Michael Bay has said he will direct one last Transformers movie and then call it quits on the franchise.
Speaking to Rolling Stone magazine about his upcoming film 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, Bay said “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,” adding that “it’s time to move on. One more.”
Bay has directed the previous four films in the series, much to the chagrin of movie-goers around the world. However, the films have a large cumulative box office and the fifth is unlikely to buck that trend, so at least he’ll be well compensated for his efforts.
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, due for release in two weeks, tells the true story of the 2012 attack on a US diplomatic compound in Libya which resulted in the death of the US Ambassador. This will be Michael Bay‘s first film based on a true story since the much maligned Pain and Gain. The as yet untitled 5th Transformers film will star Mark Wahlberg and is expected to expand further on the Transformers Universe.