'Transformers: The Last Knight': Mark Wahlberg Will Exit Franchise

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Thus with Transformers: The Last Knight upon us-the fifth in the Bayformers saga-the auteur behind the world's most famous helicopters-at-sunset iconography has something to say: he's out.

Academy Award and Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Mark Wahlberg, who entered the franchise with the 2014 film "Transformers: Age of Extinction", is exciting following "Transformers 5". "I look like my mum in the 70s - it's just really bad!" It's something not every director would have enough money to pull off, but the Transformers films have made enough cash over the years that Bay is being allowed to go out with a bang. Maybe that buzz will change with The Last Knight and Wahlberg (and Bay) will leave with their heads held high and praise for their latest adventure - but until critics and general audiences get a chance to see the film, that possibility remains uncertain. "They take a lot out of you", said Bay on the subject of stepping away from the franchise. As producer and director for all five of the films - including the new Transformers: The Last Knight - it's been his creative vision that has shaped the $1.5 billion franchise. "Transformers: The Last Knight" reaches United States cinemas next week on June 21.

To save the world, Wahlberg's character Cade Yeager forms an alliance with Transformer Bumblebee and Haddock's Oxford University professor Viviane Wembly to learn the secrets of why the Transformers keep returning to Earth. Assuming Wahlberg's comments can be taken at face-value, that means that the franchise will be introducing its third human protagonist, in Transformers 6.

There comes a moment in everyone's life when we are called upon to make a difference. In addition, a variety of spin-offs, including one set to feature Bumblebee in the 80s, will be hitting theaters in the near future.

Transformers: The Last Knight is directed by Michael Bay. Heroes will become villains.

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