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At one point, Michael Bay ('Transformers 1-3', 'Bad Boys') had said that he would not direct another 'Transformers' movie. But like those of certain professional athletes, Bay's retirement from the franchise was short-lived. Sources now indicate that Bay is in final negotiations to direct 'Transformers 4,' to be referred to henceforth in this article as 'Trans4mers.' Paramount is apparently using a project Bay has been eying for a long time, 'Pain and Gain,' as tit-for-tat leverage to get him to return to the shape-shifting robot series. One insider claims the deal could be closed as early as next week. The plot details for 'Trans4mers' have not been revealed, but it appears the only relative certainty is that it will not be a prequel. If the deal is finalized, as those close to the situation are optimistic will occur, Bay will most likely begin shooting 'Pain and Gain' as early as Spring before starting 'Trans4mers'in late 2012.
Part of me wants to be upset that Bay is returning to the 'Transformers' franchise. The last two movies managed varying degrees of awful and I have no interest in seeing Bay drive another installment into the ground. But honesty, I don't know as we need another 'Transformers' movie at all regardless of who is sitting in the director's chair. Has the well not run dry on these films? Isn't there only so much one can do with transforming robots from outer space? In the interest of full disclosure, I will admit that I don't count myself an avid fan of either the toy line or the cartoon series so maybe I'm not the right person to assess the necessity for another film. But I would suspect that even fans of the source material cannot be terribly thrilled that Bay is returning to the film franchise.
'Transformers' fans, sound off. Do you want to see another film? Are you happy Bay is back behind the camera?