‘Transformers: The Last Knight’: Mark Wahlberg Will Exit Franchise

TransformersAccording to the star himself, Transformers: The Last Knight will be the final film in the franchise for Mark Wahlberg. Starring as Cade Yeager, Wahlberg joined the franchise in its previous entry, Transformers: Age of Extinction. His role has been polarizing for fans, considering the first three films in the franchise starred Shia LaBeouf. Many assumed that Wahlberg would be a star for many more films in the franchise, but it appears that his role has now remained tentative.

During the promotional tour for the film, Wahlberg stated the following on The Graham Norton Show (via Digital Spy):

“It’s the last one so I get my life back!”

Paramount has confirmed that the Transformers franchise will continue despite Michael Bay claiming that The Last Knight will be his final film in the franchise. In addition, a variety of spin-offs, including one set to feature Bumblebee in the 80s, will be hitting theaters in the near future. Wahlberg departing the franchise is no surprise, considering he’ll be leaving right when the franchise’s veteran director, Micheal Bay, is also set to depart.

Wahlberg also stated during the show that he spent about five months getting into “prime condition” for the film but was later forced to settle for a haircut that he detested, citing that it reminded him of his mother in the 70s.

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: The Graham Norton Show (via Digital Spy)

2017 Summer Movie Preview: What To Look Out For

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Summer 2017 MoviesWhat do aliens, robots, superheroes, pirates, genetically-modified apes, and Will Ferrell all have in common? All of them will be visiting theaters this summer, most as perennials of the blockbusters sphere. There’s a cavalcade of riches this summer, with new offerings from both DC and Marvel, new (and in some cases, final) installments in long-running franchises, and a couple newcomers testing the waters for future sequels. Even some non-theatrical films get in on the fun, like Netflix’s War Machine starring Brad Pitt.

Here are over 20 films worth seeing over the next four months. Click Next to start!

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Aahil Dayani

Aahil Dayani

Aahil Dayani is a writer and film enthusiast from Toronto, Ontario. When he isn't writing about movies, he pretends to watch them.