Michael Bay Re-Confirms Plans To Pass Transformers Franchise On To A New Director

Speaking to USA TodayTransformers director Michael Bay has once again said that Transformers: Age of Extinction will be the last installment of the franchise that he directs.

Bay says he's ready to move onto new things.

"There's kind of a new chapter, a new direction in movies I want to make," says Bay. "I have a lot of stories to tell. And it's about flexing new muscles."

Early last year, Bay said much the same, implying that the fourth film would take the franchise in a new direction for a new trilogy, but that he wouldn't be sticking around to see the whole thing through.

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Of course, given how much money Age of Extinction has made - more than $1 billion worldwide - Paramount may go out of their way to try to change Bay's mind.