The future of movies is, among other things, extremely exhausting.
We’ve got another trilogy’s worth of Fast and Furious movies, not two but four more Fantastic Beasts installments, the ongoing myth of James Cameron’s Avatar sequels, and now, inexplicably, an endless string of Transformers movies that will outlive us all.
Transformers: The Last Knight, releasing in June, is currently set to be the last film directed by Bay, but he told MTV News that he has 14 more stories written.
In the interview, Bay also describes the upcoming standalone Bumblebee movie and Shia LaBeouf’s recent arrest before dropping the “14 stories written” reveal.
Now, stories doesn’t means scripts or even outlines — it could be as simple as ideas on a napkin, but still, 14 of them. If the studio cranks out one of those every two years, many of us will be near retirement age by the time the last one comes out. By that time, we may have invented real Transformers.
“And there’s good stuff,” Bay adds, noting that he’d like to direct a future Transformers movie.
The Transformers franchise has earned nearly $4 billion worldwide, so he might have a point there.