With just a couple more days before the release of the highly anticipated "Transformers: The Last Knight," it came as a surprise when the two main men of the franchise announced their departure from the multi-million dollar title. The film is set to hit theaters this June 21 and ahead of its release, director Michael Bay and actor Mark Wahlberg have already bid their goodbyes to the franchise.

For Bay, he admitted that such large franchisees really take a toll on a director and that he's interested in making other films as well.

As for Wahlberg, it seems that he shares the same sentiments as Bay, as he recently commented that it does take a huge chunk of his schedule to make such a big film like "Transformers 5."

Michael Bay on the 'Transformers' films

In a recent interview with Fandango, Michael Bay admitted that "Transformers: The Last Knight" will be his final film in the franchise. The 52-year old director admitted that the movies in the franchise are "massive movies" that "take a lot out of you." While he said he truly enjoyed working on the

While he said he truly enjoyed working on the "Transformers" universe, he also felt like he needed to do other movies as well.

When asked what type of films he'd like to do post-"Transformers 5," he said that he wanted to do "something more serious and more adult." Star Mark Wahlberg may share his sentiments as well.

Mark Wahlberg leaving the franchise after 'Transformers 5'

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." "The Last Knight" star was recently on "The Graham Norton Show" to promote the film when he commented that "It's the last one so I get my life back!"

As per Digital Spy, the actor talked about the time and effort that he put into making the film, admitting that it took him five months to get in shape for the role. Additionally, he had to sport long hair, which he wasn't a big fan of.

Future of 'Transformers' franchise

Paramount Pictures doesn't seem to be worried about the departure of both Michael Bay and Mark Wahlberg from "Transformers: The Last Knight." In fact, they've already announced what the future of the franchise looks like, and it is set to include a yet untitled sixth film, which is due in 2019, and a Bumblebee spin-off, set for a 2018 release.

The Bumblebee spinoff is set to be written by Christina Hodson and directed by "Kubo and the Two Strings" helmer, Travis Knight.

"Transformers 5" will arrive in theaters on June 21.

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