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Michael Bay relapses yet again, will return to direct Transformers 5

Director Michael Bay will return to helm Transformers 5. He has confirmed that it will be his last time as Transformers director, something he said before the last two movies in the series as well.

hollywood Updated: Jan 05, 2016 13:46 IST
The coolest image of Michael Bay ever to exist.
The coolest image of Michael Bay ever to exist.(Paramount Pictures)

Director Michael Bay will return to direct Transformers 5 after all. Bay had promised to pull out of the series after both Transformers 3 and 4.

Bay, 50, who has directed all the films in Transformers series confirmed the news, said The Hollywood Reporter.

However, the Pearl Harbor and Armageddon helmer said that he is willing to pass on the director’s cap to someone as this will be his last Transformers movie.

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“Transformers, I still have a great time,” he said in an interview with Rolling Stone. “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,” he said. Reminded that he had said this twice before Bay responded, “I know. JJ (Abrams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens director) told me, ‘You’re the only guy that could do this.’ But it’s time to move on. One more.”

Paramount Pictures recently organised sessions with writers to create a new direction for the franchise, with the new script being written by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway along with Ken Nolan.

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Actor Mark Walhberg, who starred in 2014’s Transformers: Age of Extinction, is expected to lead the cast. The new movie is an attempt to create a greater cinematic universe for Transformers.

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