Not the original poster but I did feel like providing my two cents. Lorenzo doesn't really have much say in this from the looks of things. He's a producer which means that he might have some influence like maybe he suggests that they go more Bay in design cues to keep consistency with what people expect from the movies and so on but as far as sweeping story decisions? He doesn't seem to be in the driver's seat. The thing about him though is that it's at least frustrating when he keeps drawing Bayverse comparisons because all that does is introduce confusion as far as what this movie is intended to be into the discourse when it doesn't need to be there.