TRANSFORMERS Producer Confirms That Michael Bay Is Done Directing Franchise
Michael Bay directed the first five Transformers movies alongside producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, and while di Bonaventura will be back for the untitled Transformers 6 movie that is currently in development, he says we should definitely count Bay out.
/Film recently asked di Bonaventura if they were looking for new directors for the upcoming film, or if they were holding out some hope that Bay could be back, and he replied:
I think Bay has made it really clear that he loved what he did and he’s not doing anymore. So I think the answer is we’re writing a script. At that point, once we get script we have a strong belief in, then we’ll begin to debate that. Michael’s made it really clear that he didn’t want to do it. I don’t blame him. He spent a hell of a lot, a decade of his life, shooting them.
So it sounds like it was an amicable parting of ways, and is pretty definite. And as far as storyline goes, they also asked di Bonaventura if the next script will pick up where 2017’s Transformers: The Last Knight left off, and he answered with a solid, “No.”
So at least we know where the franchise stands. It will be interesting to see a Transformers movie come out without the backing and signature style of Michael Bay. I think he had a fun and interesting take on it all when it started, but people are ready for some new blood in the game. Travis Knight did a fantastic job with Bumblebee, and that movie did so well with fans. It will be fun to see what other stories we get from the franchise in the future.
Who would you like to see direct the next Transformers movie?