Think you have a good idea of where the Transformers film franchise is heading? Well you might want to think again.
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The Last Knight shatters the core myths of the Transformers franchise, and redefines what it means to be a hero. Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg); Bumblebee; an English Lord (Sir Anthony Hopkins); and an Oxford Professor (Laura Haddock).
There comes a moment in everyone’s life when we are called upon to make a difference. In Transformers: The Last Knight, the hunted will become heroes. Heroes will become villains. Only one world will survive: theirs, or ours.
So Paramount and director Michael Bay are going big on turning the Transformers franchise on its head. Like, really big apparently since there’s quite a bit here to read things into. It definitely looks as though Prime is a villain in the film, or at the very least, acting against the Autobots. And it also seems as though there’s something big moving into Earth orbit.
Whether or not that means Unicron or not is up in the air. I have my own theories, but for now all we know for sure is that the series probably won’t be the same after this one. Depending on your feelings about the direction of the Transformers movie universe, that could be a very good thing.
Of course there’s also the possibility that we’re headed for an ending to this series and hard reboot too, since there’s still that Hasbro film universe on the horizon. That seems relatively unlikely since the series makes boat-loads of money.
And anyway, even if that is to happen, that’s all in the future. Transformers: The Last Knight is happening this summer. Catch it in theaters on June 23rd.