5 Jan – Michael Bay confirms that he will return for the upcoming "Transformers 5" movie that's slated for a summer 2017 release.
The 50-year-old is currently promoting his latest action thriller, "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi" where he confirmed his involvement in the fifth installment to Rolling Stone magazine.
Paramount apparently held a meeting with writers to create a new story for the franchise, which involved Art Marcum & Matt Holloway ("Iron Man") and Ken Nolan ("Black Hawk Down").
This new movie is expected to take a twist as it attempts to create a greater cinematic universe for "Transformers".
2014's "Transformers: Age of Extinction" was a reboot of the previous trilogy that starred Shia LaBeouf as the lead. Now, Mark Wahlberg will be the only actor from "Age of Extinction" to continue his role in the upcoming fifth movie with other details yet to be revealed.
Despite losing LaBeouf, "Transformers: Age of Extinction" grossed more than US$1 billion worldwide.
"Transformers, I still have a great time. It's fun to do a movie that 100 million people will see. But this is the last one. I have to pass the reins to someone else," Bay tells Rolling Stone.
His latest film, "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi" will hit cinemas in Malaysia on 17 January, Singapore on 18 February, and Cambodia on 25 January of this year.
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