Michael Bay has taken to Twitter to reveal that the upcoming fifth installment of the franchise, Transformers: The Last Knight, is shorter than the last three films in the ongoing series.
Bay’s tweet was in an effort to squash the recent rumor that the new film was over three hours because Google has it listed as so while a listing on Cineworld has the film set at 2 hours and 30 minutes. The first Transformers film that kicked off the franchise in 2007 clocked in at 2 hours and 24 minutes with each subsequent film increasing in length. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen ran a total of 150 minutes while Transformers: Dark of the Moon was slightly longer at 154 minutes but the longest was Transformers: Age of Extinction at 165 minutes.
Since the rumored runtime has made headlines, Bay took it upon himself to make sure everyone knows the film is in fact, not over three hours. What’s interesting about Bay’s tweet is that he clarifies that the film is only shorter than the last three in the franchise, alluding to a runtime of at least 2 hours and 24 minutes. You can read the tweet below.
Reports of #transformers The Last Knight being over 3hrs is wrong. It’s shorter than the last 3 movies by a lot.
— Michael Bay (@michaelbay) June 1, 2017
The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Isabela Moner, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Stanley Tucci, Laura Haddock, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Santiago Cabrera, Jerrod Carmichael, Liam Garrigan, Peter Cullen and John Goodman. Here’s the official synopsis:
“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.”
Transformers: The Last Knight hits theaters June 21, 2017.
Source: Michael Bay
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