Poor Michael Bay is doomed to direct Transformers movies for the rest of his career, punishment for bombarding audiences with explosion after explosion for the past 10+ years. While doing promotion for 13 Hours, the director said that he’s going to do just one more Transformers movie; his last one, he swears.

“Transformers, I still have a great time,” Bay said in an interview with Rolling Stone. “It’s fun to do a movie that 100 million people will see. But this is the last one. I have to pass the reins to someone else.”

Who would want the unenviable task of following up on Bay’s masterpieces? Kidding. The director has been involved with the Transformers franchise for so long that he’s actually done a reboot on his own movies, which to me proves how lost he feels. Even still, he can’t quite seem to quit the Autotbots and Decepticons.

Paramount has some grand plans for the Transformers universe, so whatever Bay has brewing will probably lead up to crossovers, spinoffs and future iterations of the franchise. There are only so many robots you can blow up, but Bay still has more to show.

No official Transformers 5 release date has been revealed, but I’m not even sure all that many people are anxious to see another one. I guess when the films continue to gross billions of dollars then there’s no reason not to continue. Bay has said before that he wanted to step away from the Transformers franchise, so who knows if the fifth film will be his last.