Michael Bay Admits He Should Have Stopped Making ‘Transformers’ Movies

Michael Bay Admitted He Should Have Stopped Making Transformers movies and that even Steven Spielberg told him where to draw the line.

The Michael Bay Transformers movies have a strange place in movie history. On the one hand, all but the first movies were despised by critics and fans alike. On the other hand, until Transformers: The Last Knight, they were all huge money makers. They also arguably had as much to do with today’s franchise-dominated Hollywood landscape as any comic book movie. And once Michael Bay and his new universe seemed unstoppable.

At the time of release, Michael Bay’s third Transformers movie, Transformers: Dark Of The Moon, earned more than $1.1 billion worldwide. At that point, both Paramount and Bay appeared to be done with the franchise. The director and studio then returned for a fourth film, titled Transformers: Age of Extinction who also made more than $1.1 billion worldwide. Both the studio and director then began planning their own cinematic universe based on the alien robots, with the first spin-off focusing on the character Bumblebee in 1980.

The last knightThe subpar performance at the box office threw a nut in these plans and Michael Bay left the franchise altogether this time. A new movie, called Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, is currently being made with an all-new creative team and is said to be the start of a new trilogy. Looking back, Bay admits he stayed with the franchise for too long.

In a recent interview with Unilad UK, Michael Bay admitted he made too much Transformers movies and even Steven Spielberg told him when he should have stopped but had too much fun making them:

“I’ve made too many. Steven Spielberg said, “Just stop at three.” And I said I’d stop. The studio begged me to do a fourth, and then it made a billion, too. And then I said I’d stop here. And they begged me again. I should have stopped. [But] they were fun to do.”

Here is the summary for the most recent Transformers movie, Bumblebee

On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds shelter in a junkyard in a small California beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), about to turn 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, scarred and broken bones. When Charlie brings him back to life, she soon learns that this is no ordinary yellow VW bug.

Directed by Travis Knight from a script written by Christina Hodson, Bumblebee stars Hailee Steinfeld, Pamela Adlon, John Cena, Stephen Schneider, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Jason Ian Drucker, Kenneth Choi, Ricardo Hoyos, Abby Quinn, Rachel Crow and Grace Dzienny.

Bumblebee is available on Digital, 4K UHD and Blu-ray, while Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will hit theaters on June 9, 2023. Stay tuned for all the latest on the future of the franchise and subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Source: Unilad UK