The Transformers films have been massive hits at the box office, and soon “Transformers: The Last Knight” will arrive in theaters. The movie saw Michael Bay direct his fifth installment in the franchise, but the director is now saying that he’s decided to step away.
In a recent interview with Fandango, Bay said that he’s had his fun, and he now wants to work on other projects.
“These movies that I’ve done, they are massive movies. They take a lot out of you,” Bay said when we asked if he was finally — for real, this time — stepping away from the Transformers franchise. “I’ve done it enough, and I’ve had a great time doing it. I’m going out with a bang on this one, and I feel like you gotta go out while you’re ahead, you know. I think I’ve had a good run, and I’ve got a lot of other movies I want to do.”
This certainly isn’t the first time that Michael Bay has said he’s leaving the franchise, so we’ll just have to wait and see if this sticks.
One way or another there’s sure to be more Transformers films in the future, but whether or not Michael Bay will really be able to keep himself away from the director’s chair remains to be seen.
What will Bay be doing next? According to him, something “more adult.”
“I just read a very bloody hit man movie that was a page turner. That seems like a fun one to do,” he said. “I love doing13 Hours, I love doing Pain & Gain — I think it’ll be something more serious and more adult, I guess.”
“Transformers: The Last Knight” opens in theaters on June 21, 2017.
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