You’d think Marvel and director Michael Bay would go hand in hand, right? Both have failed Ben Affleck miserably, been blamed for the downfall of cinema, and demanded an unnecessary amount of explosions to make their movies watchable. And yet, Bay has steered clear from the recent boom in superhero films.
During an interview with Collider on the set of “Transformers: The Last Knight” published Monday, the director explained that he has zero interest in directing a Marvel flick because nothing can compare to creating a world all your own.
“I really liked ‘Civil War.’ I like a lot of the Marvel movies,” Bay said. “When I saw ‘Iron Man,’ it broke a lot of new ground for me, and it was a great character. Funny, witty, I liked that about it.”
Still, he’d rather stick to directing Mark Wahlberg’s varied “OMG robots are real” expressions in the billion-dollar “Transformers” franchise, which spits out a new installment this summer, than anything Marvel.
“I wouldn’t want to, it’s not my thing,” he stated. “It’s just not my gig.”
According to Collider, Bay also expressed some concerns about the similarities in plots of recent superhero movies, noting that he does “wonder where [superhero movies] are going to go,” because “Batman v Superman” and “Captain America: Civil War” had “almost the same setup.”
“I don’t ever wanna take someone like a third of something or second of something. I gotta do my own thing ... ‘cause the most fun is when a real director creates the world,” Bay said. “You know, you talk to Ridley Scott, one our favorite things to do is to create the world. Steven Spielberg, create the world. That is what it’s about.”
He added, “If I were to do something, I would have to redo it my way.”
On that note, here’s the new trailer for “Transformers: The Last Knight”: