers” producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura explained that the production is open to the possibility of Bay taking the final exit.  However, they are still focused on keeping him into the franchise by adding the element of supreme excitement that will be more than enough to get him going and his interest flooding to direct the next installment.

That sums up our scoop on Michael Bay’s possible bow out in the “Transformers” franchise. Continue to visit Movie News Guide (MNG) for the latest updates in the entertainment scene.

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