Michael Bay promises that Transformers: The Last Knight will be his final Transformers movie (for real this time) and that he’ll be handing the reins over to several new directors as the series launches several planned spin-offs in addition to the main installments. In a new interview, Bay revealed that the fifth Transformers movie will be serving as a springboard for future installments.
Bay spoke with Fandango shortly after he finished the final cut of the movie. In the short interview, he noted that his last Transformers movie will represent the first in a new direction for the franchise:
“This is my last of the franchise, so I guess it’s a final chapter in that regard. But the reason I wanted to do a number five … because we had a writer’s room that I kind of asked for about two years ago. We got 12 great writers together and they kind of created a viable way the universe could go. Spielberg and I liked a couple of stories. We merged them together and that’s what created number five… If you watch it closely, there are a lot of ways that this movie [series] can go from here. So it’s basically like a launching board for wherever the series will continue.”
Bay also noted that one of the film’s action sequences – specifically, the ones which involved a large-scale medieval battle – was one of the hardest scenes for him to film in his entire career:
“I’ve never done a knight battle and I’ve done a lot of action in my life. First of all, it was a very, very, very hard day for me because my dog Bonecrusher passed away the night before. And it was just heartbreaking to try to show up to the set with literally 900 people on the set. And you just had to buckle down and I had literally 70 horses. I had 400 people dressed in full battle gear. It was massive shoot for three gigantic days, but quite fun. And they’ve really got this stuff down in England and ours was a very, very violent, very stunt-filled three days. But very, very well-organized.”
How Bay’s latest Transformers movie stacks up against the others will be apparent in a very short while, as the movie is set to begin preview screenings tomorrow night.
Transformers: The Last Knight will make a last stand on June 21, 2017. The film’s cast includes Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Isabela Moner, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, John Turturro, Laura Haddock, Anthony Hopkins, and Santiago Cabrera. The vocal talents of Peter Cullen, John Goodman, John DiMaggio, and Mark Ryan will also be featured.
New ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Images & BTS Photos…
Paramount Pictures has officially released a new batch of images from the upcoming Transformers: The Last Knight.
Transformers: The Last Knight continues the story of Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg) along with the Dinobots introduced in Age of Extinction as the franchise explores the mythology of how the Transformers were created which will tie back to several historical events. The film will also lay the groundwork for future installments and spin-offs of to come.
The new images include a look at the Autobots, the Decepticons, and the Dinobots from the new film as well as the human characters. A few of the images have already hit the web, however, this is the first time they have been released in high quality. In addition, the images also include some behind the scenes photos of director Michael Bay working on set and with the cast. You can check them out 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.