A brand new set of character posters for Transformers: The Last Knight has been released online. The fifth installment in the Transformers live-action franchise is set to hit theaters later this summer, and with it comes the beginning of a new era for the franchise, and the end of one. On the latter side, director Michael Bay has confirmed that The Last Knight will be his last Transformers movie, while the movie is also the first project of many to come out of Paramount's highly-publicized Transformers writers' room. The room brought together some of the most talented screenwriters in the industry right now, to brainstorm new routes for the Transformers franchise to go down moving forward.
As a result, Transformers: The Last Knight is shaping up to be the most ambitious Transformers film to date, bringing together multiple new and old characters from the franchise. In case that weren't enough, the film will also be taking fans back in time to the age of King Arthur, to learn about the time when the Transformers and humanity made one of their most sacred oaths to each other.
In anticipation of the film's release, Paramount Pictures officially unveiled a new batch of character posters for Transformers: The Last Knight online. The posters themselves shine spotlights on many of the film's noteworthy human and Transformers characters, including Laura Haddock's Vivian Wembley, Mark Wahlberg's Cade Yeager, Isabela Moner's Izabella, Jerrod Carmichael's Jimmy, Josh Duhamel's Lt. Colonel William Lennox, Anthony Hopkins' Sir Edmund Burton, and more.
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Whalberg and Duhamel's characters aren't the only familiar faces fans can expect to see pop up throughout The Last Knight either, with John Turturro's Agent Simmons and Stanley Tucci's Joshua Joyce also confirmed for the film. It's hard to imagine a more fitting cast of returning characters, if The Last Knight does indeed turn out to be Michael Bay's last time at the helm of the franchise.
Interestingly enough, The Last Knight's historical subplots and tie-ins aren't just for show, as they hint at a solution to humanity and the Autobots' biggest problem yet, when Optimus Prime comes back from the dead, this time evil and with plans on using Earth to bring back Cybertron, like some of his fellow Cybertronians have tried before. This conflict is one of the more ingenious twists that the Transformers franchise has thought of up until this point, and so long as Michael Bay is able to deliver on the emotions behind Optimus' betrayal, it could also be the key to making The Last Knight one of the most successful Transformers films to date.
Source: Paramount Pictures
- Transformers 5/Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) release date: Jun 21, 2017
- Bumblebee (2018) release date: Dec 21, 2018