How Long is Transformers: The Last Knight's Runtime? [Updated]

With the theatrical release just a few weeks away, Transformers: The Last Knight director Michael Bay alleviates concerns of a lengthy runtime.

Transformers The Last Knight - Optimus Prime with purple eyes

For what could be his final Transformers film, Michael Bay could have have crafted a lengthy conclusion in Transformers: The Last Knight. Since Paramount handed the reins to Bay and saw him launch the franchise in 2007, the Transformers films have progressively grown longer. The first trilogy all hovered around 2 hours and 30 minutes, but it was the latest effort, Transformers: Age of Extinction, that saw its runtime increase to 2 hours and 45 minutes full of explosions and Transformers.

Based on what we know of The Last Knight, Bay has a complex story to unpack in what he says should be his final (again) directorial effort in the franchise. With Optimus Prime turning evil, Nazis, King Arthur and his Excalibur sword, and possibly Unicron all in the mix, Bay could easily fill out his typical timeframe. Depending on which runtime is to be believed, The Last Knight could come in as the longest one yet. Update: But it's not.

While a simple Google search for "Transformers 5 runtime" will bring up a result indicating that the film is 3 hours and 2 minutes long, there's no clear source on this information. The same goes for Cineworld which listed a 2 hour and 30 minute runtime in the information section when trying to buy tickets. Since this is making news headlines, Michael Bay commented to clarify that Transformers: The Last Knight is actually shorter than the last few: