In just a few hours time, the first trailer for the fifth Transformers film in the franchise, Transformers: The Last Knight will drop and the world will get to see what director Michael Bay and star Mark Whalberg have up their sleeves to entice us back into the world of Autobots and Decepticons.
But before that happens, new details about the film have been revealed courtesy of set visits from various outlets earlier this year. We’ve collected some of the better details and put them into bullet-points below for you to have a gaze over.
- Transformers: The Last Knight take place a few years have passed since the last film (Age of Extinction).The film will explore the mythology of how Transformers were created, where did it start, where did they go from being a sort of slave-race to a sentient race.
- The film has two parallel stories, both lead to the same place involving one mythology.
- The Bumblebee spin-off film, which is being penned by Christina Hodson—so far doesn’t feature that many Autobots. However scripts change.
- Transformers 6 and 7 (yes you read right) have been outlined.
- Gridlock the Dinobot is BACK, and will have a much larger role. Executive producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura says “He’s funny, he’s like a naughty dog in this movie.”
- We’ll also have mini Dinobots, one being a tiny T-Rex whose just getting to grips with his powers says director Michael Bay.
- A new villain? Di Bonaventura says it will be “A surprise, as you discover who the villain is. So in that respect, that is a very different kind of Decepticon form, if you would. I think that the understanding of the mythology, as you begin to unveil it, you’ll understand just how big the jeopardy that we’re going to face is.”
- The film will delve deeper into the Primes history.
- Talking about deeper, there will be a submarine Transformer.
- Even though Paramount owns the rights to properties such as M.A.S.K., Micronauts and G.I. Joe don’t expect any nods to them in the film.
- Bay says the films final act is different to what he’s ever done. Says it looks spectacular and it really excites him.
- Mark Whalberg’s Cade Yager, a little older and slower is on the run with the Autobots. His daughter Tessa (played by Nicola Peltz) won’t be returning, her absence will be explained.
- Newcomer to the franchise Laura Haddock plays Vivian Wembely, who’s related to someone of importance to the film. She will team up with Marky Mark to save the world.
- Santiago Cabrera plays a mercenary who is out to get all Transformers, whether they are Autobots or Decepticons. He will fight with Bumblebee at some point in the film.
- The returning Josh Duhamel, who sat of the last films alliance is a mystery. He says he’s not with NEST as they’re not part of the film. “Am I with the US military, the Army, or am I working with a group that’s trying to eradicate all Transformers? Not just Decepticons, but all of them.” He goes on to say it’s the biggest Transformers film yet.
- Another newcomer to the film is Isabela Moner, who described her character as a tomboy, who’s homeless when she meets Whalberg’s Yager. She is in possession of an Autobot called Sqweeks, who is a Vespa. She has had Sqkweeks since the battle of Chicago, in which she lost her family. Sqkweeks is broken, and the only thing he says is chihuahua. A real version of the character was made for the set for Moner after she asked for one, so the actors could interact with it.
- There was an idea for an R-Rated Bumblebee movie which was very Tarantino-esqe.
So that’s your whack, what do you think? Are you excited for the new Transformers film? If you are and want more info on production and the IMAX details, head over to Collider for even more.
Transformers: The Last Knight hits screens June 23, 2017.