Michael Bay Says Steven Spielberg Asked Him to Stop Making ‘Transformers’ Movies


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Director Michael Bay is known in the industry for being one of the most explosive creatives with a focus on action above all else. Now, the creative has confessed that he received advice from another acclaimed filmmaker like Steven Spielberg to stop making ‘Transformers’ movies, but he couldn’t stop.

Michael Bay’s action films always tend to take adrenaline and explosions to levels that no other creative would dare to, in the past he has presented films like ‘Armageddon’, ‘Pearl Harbor’, and this year he is back in the cinema with ‘Ambulance’, a title with Jake Gyllenhaal and Eiza González.

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Despite the fact that Michael Bay’s name has garnered such a strong fan base, there are also those who disavow everything the director attempts. But with ‘Transformers,’ he managed to create a sci-fi action franchise that appealed to audiences. Almost 15 years after the release of the first film, the filmmaker makes a retrospective of his successful saga.

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I did too many of them [Transformers]. Steven Spielberg said, ‘Just stop at three.’ And I said I would stop. The studio begged me to do a fourth, and then that too made a billion. And then I said I was going to stop here. And they begged me again. I should have stopped. They were fun to do.”

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Currently, the ‘Transformers’ franchise has grossed more than $4.5 billion worldwide, in anticipation of a new installment next year. However, after the withdrawal of Megan Fox and Shia LaBeouf from the sequels, the saga began to have some flaws, according to the actor himself, thanks to the fact that at that time there was a writers’ strike in Hollywood.

Michael Bay and the decline of the ‘Transformers’ franchise

It is that despite the fact that many of the criticisms towards the deliveries of ‘Transformers’ were admitted by the cast and Michael Bay himself, the special effects were up to the task to draw the attention of enough interested parties, and thus guarantee the arrival of a new sequel in the future.

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But despite the fact that the decline of the franchise was evident for Michael Bay, the director admits that in each one he put everything on his part to make it the best it could be: “I am passionate about any film I make, from Pain & Gain to 13 Hours. . I like to go from big to small, you want to leave the same”.

Currently, Michael Bay admits that the sequels after the third part of ‘Transformers’ were a mistake that has harmed his later career, however, with ‘Ambulance’ he hopes to return to his best form. While the Autobots and Decepticons franchise is waiting for ‘Rise of the Beast’, a reboot that will arrive in 2023.

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