Every couple of years, the same scene plays out around here. Michael Bay makes a Transformers movie. I get really excited about the prospects of giant robots I knew from childhood appearing on the big screen. Some marketing materials come out that make it look reasonably cool.
And then I see the movie and I’m promptly reminded that there is only one good Transformers movie, and that is the animated one from 1986.
So here we are in 2016, and the fifth (yes, the fifth!) Transformers movie is on the way. And so far the trailers looks…kinda cool. They’re not all deafening. They don’t give away a whole bunch. They seem to expand the overall mythology of the world. Plus, Anthony Hopkins!
Maybe this time will be different. Right? Right?!?
Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer
Anyway, check out the latest Transformers: The Last Knight trailer for yourself, and let us know what you think.
And here are the earlier ones…
Unless I’m completely mistaken, Optimus Prime and Bumblebee are doing battle on the surface of…Cybertron? Or maybe it’s Unicron? Is this Unicron? Are we finally getting Unicron this time? That would be pretty great.
Check out the earlier trailers and TV spots here…
Check out some more footage in this TV spot, too…
Well, if this one doesn’t work, maybe they’ll get it right with Transformers 6 or 7.
Transformers: The Last Knight Release Date
Transformers: The Last Knight is due out on June 23, 2017.
Transformers: The Last Knight Story
The official Facebook page revealed an official synopsis for the movie, too:
The Last Knight shatters the core myths of the Transformers franchise, and redefines what it means to be a hero. Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg); Bumblebee; an English Lord (Sir Anthony Hopkins); and an Oxford Professor (Laura Haddock).
There comes a moment in everyone’s life when we are called upon to make a difference. In Transformers: The Last Knight, the hunted will become heroes. Heroes will become villains. Only one world will survive: theirs, or ours.
Transformers: The Last Knight Cast
Mark Wahlberg is set to return. Isabela Moner (100 Things to Do Before High School) and Jerrod Carmichael (The Carmichael Show) are expected to join him in this sequel.
Anthony Hopkins has joined the cast in an unidentified role, as well. We wrote more about that here.
Production continues on Michael Bay’s new movie, Transformers: The Last Knight, and right now, filming is taking place in the UK. The production hit some controversy too, as pictures emerged of the late Winston Churchill’s house being covered in Nazi flags as part of a sequence in the movie. So what was going on?
Michael Bay, speaking with the BBC, has responded to the criticism, and insisted that “when you see the movie, you’ll understand.”
“I just want to say, people were not fortunate enough to read the script, and they don’t know that Churchill in this movie is a big hero. And Churchill would be smiling about Last Knight.”
Winston Churchill is in Transformers: The Last Knight, folks.
Bay also added that “I, for one, probably more than any director in the world, have shot more veterans and more active military men and women in my movies. I would do nothing to disrespect veterans.”
Transformers veteran Josh Duhamel will make his series return as Lieutenant Colonel Lennox in Transformers: The Last Knight. Duhamel appeared in the first three Transformers movies, but was absent from the fourth.
Director Michael Bay welcomed him back to the franchise on Twitter:
According to Mashable, the one and only King Arthur Pendragon is, indeed, jumping into the Autobots vs. Decepticon drama of Transformers: The Last Knight, seemingly confirmed with the reported casting of Liam Garrigan for the part. Of course, fans of ABC’s Once Upon a Time might be surprised to hear that, seeing as Garrigan already has been playing King Arthur on that series, debuting in last year’s Season 5 premiere. However, it seems that Garrigan will be taking his now-signature King Arthur shtick from television to the big screen stage of Paramount’s nearly $4 billion-dollar-generating Transformers film franchise.
Transformers: The Last Knight Villain
After a teaser was released indicating that something big was coming, Michael Bay went ahead and unveiled the villain of Transformers: The Last Knight.— #TRANSFORMERS (@transformers) May 27, 2016
And now the mystery is solved, thanks to Michael Bay’s Instagram page. All-time Transformers baddie Megatron will return for Transformers: The Last Knight. Hopefully this means that Hugo Weaving, who voiced Megatron in the first three movies, will return to voice him.