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Michael Bay confirms that he will return to direct Transformers 5

01.04.2016

I'll admit that I'm not the biggest fan of Michael Bay's TRANSFORMERS franchise, but I must be in the minority because those films make some serious money. So far Michael Bay has directed each of the four existing TRANSFORMERS films, the latest being TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, but it wasn't entirely certain whether he'd fill the same role on the fifth installment of the franchise. While speaking to Rolling Stone about his upcoming Benghazi film, 13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI, the director gave an update on his upcoming projects, including a confirmation that he'll be back in the director's chair for TRANSFORMERS 5.

"I'm doing Transformers ... 5, is it?" Bay says, temporarily losing track. He shakes his head. "I've taken on a lot of work."

Even though Bay had previously said that he likely wouldn't return to direct the upcoming fifth installment, I had little doubt that he'd change his mind before the cameras rolled, especially after Mark Wahlberg suspected as much last summer. As I stated up front, Bay's TRANSFORMERS films don't do a whole lot for me, but obviously he's been able to tap into something that people want to see so...hey, no use complaining; however, every time one of these TRANSFORMERS films rolls around, I find myself hoping to see someone other than Michael Bay or one of this look-a-likes taking on the job, if only to see this universe would look were it presented in a different style. I may get my chance, as Bay concluded the interview by saying that "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." Sure it is Michael, sure it is.

13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI is set for a January 15, 2016 release.

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Source: Rolling Stone

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2:51AM on 01/06/2016
Fuck Michael Bay and these disgraceful garbage Transformers movies.
Fuck Michael Bay and these disgraceful garbage Transformers movies.
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6:16PM on 01/05/2016

I am done with this franchise!!

I credit Michael Bay for ruining one of my favorite childhood franchises. I will not see this movie because all the movies, especially the last one really sucked. I'm not a big fan of Michael Bay for most. I find that he loves explosions without providing the viewers with any kind of story that can possibly make sense. And because I don't turn my brain off when I go to the movies, I am not likely to ever see another Michael Bay movie.
I credit Michael Bay for ruining one of my favorite childhood franchises. I will not see this movie because all the movies, especially the last one really sucked. I'm not a big fan of Michael Bay for most. I find that he loves explosions without providing the viewers with any kind of story that can possibly make sense. And because I don't turn my brain off when I go to the movies, I am not likely to ever see another Michael Bay movie.
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10:29AM on 01/05/2016
I'm a huge Bay fan, but no, please no. You can tell in the fourth film he was creatively done with this franchise.
I'm a huge Bay fan, but no, please no. You can tell in the fourth film he was creatively done with this franchise.
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4:23PM on 01/05/2016
What boggles my mind is that he actually fought to get back in the director's chair for 4. He said he was done after the 3rd atrocity, but I think he might actually be addicted.
What boggles my mind is that he actually fought to get back in the director's chair for 4. He said he was done after the 3rd atrocity, but I think he might actually be addicted.
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6:03AM on 01/05/2016
Who would y'all want to direct this, who would realistically do it? Going strictly by the tone of tmnt 2 trailer, I'd say someone like that. Or the jump street guys, though they'd have to turn the cleverness down. I actually think a jump street/transformers would be great
Who would y'all want to direct this, who would realistically do it? Going strictly by the tone of tmnt 2 trailer, I'd say someone like that. Or the jump street guys, though they'd have to turn the cleverness down. I actually think a jump street/transformers would be great
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3:02AM on 01/05/2016

Just give up

He can't even remember how many of them he has made...

enough said.
He can't even remember how many of them he has made...

