Michael Bay May Direct Another Transformers

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Michael Bay, who is working on a Benghazi movie called 13 Hours, will tentatively return to the multi-billion-dollar-grossing movie franchise based on the Reagan-era toy line. While speaking with Collider, Transformers 4 star Mark Wahlberg said that Bay is going to direct Transformers 5:

Collider:  Do you have any update on the status of Transformers 5? Have you heard anything about what’s going on? 

Wahlberg:  I don’t. Just that Akiva [Goldsman] and those guys are starting to write and break stories, and stuff like that. But [Michael] Bay is in Malta shooting Benghazi, and I’m in New Orleans shooting Deepwater. We’ll get together when he gets back. 

Do you think he’ll still ultimately direct it? 

Wahlberg:  Yes.

There’s not much room for ambiguity in Wahlberg’s terse reply, but we’ll see what happens when the script — “script” — for Transformers 5 is finished.