If there is one franchise that continues to push out movies no matter the critical or audience perception, Transformers would be that franchise. Throughout the first four installments, the quality of the movies has continued to change, but not always for the better. Even so, audiences continue to rush to theaters to see them, especially overseas, which means that Paramount will keep the Autobots and Decepticons fighting for control of Earth, or one of its surprising ties to their origin. This will continue to be the case next year for Transformers: The Last Knight, which reportedly has ties to King Arthur and his famed sword.
Even though the studio or director Michael Bay have not yet confirmed any of the plot details surrounding the film, there have been strong hints, such as casting King Arthur himself. While the story remains under wraps, viewers should expect the usual Bay style that comes with his movies. Now, he is teasing the latest action scene for Transformers: The Last Knight being filmed in Scotland.
Bay has taken to his Instagram to post some new videos from the set of the fifth movie. In the first video, Bay welcomes his fans to Scotland where filming is underway and reveals some possibly familiar territory to fans keeping up with the latest news on the movie. The second video shows the director using his specialty “Bayhem” camera named after him, which allows him to get up close and personal with a new action set piece taking place.
The first video is not too revealing as it does not offer any new glimpses of a scene currently taking place, but it does add up with previous reports. The last batch of set photos showed men in medieval attire on horseback riding through very similar looking mountains as the ones in Bay’s video. That may not be the biggest revelation, but does help provide context for what else they could be filming there. The action scene is likely set in the present day with military men and a plane propellor featured in the shot. Since Josh Duhamel is confirmed to return, it could be possible that this is Colonel Lennex’s team in the heat of battle defending an artifact that was previously hidden from the Decepticons.
The movie has been filming since May and has plenty of time to wrap production prior to next summer’s release date, which means we should have a teaser or full trailer by the end of the year. Until that point and possibly even after, how King Arthur and the Transformers are tied together will continue to be a mystery. The hope has been that they can provide a movie that not only continues to deliver on action, but also on the story as well. Hopefully when audiences are leaving the theaters next year, that will be the case.
Transformers: The Last Knight opens in U.S. theaters on June 23, 2017, followed by the Bumblebee spin-off on June 8, 2018, and Transformers 6 on June 28, 2019.
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