Paramount Pictures has released a new international trailer for Transformers: The Last Knight, Michael Bay’s fifth and final entry as director in the franchise.
The Last Knight picks up with Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg) and the Dinobots introduced in Age of Extinction. The film will not only lay the groundwork for future installments and spin-offs of the franchise to come but it will also explore the mythology of how the Transformers were created which will tie back to several historical events.
The fifth installment of the franchise will also introduce Hot Rod in a key role. Hot Rod himself was granted the Autobot Matrix of Leadership when he was first introduced in the 1986 animated film, Transformers: The Movie, which shockingly killed off many of the main characters including Optimus Prime. Hot Rod assumed command after he was reformatted into Rodimus Prime and fans were not happy about it.
In the film, Hot Rod will assist the astronomer Sir Edmund Burton — played by Sir Anthony Hopkins — who has tracked the Transformers Earthly connections to another scholar, the Oxford professor of English literature Viviane Wembley (Laura Haddock). The Autobot has secretly been serving as Wembley’s protector, disguised as her fathers 1963 Citroën DS.
You can watch the international trailer below.
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.
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