Back in September of last year, Deadline had reported that Michael Bay might step back in the director's chair for the fifth installment of the Transformers movie franchise.
Talking to Rolling Stone about the his new movie, 13 Hours, which centers around the Bengazi attacks, Bay lists the plethora of projects he's juggling, but does indeed confirm he'll direct the next Transformers.
"I'm doing Transformers ... 5, is it?" Bay said, seemingly losing count at where the Transformers movies are now. "I've taken on a lot of work."
Right now, in addition to 13 Hours, Bay is working on post-production on the next Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (which Bay also confirmed will feature Krang as a villain), which he's producing and is due in 2016, and pre-production for the next Transformers, which is slated for 2017.
The previous Transformer movie, Transformers: Age of Extinction, grossed $245M domestically, and went to make over $1 billion worldwide.