By Megan McGuire


After months of speculation, Michael Bay has confirmed he will return to direct the fifth “Transformers” movie. Bay announced the news to Rolling Stone while he promoted his most recent film “13 Hours,” based on the true events during the Benghazi attack.


Bay directed the last four installments of “Transformers” including the most recent, “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” which grossed $1 billion worldwide. It was the first film in the series without Shia Labeouf and added stars like Mark Wahlberg, Jack Reynor, and Nicola Peltz.


So far, Wahlberg is the only confirmed cast member expected to reprise his role from “Age of Extinction.” The rest of the film details are tightly under wraps.


Paramount announced this spring it would assemble writers to build a new and improved “Transformers” universe, including spinoffs and more films in the series. The studio recently tapped Art Marcum and Matt Holloway from “Iron Man” and Ken Nolan of “Black Hawk Down” to write the script.


Bay will not only direct but also serve as executive producer for “Transformers 5,” just as he has done for the whole “Transformers” series.

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