The long wait for fans comes to an end this year, as Transformers: The Last Knight, the franchise’s fifth installment, will hit cinemas this summer.
This is the direct follow-up to 2014’s Transformers: Age of Extinction. The film is being directed by Michael Bay, his last of the franchise after recently announcing he would be stepping away from the project.
Notable actors Mark Wahlberg and Stanley Tucci will also be reprising their roles from Age of Extinction alongside Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson and John Turturro from the first three movies.
Recent clips released by Paramount Pictures show that Bay has gone dark with this title. As seen from films like Pain and Gain, the director isn’t afraid of moving away from his usual tried and tested formula. But make no mistake, this release will have as many explosions and crashing machine action as ever.
This title promises to be Bay’s last hurrah. In the absence of lead bot Optimus Prime, a fight for survival and supremacy between humans and Transformers has broken out. Cade Yeager, played by Mark Wahlberg, therefore forms an alliance with Bumblebee, an English lord and an Oxford professor to discover why Transformers keep flocking to Earth. Transformers: The Last Knight is expected in theaters on June 23rd, but if you can’t wait until then, check out LadyLucks’ slot, titled Transformers: Battle for Cybertron – featuring Megatron, Optimus Prime and plenty other thrilling characters ready to fight.
The film promises to be one of the most stunning yet. Filmed at various locations throughout the globe, it is its stunning British locations that will see a departure from the franchise’s normally US-centric base. Scenes at ancient Stonehenge, Northumberland’s Alnwick Castle, and the Priory Church of St Bartholomew the Great, London.
With a budget rumored to be in the region of around $250m, be ready for the most visually striking release yet, as Bay bows out with another blockbusting hit. In regular two dimensions of a visceral three, it’s sure to satisfy your Autobot cravings.