‘Transformers 5’ News: Are Michael Bay, Mark Wahlberg Set To Return?

David Cornell

The latest Transformers 5 news might not be the best for critics. It seems that the man behind the explosions and often inappropriate humor could be back to reprise his past role in time for the Transformers 5 release date.

Michael Bay has had a rather unfortunate history with critics, who have slammed his efforts ever since the infamous Revenge of the Fallen showed us what happens when you have to rush a big-budget film. Bay has since apologized for that film, and rumors had been flying that he was going to apologize for Armageddon as well. Those rumors were shot down.

Having had box office successes from nearly every film he’s ever made, Michael Bay’s only antagonists in filmmaking seem to be the critics themselves. Former star Shia LaBeouf also took a crack at him, but so did Megan Fox, and she later starred in his production of the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot.

Much as Peter Cullen, the iconic voice of Optimus Prime, reportedly wanted, this Transformers 5 news is pointing to Michael Bay being back as director. Various members of the staff in charge have been mentioning him more and more recently, with Enstarz pointing out how they are preparing everything for his return.

It was Mark Wahlberg, who could be returning to reprise his role of Cade Yeager, who gave a quote strongly hinting at Bay’s return.

“Akiva [Goldsman] and those guys are starting to write and break stories, and stuff like that. But Bay is in Malta shooting Benghazi, and I’m in New Orleans shooting Deepwater. We’ll get together when he gets back.”

The next film, reportedly being split into two parts, will revolve around Optimus facing the Quintessons with help from his second-in-command Ultra Magnus. This might begin a chain of events leading to the eventual confrontation with Unicron, the planet-devouring father of the Decepticons. Many fans have been waiting a long time for the possibility of this Transformers 5 news, or whatever sequel Unicron might appear in.

The focus on a space-based storyline could mean a distinct two-setting film, based on Earth as well as space if Cade Yeager is part of it once more. We can only wait and see if the two settings will be connected in one movie, or the reason for the split into two films (to avoid confusion).

The action movie series that the critics still love to hate could be reunited with the reason they hate it. What do you think of this latest Transformers 5 news?

[Image via Paramount Pictures / Gospel Herald]