Ever since the title for the upcoming Transformers film has been released, speculation has surfaced about which direction this Michael Bay installment will be heading in.
Let’s recap what we know so far, Mark Wahlberg is returning to the franchise, as well as, Josh Duhamel (Lt. Col William Lennox). Anthony Hopkins has been added to the cast. There’s no details whether Hopkins will be portraying a human character or a Transformer in the upcoming film.
The rest of these details and character developments could go into spoiler territory…so we are issuing a spoiler warning.
Now new story details have emerged surrounding the film. Optimus Prime finds his home planet, Cybertron, now a dead planet, which he comes to find he was responsible for the destruction of. He desperately wants to find a way to bring his planet back to dead but in order to do so, he will need to locate an ancient artifact. That artifact is located on Earth.
The artifact that Optimus Prime is looking for is related to Merlin, the magician of King Arthur lore.
Three more characters have also been announced, the first being “The Creator” who is said to be tied to the original Transformers. The second is a Transformer with an English accent named Cogman/Astin Martin, as well as, a Transformer named Squeaks/Vespa.
Transformers: The Last Knight is currently scheduled to hit theaters on June 23, 2017.