Transformers: Age of Extinction generated vast sums of money at the box-office this summer, but it also left behind a great degree of doubt regarding a particular figure who is important to the franchise at large. Michael Bay was grudgingly brought back to the fourth Transformers feature and when the credits ended, there was a certain degree of speculation on whether he would return to the fifth Transformers film, which is a ways away. Anyway, Cinema Blend caught up with the voice of Optimus Prime, Peter Cullen, and he spoke on his experience working with the “distinguished” director.
“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. “
With Bay’s future at the helm of the franchise in doubt, Cullen wasted no time voicing his support of the idea of Bay coming back for one more round of giant robots, state-of-the-art visual and sound effects, and endless explosions everywhere!
“Michael if you’re [reading] this, I certainly hope you are coming back.”
It comes as no surprise that the voice behind the face of the franchise would stick by his boss in good times and bad, but the decision for Bay to return is undoubtedly Bay himself.