Here’s your first look at Transformers: The Last Knight

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Transformers 4: Age of Extinction was a terrible, terrible movie…that made over $1.1 billion worldwide as Marky Mark huffed and puffed his way across the screen. I THINK WE FOUND A TRANSFOURMER! That being said, while the majority of the movie was an absolute glut of special effects running amok and every single person in China being a fourth-dan black belt in foot to ass kung fu techniques, there was something interesting there.

Namely Optimus Prime, and his new secret origin. Which will apparently play a big part in the upcoming fifth film which begins shooting next week in Cuba. Director Michael Bay is back yet again, and he released a teaser video to mark the occasion and reveal the official title of the fifth film. Transformers: The Last Knight.

Calling all #Autobots: Optimus Prime is ready for battle. Are you? #transformers

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Optimus breathes heavier than I do when I phone the pizza delivery guy. So what’s all this last knight business then? Right, recap: Back in Transformers 4: Age of Extinction of my brain cells, Optimus Prime spoke of the Knights’ Temenos, an ancient spaceship that was once home to Cybertronian Knights that included Prime and the Dinobots. OR, there’s also the possibility that this is setting up the Knights of Cybertron, a comic book creation which told the tale of the first Autobots who were created to guard the Allspark.

Or maybe all this lore will get mashed together in one big Baysplosion.

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Either way, I wouldn’t say no to seeing Optimus Prime ride Grimlock into battle again, because that was an admittedly cool scene amongst all the exploding product placement. Transformers 5: The Last Knight will see Mark Wahlberg return as the constantly out of breath Cade “I THINK WE FOUND A TRANSFOURMER” Yeager, comedian Jerrod Carmichael and Isabela Moner. I’ve got a little bit of hope for this flick, because John Wick’s cinematographer John Sela is also on board to help frame giant robots smashing each other when production moves to Michigan later on.

Transformers: The Last Knight currently has a release date of June 23 2017 pencilled in, with movie six arriving on June 8 2018, and movie seven landing on June 28, 2019. I THINK WE FOUND A TRANSFOURMER!

Last Updated: May 17, 2016

Darryn Bonthuys

Word-slinger at Critical Hit. Inventor of the macho Swiss gym chocolate known as Testoblerone. That's...that's about it really.

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