When it was announced that the Transformers movie franchise was bringing us a fourth instalment, following the financial success of the third movie Transformers: Dark of the Moon, which managed to gross $352m at the US box office, while totalling $1.12bn worldwide, there were many fans who were disappointed, eager for the franchise to end these poor films.
However, when it was then revealed that Michael Bay had decided not to return for Transformers 4, with Shia LaBeouf also leaving the franchise, fans were hopeful that they could finally get a decent Transformers movie. Unfortunately though, while the cast of the movie did change, Michael Bay had a change of heart and decided to direct the fourth instalment, which was titled Transformers: Age of Extinction.
With Shia LaBeouf exiting the Transformers franchise, a new lead man was needed and there was a mixed reaction when it was announced that Mark Wahlberg had been cast in the lead role for Transformers: Age of Extinction. Again though, the fans were left disappointed with the movie, although it still went on to make a lot of money, taking $244m in the US, which went towards the $1.07bn worldwide.
With Transformers: Age of Extinction once again proving a financial success, there will no doubt be a Transformers 5 film made. Once again Michael Bay has insisted that he will not direct Transformers 5, which will give a new director the chance to make a Transformers movie to please the fans, although it looks like he will need to find a new cast.
Many expected that Mark Wahlberg would reprise his role for Transformers 5, following the success of Transformers: Age of Extinction, but it has now been reported that the actor has decided not to take up the option to return for the next instalment. That means we will get yet another new leading man in the Transformers franchise, or could we see Shia LaBeouf return?
Who would you like to see starring in Transformer 5?