Before Transformers 4 aka “Transformers: Age of Extinction” was in the works, there were rumours that Michael Bay considered to leave the film franchise. But he went ahead and did “Transformers: Age of Extinction” anyway.
Now, 4 Transformers films later, the director may finally be ready to step away from the robots. For real.
In an interview with USA Today, the 49-year-old director hinted that he might pass the baton for future Transformers movies to a new director while he turns his focus elsewhere. He said, “There’s kind of a new chapter, a new direction in movies I want to make.” He also mentioned that he’s currently eyeing a passion project, a documentary on elephant poaching because he feels that he has “a lot of stories to tell”.
Well, we know one other project that he recently worked on which went on to achieve a USD93.7 million global debut over the weekend. Yes, it was “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (TMNT) in which Michael Bay produced.
Perhaps he’ll change his mind about leaving the Transformers film franchise in time to come? In any case, Transformers 5 has already been announced so with or without Michael Bay, it has to happen, although we find it just a tad hard to imagine a Transformers film without Michael Bay’s influence.