According to longtime Transformers director Michael Bay, there’s 14 more movies in the franchise on the way including the spinoffs, and he’s interested in making one of those spinoffs. Now, before we shake our heads in (not so surprised) disbelief, let’s just get one thing out of the way first. Transformers: The Last Knight is supposed to be Bay’s last film in the franchise. At least that’s what he’s said. Remember, he previously told the press that for Transformers: Dark of the Moon. So it doesn’t come as a shock when he also says he’d like to do one of the spinoffs.
Secondly, 14 more Transformers films was not unexpected. At least not when Bay, Akvia Goldsman, and Steven Spielberggathered a group of writers to pitch ideas to expand the franchise into a shared universe. More on the story below.
Paramount has released the newest trailer for Michael Bay‘s Transformers: The Last Knight. The film is the fifth installment of the franchise. It is also the fifth and final Transformers film to be directed by Bay, who has been with the franchise since 2007.
Not to anyone’s surprise, but there is hardly anything resembling a story in this trailer, and there probably won’t be one in the film. There will, however, be plenty of Bayhem, with a few characters returning to the series plus one more new one that isn’t afraid of these mechanical creatures, no matter the size difference. Check out the trailer below.
Michael Bay has somewhat of a reputation for not committing to ending his tenure as a Transformers director. In fact, he has been on the fence about it before. But with Transformers: The Last Knight hitting theaters this summer, it appears that this will, in fact be Bay’s last Transformers film. The director recently took to his personal website to post a letter to all of his fans, confirming that he will be leaving the Transformers franchise after The Last Knight.
Like it or not, we are going to get yet another installment in the Transformers franchise. The films have been a rather lucrative hit for Paramount, so it’s easy to see why the studio may want to continue to breathe life into it. However, with Michael Bay saying that the latest movie would be his last as a director, Transformers 5 would need to start shooting soon so that it can meet its summer 2017 release.
Now, the franchise’s official Instagram has confirmed that the film will indeed start lensing very soon and have even revealed the new subtitle for the fourth sequel. Check out what it is below.