Now this comes as a surprise considering the critical mauling the last Transformers received as the legendary Peter Cullen has expressed his desire for Bay to direct the next Transformers movie.
Cullen – who voices Optimus Prime –recently spoke about his experiences working on the Transformers film franchise and spoke about Bay’s comments that the last installment was to be his last, with his intention to leave the franchise.
Cullen expressed that he would miss Michael Bay if he decides to leave the franchise. Here is what he had to say on a potential Bay departure: “I have a great deal of respect for him. He generates a great deal of excitement and energy. He’s really a hands-on director.
“My son is a stunt man and worked in Chicago doing a lot of the driving sequences… he said he’s a very, very diligent, hands-on guy. He creates a great deal of energy and puts everybody on their toes.
“I would certainly miss him. I think he’s brilliant, his mind is unbelievable. Michael if you’re [reading] this, I certainly hope you are coming back.”
Despite the outcome, Cullen will be sticking with the franchise in the near future. When asked if he has any tidbits of information on what to expect from the fifth film, this was his response: “It would be very difficult me to express any of the future on Transformers, but certainly the excitement that it’s generated of where it could possibly go is up to anybody to figure out. I don’t have access to any of that information.”
The fourth film in the series, “Transformers: Age Of Extinction,” is scheduled to hit Blu Ray/DVD next Tuesday.
Source: Dark Horizons