Paramount Pictures’ final international trailer for Transformers: The Last Knight has arrived online. This new trailer (intended for global audiences) combines footage from not only the extended The Last Knight clip that aired during the 2017 MTV Movie and TV Awards, but also previous theatrical trailers for the film, as well as The Last Knight 20-minute IMAX preview that screened in select theaters back in April. We also get the full version of the scene only glimpsed in yesterday’s The Last Knight teaser here, showing Optimus Prime as he decapitates a pack of his fellow Cybertronians.
In keeping with the marketing throughline for The Last Knight up to this point, the final international trailer for the movie alludes to the “secret history” of the Transformers on Earth, going back to medieval times hundreds of years ago – back to when the Autobots joined forces with King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, in order to protect our world from the Decepticons. Seeing as this is the final international preview for the Michael Bay-directed tentpole, the trailer doesn’t refrain from showcasing a whole lot more of the impressive spectacle and set pieces constructed by Bay for his (supposedly) final outing on the Transformers movie franchise, too.
The Transformers films have blended “Bayhem”-style action with all-audiences friendly comedy for the past ten years and it doesn’t appear as though The Last Knight abandons that formula, either (if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it and all that). Hence, in this new trailer, stand-up comedian/actor Jerrod Carmichael steps in to play the comedic relief sidekick to Mark Wahlberg’s human protagonist, Cade Yaeger (back from 2014’s Transformers: Age of Extinction), similar to the role that actors such as Ramon Rodriguez played in Transformers movies past. We also get another glimpse at The Last Knight‘s other human protagonist; Isabela Moner as Izabella, the young girl who was orphaned during the Battle of Chicago in Transformers: Dark of the Moon and joins forces with Cade and his allies to save the day here.
Speaking of Cade’s friends – while Optimus Prime turns to the dark side in The Last Knight for reasons that are not altogether clear quite yet, his fellow Autobot Bumblebee is still a loyal ally to the human race in the movie. It makes sense for “B” to be featured as prominently as he is during the final international trailer for The Last Knight too; not only because Bumblebee has been a key player in these movies since the first Transformers film was released ten years ago (yes, it has been that long), but also because the Bumblebee movie spinoff is the next Transformers installment headed down the assembly line, after The Last Knight. So no harm in keeping “B” firmly in the spotlight, ahead of then.
With a script written by Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down), Art Marcum and Matt Halloway (Iron Man), all of whom were members of the Transformers writing group that planned out the next decade of the franchise (starting with The Last Knight), the hope is that The Last Knight will delve deeper into the backlog of Transformers mythology than the live-action films before it have. The Last Knight still has the major hallmarks of Bay’s previous installments in the series, as this trailer illustrates, but it may yet prove to have some cool world-building to go with its sillier elements (see also, the jokes in this new trailer that involve Sir Anthony Hopkins’ character and his Autobot-buddies, Hot Rod and Cogman).
Source: Paramount Pictures