Although the Transformers franchise is entering its fourth iteration, Paramount are confident you aren't fed up with the pyro-filled action extravaganzas just yet. Michael Bay has just confirmed that [Transformers: Age of Extinction](movie:206531) will be the first movie in a new trilogy of Transformers films.
We always knew this was a likelihood, but now director Michael Bay has reminded us of, and reconfirmed, this fact. While discussing Transformers 4 with Entertainment Weekly, Bay explained:
It’s kind of like a new Transformers. We had three, the first trilogy, and this is going to be the next one.
What is unclear is the extent of Bay's involvement in this new second trilogy. Originally, Bay expected to only direct three Transformers movies, with his tenure ending after Transformers: Dark of the Moon. However, he was seemingly persuaded to return in order to kick-start the new trilogy. From the sounds of things, he's still unsure if he'll also be helming [Transformers 5](movie:1325503), although there certainly is a possibility.
Personally, I think six Transformers movies is a little bit over-the-top, but then again 'over-the-top' basically defines the entire franchise. I guess as long as they keep providing cream, Paramount will be wanting to milk these movie cash cows.
What do you think? Are there still interesting places for the series to go? Are there any characters or storylines you'd like to see in [Transformers 5](movie:1325503) and 6? Let us know below.