enough said.
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12:32AM on 01/05/2016
last time he said he was done with Transformers, they rolled in an actual wheelbarrow of money into his office. This time, it was a small swimming pool of money placed in his office. I dont blame the guy. These movies are easy to crank out and make a shit ton of money. He puts almost no effort into these films, leaving his mind to concentrate on projects he actually wants to do (13 Hours, that elephant movie we heard about a while back)
last time he said he was done with Transformers, they rolled in an actual wheelbarrow of money into his office. This time, it was a small swimming pool of money placed in his office. I dont blame the guy. These movies are easy to crank out and make a shit ton of money. He puts almost no effort into these films, leaving his mind to concentrate on projects he actually wants to do (13 Hours, that elephant movie we heard about a while back)
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9:17PM on 01/04/2016
Well, at the least the odd numbered movies (1 and 3) have been decent popcorn flicks, whereas 2 and 4 were massive disappointments. Maybe 5 will be watchable if the trend continues.
Well, at the least the odd numbered movies (1 and 3) have been decent popcorn flicks, whereas 2 and 4 were massive disappointments. Maybe 5 will be watchable if the trend continues.
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4:28PM on 01/05/2016
You were actually able to sit through the third one?? I'm impressed.
You were actually able to sit through the third one?? I'm impressed.
9:05PM on 01/04/2016
sooooooo bad boys 3 is a no go with him? :(
sooooooo bad boys 3 is a no go with him? :(
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9:03PM on 01/04/2016
If there is one franchise that is in need of rebooting, it's this one.
If there is one franchise that is in need of rebooting, it's this one.
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8:55PM on 01/04/2016
I got the last film for Christmas last year and holy cow, I couldn't believe how long it was. The girl and her dumb boyfriend side plot were terrible. As always, the action was great but I wish this next film will be no more than 2 hours. Hopefully this is his last one as I'm much more of a Pain and Gain, The Rock, Bad Boys, 13 hours kind of Bay fan.
I got the last film for Christmas last year and holy cow, I couldn't believe how long it was. The girl and her dumb boyfriend side plot were terrible. As always, the action was great but I wish this next film will be no more than 2 hours. Hopefully this is his last one as I'm much more of a Pain and Gain, The Rock, Bad Boys, 13 hours kind of Bay fan.
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1:17AM on 01/05/2016
Age of Extinction could shave off at least 30 minutes.
Age of Extinction could shave off at least 30 minutes.
8:46PM on 01/04/2016
I can't believe people are watching these films still. They're so over the top nonsensical action with horrible dialogue.
I can't believe people are watching these films still. They're so over the top nonsensical action with horrible dialogue.
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4:30PM on 01/05/2016
It's all China now. In the last one, Chinese banking and brands were all over the US scenes. In the next one, there will probably be a Chairman Mao Autobot
It's all China now. In the last one, Chinese banking and brands were all over the US scenes. In the next one, there will probably be a Chairman Mao Autobot
8:16PM on 01/04/2016
The first Transformers wasn't bad at all. I enjoyed it as a mindless yet slightly funny summer blockbuster. With each sequel, the films become increasingly stupider, more repetitive, and racist beyond measure. Bay sold out along time ago, so seeing him return for the ugh...5th film, isn't a surprising.
The first Transformers wasn't bad at all. I enjoyed it as a mindless yet slightly funny summer blockbuster. With each sequel, the films become increasingly stupider, more repetitive, and racist beyond measure. Bay sold out along time ago, so seeing him return for the ugh...5th film, isn't a surprising.
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8:09PM on 01/04/2016
And in other news - Michael Bay also confirms he'll direct Transformers 38!
And in other news - Michael Bay also confirms he'll direct Transformers 38!
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7:43PM on 01/04/2016
I miss the Michael Bay that directed The Rock, and Bad Boys 2. Those were damn good action movies.
5 films deep into giant robot movies!? You're better than this Mr. Bay!
I miss the Michael Bay that directed The Rock, and Bad Boys 2. Those were damn good action movies.
5 films deep into giant robot movies!? You're better than this Mr. Bay!
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7:03PM on 01/04/2016
He sounds like he couldn't care less. Say what you will about ROTF, but these movies used to define "summer blockbuster" for me. The awesome action plus the perfect music, over the top explosions, it all made for the perfect mindless summer movie. Then Age of Extinction was hands down one of the worst movies I've ever seen. Bay isn't even trying at this point - give this movie to someone who gives a shit.
He sounds like he couldn't care less. Say what you will about ROTF, but these movies used to define "summer blockbuster" for me. The awesome action plus the perfect music, over the top explosions, it all made for the perfect mindless summer movie. Then Age of Extinction was hands down one of the worst movies I've ever seen. Bay isn't even trying at this point - give this movie to someone who gives a shit.
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