After working at the helm of the Transformers movies since 2007, Deadline broke the news that Michael Bay was looking to step down from his role as director after his third sequel in the series, Transformers: Age of Extinction, was largely received with more of a whimper than a bang from critics and fans alike.
However, while promoting his upcoming film about the Benghazi-based action thriller 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, Michael Bay confirmed with Rolling Stone that still he has one last big-budget, action-packed Transformers movie left in him before the king of explosions bids the franchise a final farewell.
While mentally unpacking all of the upcoming projects he has slated for the coming years, including the sequel to 2014's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Bay listed the fifth installment as one of the films on his docket.
"I'm doing Transformers... 5, is it? I've taken on a lot of work."
After seeing the Autobots fight off an army of repurposed Decepticons droids with the help of the Dinobots, I don't really know how Michael Bay and his team plan on topping themselves.
Some people have been suggesting that the fifth movie will finally bring us a cinematic version of the planet-sized Transformer, Unicron, also known as the Lord of Chaos and arch-enemy of the Transformer's creator, Primus. Seeing a bot of this scale would be pretty awesome and a great way for Bay to leave the franchise, but I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
Both Mark Wahlberg and Peter Cullen reportedly plan on reprising their roles in the upcoming movie. Transformers 5 will film this year and is expected to hit theaters in 2017.
Michael Bay's latest film '13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi' will be released on January 15.