Peter Cullen

Optimus Prime Actor Wants Michael Bay to Direct ‘Transformers 5’

Optimus Prime Actor Wants Michael Bay to Direct ‘Transformers 5’

Back in June, Paramount Pictures revealed that Transformers 5 is currently set for a 2016 release, even though no screenwriter or director have been confirmed yet. Transformers filmmaker Michael Bay, whose last offering Transformers: Age of Extinction is the only 2014 movie to crack $1 billion worldwide so far, revealed in August that he doesn't want to direct the next sequel, even though producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura is still trying to keep him at the helm.

Of course, this scenario isn't new to fans who have been following the franchise since its inception. Michael Bay stated several times that Transformers: Dark of the Moon would be his last Transformers movie, but he ended up coming back to the helm for this summer's Transformers: Age of Extinction.

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EXCLUSIVE: Peter Cullen Talks ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ Blu-ray

Transformers: Dark of the Moon took movie theaters by storm this summer, earning over $1.1 billion at the box office worldwide. Like the first two movies before it, Shia LaBeouf is certainly the face of the franchise, but Peter Cullen is undoubtedly the voice. The actor lends his legendary vox to Optimus Prime in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, which hits the shelves on Blu-ray and DVD today, September 30.

I recently had the chance to speak with Peter Cullen over the phone about Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and here's what he had to say below.

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