Every time he thinks that he's out... they PULL him back in! Not that I'm confusing the Transformers franchise with the esteemed Godfather trilogy, but this is the sentiment Michael Bay recently expressed on the eve(ish) of the release of his fifth Transformers movie, The Last Knight. You see, Bay always says the one that he's working on is his last. And as time has told, it never has been. Now, the director's saying once again:
Michael Bay posted this statement to his official Web site, primarily because we expect Transformers: The Last Knight to show off new footage with a splashy Super Bowl spot on Sunday. Heck, the trailer might even drop sooner than the Big Game. Paramount's own Ghost in the Shell surprised fans with an early tease, so we can hope that Bay pulls a similar magic trick.
In the statement, Michael Bay also spoke candidly about the Writers' Room that Paramount pulled together to shape the history, and the future, of the Transformers franchise. For those who don't recall, the studio gathered a team of creative types to map out a strategy for multiple Transformers movies, which might also include spinoffs for popular Transformers characters like Bumblebee. Of the room, Michael Bay noted:
That scope was hinted at in the movie's first trailer, which I will drop on the next page. But before then, do we really think this will be Bay's last Transformers movie? I doubt it. The filmmaker is finding time to work in side projects like Pain & Gain and 13 Hours, while returning to the Transformers series when possible. If he doesn't direct the NEXT film (and I think the series could benefit from fresh blood), he'll likely return for some Transformers movie down the line.
Transformers: The Last Knight opens in theaters on June 23, 2017. Click to the next page to see the film's full trailer.
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