In news that is likely to send shivers down the the spine of many a eighties “Transformers” fan, it is confirmed that Michael Bay will be back to direct the fifth instalment of the robots-in-disguise franchise.

The director revealed the news to Rolling Stone when out doing Press for his upcoming Benghazi action thriller “13 Hours,” and that it will be his last:

“Transformers, I still have a great time. It’s fun to do a movie that 100 million people will see. But this is the last one. I have to pass the reins to someone else.”

Paramount recently formed a writers story group to develop the property into sequels and spinoffs, with the next film is being written by “Iron Man” scribes Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, and Ken Nolan who wrote “Black Hawk Down”.

Mark Wahlberg who starred in the fourth entry “Age of Extinction” is expected to return for the currently untitled fifth entry. “Transformers 5” is targeting a Summer 2017 release.

Source: Heat Vision