Fans have seen plenty of imagery from Transformers: The Last Knight as filming continues, but still have very little information on the actual plot. We’ve seen Autobots in the streets of London and near Buckingham Palace, set video of characters dressed in medieval garb, and have seen Michael Bay’s response to a Nazi sequence that was filmed in Winston Churchill’s birth place, Blenheim Palace. Bay recently revealed that the UK portion of their filming is now complete and production will next be heading to Namibia, Africa, where Mad Max: Fury Road was filmed.
With this fifth installment of Hasbro’s iconic characters, fans are going to get a mix of old and new as both time travel and a blended cast from the first three films finally meet characters from the fourth. New faces for The Last Knight include Anthony Hopkins, Laura Haddock, and Autobots Squeaks and for the first time, Hot Rod. Fans have now learned that two more characters have also been announced for The Last Knight.
In a Facebook Live video, Michael Bay (perhaps unintentionally) confirmed that both John Goodman and John Turturro would be reprising their roles for this fifth installment. Goodman voiced Hound in the previous film, while Turturro played S7 Agent Simmons in the first three movies. In the video, Bay describes the production time in England as an “amazing experience with an amazing crew.”
In Transformers: Age of Extinction, Goodman voiced Hound, the trigger happy Autobot who refers to himself as a “fat ballerina.” After the battle with Lockdown at the end of the fourth film, Hound stayed behind with Yeager and his family as a protector of sorts. Turturro’s “retired” S7 Agent Simmons was last seen in the third film, Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Bringing back eccentric characters like Simmons should provide interesting banter between more straightforward types like Lennox, Epps, and even less chatty Autobots like Hound.
Dinobots, S7, and King Arthur mythology all packed into one film is going to be a lot of things to keep straight. With the teaser that Bay mentions coming in the next month or so, hopefully fans will get a better idea of what they can expect from this film.
Before signing off, Bay also promises more surprises to come by way of film news. Could there be more Autobot or Decepticon news still to come?
Transformers: The Last Knight bows in theaters on June 23, 2017, followed by a Bumblebee spin-off on June 8, 2018, and Transformers 6 on June 28, 2019.