The final trailer for Transformers: The Last Knight is here, further teasing how this movie serves as both continuation of the franchise and new entry for the Transformers series. The Last Knight was directed by Michael Bay, who has now overseen five Transformers films total and is stepping away from the franchise after this movie – though he has already expressed an interest in directing one of the 14 planned Transformers spinoff films, down the line.
Bay has teased that The Last Knight features the most “expansive mythology” of the Transformers movies that he has directed to date. Fittingly enough, the final theatrical trailer for The Last Knight delves deeper into the storyline that Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down) scripted with writers Matt Holloway and Art Marcum (Iron Man); one that incorporates such elements as the King Arthur legend into the Transformers cinematic universe. By and large, the focus here remains on the grand-scale visuals featured in Bay’s latest installment in the Transformers property, similar to the trailers before it.
While the final theatrical trailer for The Last Knight doesn’t dive as deeply into the medieval history aspect of the movie as The Last Knight IMAX fan event preview from earlier this month, it similarly alludes to Cade Yeager’s (Mark Wahlberg) discovery in the film that he may be destined for great things. Anthony Hopkins’ Sir Edmund Burton and his Autobot helper Cogman are the main sources of information regarding the secret history of Autobots and Decepticons being at war with one another on Earth, further revealing the Transformers’ role in major events on our planet over the centuries (including, yes, helping the Allies defeat the Nazis during WWII).
Although The Last Knight serves as a soft reboot meant to kickoff the “shared cinematic universe” era for the Transformers franchise, it has direct connections to the events and characters from the previous films. Wahlberg, as mentioned, is reprising his Transformers: Age of Extinction role here as Cade Yeager, while Transformers 1-3 costar Josh Duhamel also returns as Special Forces member William Lennox. In addition, Wahlberg shares co-protagonist responsibilities in this movie with Isabela Moner as Izabella, a young girl living on her own with her Autobot sidekick Sqweeks.
Next up for the Transformers cinematic universe after The Last Knight is a spinoff movie featuring lovable Autobot Bumblebee, followed by the currently-untitled Transformers 6. It has been confirmed that there will be meaningful connections between future Transformers spinoffs and sequels, so it’s possible that some of the world-building in The Last Knight teased in the movie’s final trailer may help set the stage for 2018’s Bumblebee-led film.
Source: Paramount Pictures