Michael Bay Wants To Direct Transformers Spinoff Movie, Surprises No One

The Last Knight director Michael Bay has teased his desire to helm a Transformers spinoff movie for Paramount, surprising exactly no one.

A quick glance into the We Got This Covered archives will tell you that, when it comes to Transformers, Michael Bay tends to change his mind – a lot.

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As far back as 2007, the filmmaker has been weighing up the idea of departing Paramount’s franchise altogether, only to walk back comments and return for another installment. The same was true after the release of Revenge of the Fallen, when Bay stated: “after the three and a half years I’ve spent making these movies, I’ve had enough of the Transformers world.” Turns out those comments were taken slightly out of context, and the rest is history – Michael Bay not only helmed Dark of the Moon, but would go on to direct Age of Extinction and the upcoming Transformers: The Last Knight.

Set to launch in June of this year, the filmmaker has consistently claimed that The Last Knight really will go down as his final entry into the series – heck, if you’ve clocked eyes on yesterday’s IMAX featurette, you’ll know that Bay wants to go out with a bang. But with a staggering 14 Transformers stories gestating in various stages of development over at Paramount, the director now refuses to rule out the possibility of circling back for another adventure involving those iconic robots in disguise.

MTV (via /Film) caught up with Bay in anticipation of The Last Knight, where he told the outlet straight up that, “I would like to do one of them though. A Transformers spinoff.” To his credit, Michael Bay has been a big advocate of Paramount’s decision to established a writers room to help future-proof the series, so there’s every chance that the filmmaker already has his eye on one of those 14 pitches.

Transformers: The Last Knight, meanwhile, will bow in theaters on June 23rd.


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