Michael Bay Confirms He Will Direct Transformers 5

Michael Bay will direct Transformers 5

Despite previously casting doubt on his involvement, like he has for each of the other sequels as well, director Michael Bay confirmed in a new profile at Rolling Stone that he will return for the upcoming Transformers 5 for a summer 2017 release.

“I’m doing Transformers … 5, is it?” Bay tells the outlet. “J.J. [Abrams] told me, ‘You’re the only guy that could do this.’ But it’s time to move on. One more.”

Rolling Stone was also present in Bay’s Santa Monica office when he took a video call with visual effects supervisors at ILM, who showed him “an underwater rendering of a crash-landed alien spaceship, then a new dump-truck Transformer with a cloak” for the new film, which Bay apparently was dissatisfied with in their current form.

Also shown in this video call, a potential spoiler, was the reveal that the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows will feature the cinematic debut of the villain Krang.

“He could have some tentacles,” Bay tells the ILM staff after seeing a render of the character. “I just don’t want them coming out of the side. He looks like a stupid octopus.”

Transformers 5 is set to be written by Iron Man scribes Art Marcum & Matt Holloway and Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down) with Transformers: Age of Extinction star Mark Wahlberg also returning for the film. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows will debut in theaters on June 3.