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Michael Bay Says He'll Hand Off 'Transformers 5' To Another Director

  • By Edward Davis
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  • August 11, 2014 12:56 PM
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Transformers: Age of Extinction
Asked what’s next for the “Transformers ” franchise literally a few hours after he finished “Transformers: Age of Exctinction,” Michael Bay quipped half-seriously, “there’s a lot that’s unexplored, but that’s for the next director to figure out.” He added “they’re hard movies to do and it takes every day for two years. They’re fun, but they’re hard.” Bay has talked about a potential handoff in the past, saying he’d oversee a new cast and some pre-production, and then split. But it seems he meant it this time.

Discuss: Will Summer 2016 Outshine & Outpace The Once Mythical Summer 2015?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 27, 2014 2:21 PM
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Summer 2016
It wasn’t that long ago when people were writing premonitions, pre-nostalgic anticipations and “whoa, look out” warning pieces about the massive pile-up of gigantic blockbusters heading for the summer of 2015. That's still true to a degree, but the landscape has shifted and 2016 is looking bigger, brighter and scarier.

Paramount Sets 'Transformers 5,' 'GI Joe 3,' 'Hansel And Gretel 2' And 'Star Trek 3' For 2016

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 18, 2014 2:14 PM
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Star Trek 3, GI Joe 3, Transformers 5 Coming In 2016
"Well, they’ve talked about doing more," Mark Wahlberg told HitFix about possible future "Transformers" films. "When you make a deal on a movie like this, they’re definitely going to want to negotiate those things in advance." And while he's being cagey, he's also correct that these days, studios want to tie down their franchise actors. And let's not forget that last year, Wahlberg was a bit more definitive about his role in the series saying, "I definitely had to sign up for three." Of course, Paramount is banking on audiences showing up, and clearly they're confident they will.

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