Humanity may currently be at war with the Transformers, but that won’t stop Michael Bay from making more movies about them. Bay, Hollywood’s king of fast-paced action flicks, explosions, and subwoofers, recently revealed that there are 14 — yes, 14 — more Transformers movies already written. And he’d love to make at least one of them.
“There are 14 stories written,” Bay told MTV of further Transformers projects after June’s upcoming Transformers: The Last Knight. “And there’s good stuff. So, I would like to do one of them, though.”
The multi-billion-dollar Transformers franchise, ruled by Bay since 2007’s Transformers, is currently staring down its fifth film with, clearly, a plan for more on the way. The “14 stories” are the result of a writers’ room back in 2015, headed by Akiva Goldsman for Paramount’s team — Bay, Steven Spielberg, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, and Mark Vahradian — and Hasbro’s CEO, Brian Goldner.
Bay, Goldsman, and their team were joined by an A-list team of writers, including Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), Zak Penn (X2, X-Men: The Last Stand), Jeff Pinkner (The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Lost), Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (Iron Man), Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down), Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Tomb Raider), Christina Hodson (Unforgettable), Lindsey Beer (2020’s Godzilla vs. Kong), and Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari (Ant-Man).
This lengthy list of writers were the ones responsible for any upcoming Transformers movies. So, now you know who to thank or blame, depending on your thoughts for the continuation of the decade-old franchise.
Transformers: The Last Knight premieres in theaters June 23, 2017.