Bayhem is back. Baysplosions are go. Bayloney will fill the screen again.
August 11th, 2014, USA Today:
January 5th, 2016, Rolling Stone via CinemaBlend:[Michael] Bay, 49, believes he will pass the baton for future Transformer movies to a new director while he turns his focus elsewhere.
"There's kind of a new chapter, a new direction in movies I want to make," says Bay, who is eyeing a passion project, a documentary on elephant poaching. "I have a lot of stories to tell. And it's about flexing new muscles."
Every single one of these movies after the first Transformers '07 has been this hack's last one, says that he wants to take on gritty material that will cement him as a bigshot director. Yet every time he comes back because he doesn't really have the range as a director that he sees himself enjoying. Pain and Gain, did you see this? I couldn't even finish it. But at least his FIFTH Transformers film will be his "last".I’m doing Transformers … 5, is it? I’ve taken on a lot of work. … 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. J.J. [Abrams] told me, ‘You’re the only guy that could do this.’ But it’s time to move on. One more.