CelebrityNews:It was long rumored that ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ could be Bay’s last film as director. But it seems that now Mark Wahlberg is also adding to the boat of abandonment, as both have confirmed that it will be his last Transformers movie.
The Transformers franchise is about to be expanded significantly with ‘The Last Knight’. The film will reveal the hidden past of the Autobots on Earth, giving rise to many new stories to tell about alien robots. Stories that, in this occasion, will not count with Michael Bay, director of the saga, nor with Mark Wahlberg, the star signing from Transformers 4.
Wahlberg revealed in a recent interview that ‘The Last Knight’ would be his last film within the franchise. “This is the last one. This is it — so I can get my life back!” said the actor when asked about his future in the saga. It seems that the actor wants to leave the ship now to dedicate himself to new projects. And being part of a mega-franchise is not an easy task.
Just to get in shape for the role of Cade Yeager the actor needed five months of hard physical training, not to mention rehearsing, shooting and promoting the film. Wahlberg, who took over from ShiaLabeouf after his third outing, has been one of the great drivers of the franchise in recent years, but it seems that it is time to make way for new faces.
And he is not the only one who wants to visit more fertile pastures, because of the great ideologist behind Transformers, Michael Bay, also have confirmed rumors that this could be his last film. The successful director of the explosions as a personal signature has revealed that, since each Transformers film takes about two years of preparation, he is tired and wants to dedicate himself to other projects.
“These movies that I’ve done, they are massive movies. They take a lot out of you,” Bay said “I’ve done it enough, and I’ve had a great time doing it. I’m going out with a bang on this one, and I feel like you gotta go out while you’re ahead, you know. I think I’ve had a good run, and I’ve got a lot of other movies I want to do.”
Of course, Bay already said this after making the third film, and again after “Transformers: Age of Extinction”, but it seems now the director is serious. But what other projects does Bay speak? After taking over the first three Transformers films almost without a break, the director had time to do “Pain & Gain” (also with Mark Wahlberg), and the marching tape for the show.
Now, it seems that the filmmaker wants to recover that adult tone for his next projects. “I just read a very bloody hitman movie that was a page turner. That seems like a fun one to do,” he said. “I love doing 13 Hours, I love doing Pain & Gain — I think it’ll be something more serious and more adult, I guess “.