Michael Bay Believes He Will "Pass The Baton" For Future TRANSFORMERS Movies

Michael Bay Believes He Will "Pass The Baton" For Future TRANSFORMERS Movies

Is Michael Bay done with Transformers? The director behind the latest installment, Transformers: Age of Extinction sits down with USA Today and dishes on the future of the Transformers film franchise and his career. Check it out after the jump.

The director of Transformers movies since 2007, Michael Bay's latest Transformers: Age of Extinction has grossed over $1 billion dollars worldwide, the second Transformers film to do so. He is also producing the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot which is out in theaters now. A busy man, Bay spoke with USA Today and brifely touched upon whether he will direct future Transformers installments as well as his future as a filmmaker.

Bay, 49, believes he will pass the baton for future Transformer movies to a new director while he turns his focus elsewhere.

"There's kind of a new chapter, a new direction in movies I want to make," says Bay, who is eyeing a passion project, a documentary on elephant poaching. "I have a lot of stories to tell. And it's about flexing new muscles."

Bay recently extended his contract with Paramount Pictures (the distributor for Transformers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) for another three years, but it is unknown if he will direct another Transformers during that time.

This wouldn't be the first time Bay believed he would stop directing Transformers movies. He previously said the same thing about the third entry in the series, Transformers: Dark of the Moon but later changed his mind and returned for a fourth. Is Michael Bay serious about passing the torch as Transformers director this time? Only time will tell.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is in theaters now in 2D and RealD 3D.

Transformers: Age of Extinction will release on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and digital download on September 30, 2014.
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