Bumblebee collects himself, quite literally, in a new TV spot for Transformers: The Last Knight. With the fifth chapter in Michael Bay’s Transformers saga about a month away, new footage from the film is starting to chug out at a steady pace. Star Mark Wahlberg, who joined the Transformers series with the last entry Age of Extinction, unveiled a fresh, extended clip for The Last Knight at the MTV Movie & TV Awards earlier this month.
Upping the ante on April’s final domestic trailer, the last international trailer for the film dropped this week. Sprinkled around the trailer releases have been various TV spots, and a new one has arrived focused on Bumblebee.
Paramount Pictures tweeted the video, putting a new trick by Bumblebee in the spotlight. Featured along with the Autobot fan favorite in the TV spot is Wahlberg, who says it was “a mistake” by an adversary to blow Bumblebee apart. It seems the Transformer now has the ability, a la Tony Stark’s Iron Man armor, to put himself back together without any assistance. See the spot in the video above.
It’s no doubt exciting to see any new fresh spins given to the big screen version of Bumblebee, who, of course, is getting his own solo movie in 2018 with Kubo and the Two Strings director Travis Knight at the helm. The Last Knight certainly isn’t lacking in originality, bringing a medieval feeling to the film, along with exciting new additions to the cast – most notably Silence of the Lambs Oscar winner Sir Anthony Hopkins in the pivotal role as as astronomer, historian and Autobot ally Sir Edmund Burton.
Hopkins, who is featured prominently in the extended spot from the MTV Movie & TV Awards (along with Wahlberg, Transformer Hot Rod and Burton’s servant, Cogman), is no doubt a coup for the film. He even gave director Michael Bay a ringing endorsement last month by calling him “a genius” while addressing the technical expertise of the filmmaker.
By the looks of the trailers and TV footage for The Last Knight so far, Bay is clearly pushing the technical boundaries, and the new Bumblebee-focused TV spot should give fans a good indication that they’re in for yet another wild ride with The Last Knight. Bay says The Last Knight marks his last time in the director’s chair for a Transformers film (or is it?), and he’s clearly intent on going out with a crash, boom and bang.
Source: Paramount Pictures