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Michael Bay: Steven Spielberg asked me to stop at three "Transformers" movies

Writer: Heidi Hsia

Michael Bay says that "Transformers" films are so much fun to make!
Michael Bay says that "Transformers" films are so much fun to make!

1 Apr – Did you know that "Transformers" executive producer Steven Spielberg had originally wanted only three "Transformers" movies?

That was what director Michael Bay shared in an interview with Unilad UK recently while promoting his new movie, "Ambulance", acknowledging that he made too many movies from that franchise.


"Steven Spielberg said, 'Just stop at three'. And I said I'd stop. The studio begged me to do a fourth, and then that made a billion too. And then I said I'm gonna stop here. And they begged me again," he said.

Bay continued, "I should have stopped. [But] they were fun to do."

Each Willis member family, including Demi Moore, shared the news on their social media
Steven Spielberg was the executive producer of "Transformers"

The first "Transformers" live-action film, which was released in 2007, received praises from critics and audiences alike, making USD 709.7 million at the box office worldwide. He went on to make "Revenge of the Fallen" (2009) and "Dark of the Moon" (2011), which had mixed receptions.

Bay then decided to continue the franchise with "Age of Extinction" (2014), and "The Last Knight" (2017), which received mostly negative reviews. The total combined from all the movies were around USD 4 billion.

Although Bay no longer directs the subsequent movies, he still produces Travis Knight's "Bumblebee" (2018), and the upcoming Steven Caple Jr.'s "Rise of the Beasts", to be released in 2023.

Michael Bay produced the 2018 film, "Bumblebee"
Michael Bay produced the 2018 film, "Bumblebee"

Cinema Online, 01 April 2022


Related Movies:
Transformers: Rise Of The Beasts (08 Jun 2023)
Bumblebee (20 Dec 2018)
Transformers: The Last Knight (22 Jun 2017)
Transformers: Age Of Extinction (26 Jun 2014)
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (29 Jun 2011)
TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN (24 Jun 2009)
TRANSFORMERS (28 Jun 2007)

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