One of the biggest franchises over the last decade has been that of Transformers. Michael Bay has shepherded the series in all four installments so far, with the franchise getting more successful as it continues. Paramount is hoping this proves to be true once again this summer with Transformers: The Last Knight hitting theaters. This time, Mark Wahlberg is back as inventor Cade Yeager, but will be joined by almost an entirely new group of humans.
One of the new characters will be a youngster by the name of Izabella, played by Isabela Moner. Not much has previously been revealed about her other than she survived the battle of Chicago and runs around with her Autobot pal Squeeks. Now, fans can get to know her even more thanks to a new clip showing off another friendly relationship with the Autobots.
Paramount debuted the new clip during Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards tonight that focuses solely on the new kid star. The clip shows her leading a group of friends away from a looming drone, where they are able to find shelter under an Autobot hiding beneath rubble.
Izabella should be replacing the role that Nicola Peltz held in Transformers: Age of Extinction and be a relatable character for the kids that go to see the movie. However, she is already proving to be more useful and resilient. Not only does she have a connection with Squeeks in the film, but she also has some sort of knowledge about the location of fellow Autobots as well, leading her to know the location of the mystery one that is pictured above.
While some may have thought this was Bumblebee initially, it clearly is not. It has not been confirmed which Autobot this is, but based on previous trailers, it does not seem likely that this one in particular will have a lasting presence in the film. The extended Super Bowl trailer shows the Autobot's chest glowing red as if it was burning, so he could be an early casualty, possibly even from the very drone they just avoided.
It will be interesting to learn how Izabella gets wrapped up in this film and is connected to Cade and the rest of the Autobots. The franchise has yet to have a star this young be featured prominently, so hopefully it will inject the franchise with a new dynamic. The Last Knight will be Moner's biggest role yet after previously starring mainly on television, but from the looks of the marketing so far, she appears to hold her own. This could go a long way in making Izabella a memorable human character in the franchise, but audiences will have to wait and see whether that proves to be true this June.
- Transformers 5/Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) release date: Jun 21, 2017
- Bumblebee (2018) release date: Dec 21, 2018