Michael Bay has sat down with Rolling Stone to discuss his new film 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi. In the interview, he's casually dropped the info that he is indeed returning for the fifth Transformers film; whether you care or not, well, that's entirely up to you. At this point, it'd probably be weird if anyone else took the reins, so have at it, Mike.
"I'm doing Transformers ... 5, is it?"
That certainly provides a lot of confidence as to Bay's enthusiasm for the franchise (but if you actually had any confidence left after the first four outings of the Transformers series, well... Lord have mercy on your soul). He also mentions how this is definitely going to be his last one, even though he's said that at least twice before. Additionally, for fans of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, during Bay's interview he had a video chat with some of the guys from Industrial Light & Magic and discussed the SFX for... SPOILERS... ...Krang! The FX guy asks if the design of the monster looks too "monster-ish", even after his classic tentacles have been "eliminated", to which Bay replies;
"He could have some tentacles... I just don't want them coming out of the side. He looks like a stupid octopus."
The first time you read that, as a fan of TMNT, it might rub you up the wrong way. But read it again and you'll notice that he doesn't want Krang to look like a stupid octopus, guys! Either way, it'll be cool to see Krang on-screen, even in this watered-down CGI-fest of an adaptation. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows is released on 3 June 2016. Transformers 5 is currently scheduled for a 2017 release.
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