Michael Bay claims he’s done with Transformers again, but this time so does Mark Wahlberg


Stop us if you’ve heard this before, but director Michael Bay claims that the latest Transformers movie, this week’s The Last Knight, will be his last in the series.

It’s a claim Bay has made twice before in the past, claiming as much with the release of both trilogy closer Dark of the Moon and 2014’s would-be reboot Age of Extinction. This time around, the Armageddon helmer suggests he is certain of his withdrawal – stating a desire to explore another “more adult” drama such as 13 Hours or Pain & Gain.

“These movies that I’ve done, they are massive movies,” he told Fandango. “They take a lot out of you. I’ve done it enough, and I’ve had a great time doing it. I’m going out with a bang on this one, and I feel like you gotta go out while you’re ahead, you know. I think I’ve had a good run, and I’ve got a lot of other movies I want to do.”

He continues: “I just read a very bloody hit man movie that was a page turner. That seems like a fun one to do. I love doing 13 Hours, I love doing Pain & Gain – I think it’ll be something more serious and more adult, I guess.”

Star Mark Wahlberg meanwhile has revealed that he’ll be jumping ship after this latest chapter, using an appearance on The Graham Norton Show to declare: “It’s the last one so I get my life back.” Amusingly, Wahlberg also took the time to complain about having spent five months training to get in shape, only to be saddled with a hairstyle he calls “the worst thing ever. I look like my mum in the ’70s – it’s just really bad.”

Next in the Transformers series is Travis Knight’s Bumblebee spin-off, set in the 1980s, with a sixth instalment reportedly targeting a Summer 2019 release. No word yet on who’ll direct, but Cybertron and Ancient Rome have been suggested as settings.

Source: Fandango


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