Michael Bay has confirmed that he is returning to helm Transformers 5 for Paramount Pictures. ¬†While you may be wonder “WTF, Bay!?” There is a silver lining to this news.

In the interview with Rolling Stone, Bay acknowledged that the Transformers movies make a lot of money and hundreds of millions of people from around the world flock to see the Robots in Disguise, but he admits the movies take a lot out of him, and take him away from other projects he’d rather work on.

“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.”

Happy New Year, Spoilerites.

Mark “I think I found a Transformer” Wahlberg is expected to reprise his role in the flick.

Happy New Year, Spoilerites.

via Rolling Stone

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4 Comments

    • He’s written Transformers fiction before. He teamed up with G1 Transformers TV writer and editor Flint Dille for the Autocracy / Monstrosity / Primacy trilogy of books for IDW.

      On the movies, as much as I hate what Bay has done to my favorite franchise, they do bring in boatloads of money for Hasbro, which helps fund the line for the next few years. Age of Extinction was the second best of the four in my opinion, and Whalberg was a good addition in my opinion.

      My main problems with the movies is that the Transformers are treated as set pieces and not actual characters. Give us a Last Stand of the Wreckers movie or anything based off of recent IDW fiction and it’d be loads better than what we’ve been getting from Bay.

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