Yahoo! News has reported that Michael Bay is done with the Transformers franchise.
Here’s the quote that really stood out/surprised me/made me wonder if he’s ever seen any of his own movies: “I need to do something totally divergent, something without any explosions.” The dateline for this article is June 18, so this is not an April Fool’s gag.
He added that if the Transformers franchise goes to a third film, they’ll have to find another director.
“It’s easy to go shoot an art movie in a winery in the South of France,” Bay said. “But people have no idea how hard it is to create something like Transformers. They (the critics) review me before they’ve even seen the movie.”