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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?
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.