Michael Bay, much like Michael Corleone, thought he was out. But they pulled him back in. (And that, we promise, is the last time we’ll link Bay to ‘The Godfather’ movies. Ever.) His third ‘Transformers’ movie was going to be his last, but he’s returning for an as-yet-untitled 'Transformers 4,' and in a recent interview, Bay dropped a few hints as to what fans can expect.

Bay was in New York City promoting a Doritos contest that would earn a fan a chance to direct the snack company’s Super Bowl ad and contribute – somehow – to the next ‘Transformers’ film. But while making the rounds, the ‘Bad Boys’ director opened up to The Huffington Post about his one-off crime comedy ‘Pain and Gain’ (with Mark Wahlberg and The Rock) and ‘Transformers 4.’

Of the robots-and-cars franchise, Bay said, “When you have a franchise, it's very hard to give it up.” And on the direction of the series, Bay elaborated:

"This is probably the last one. … We're basically taking from the history of where it was -- or where we left it in Chicago. And we're going to carry it on from there."

Bay says it isn’t a reboot, though we’ve heard the focus will shift to new characters (perhaps to help drive toy sales). And he confirms that Peter Cullen will be back to voice Optimus Prime. Beyond that, it’s still a mystery, but one that will be answered on June 27, 2014. Can you wait until then?