Michael Bay has confirmed he will be returning to the director’s chair for the fifth “Transformers” film at Paramount Pictures.
Out doing press for the Benghazi action thriller “13 Hours,” Bay confirmed to Rolling Stone that he will direct the new installment and that this is his last: “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.”
Paramount recently held sessions with writers to create new sequels and spin-offs for the franchise, with the immediate next film being written by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (“Iron Man”) and Ken Nolan (“Black Hawk Down”).
Mark Walhberg, who starred in “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” is expected to return and the film is targeting a Summer 2017 release.
Source: Heat Vision