Michael Bay Swears Up And Down He’s Done With The TRANSFORMERS Franchise

We've heard this one before, sir.

In a new interview with Fandango, Transformers director and noted Lambo enthusiast Michael Bay swears up and down that he's totally done with the Transformers franchise. For reals this time. No, seriously, you guys, he means it.

Says Bay (as quoted by The Playlist):

“These movies that I’ve done, they are massive movies. They take a lot out of you. 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.”

We've heard this exact thing from Bay on more than one occasion, so he'll have to forgive us if we report this news with a healthy dose of side-eye. Of course Bay has other movies he'd like to do (and, lest we forget: Pain And Gain proves Bay can deliver when handed the right script), but something about these big-ass, angry robots seems to keep him enthralled. If he kept making them for the rest of his life, we wouldn't be surprised.

Then again, maybe he really means it this time. Maybe he'll hand the keys over to someone else and walk away forever (presumably in slo-mo, while wearing a leather jacket, and with a gigantic explosion happening just behind him). Maybe not. All we can do now is wait, and hope for the best.

Transformers: The Last Knight arrives in theaters on June 21st. That's this weekend, folks. Be safe out there.