Michael Bay holds a very unique position in Hollywood as one of the most famous and recognizable filmmakers with an enviable track record of commercial success, which tends to make largely terrible films. In terms of box office revenue, Bay is the fourth-highest-grossing director in industry history, but out of his fourteen behind-the-camera efforts, The rock is the only one to ever get a fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and it’s still its best film by far, even a quarter of a century later.
Travis Knight Bumblebee Was the first Transformers photo without Bay calling the shots, and he also turned out to be the most acclaimed, while Bad boys for life received better reviews and made more money than the first two installments, although its most recent effort 6 Underground has become one of Netflix’s most popular originals despite being widely criticized by critics.
After first moving away from Autobots and Decepticons after Age of extinction, the 55-year-old returned to The last knight, a move Paramount may have regretted after making half a billion dollars less than its two predecessors and was called the worst Transformers film again.
The series is now being restarted with Creed IISteven Caple Jr. is directing a new story which is currently slated for summer 2022, but insider Daniel Richtman claims Bay wants to be involved to some extent, although Paramount is keeping him at bay. A long time Transformers Producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura has already closed the door on the director’s return almost two years ago, and it’s unclear why he would even want to return to the well once again. But Richtman says the studio doesn’t want him involved and it’s certainly easy to see why.