With Transformers: The Last Knight set to hit theaters this month, Paramount Pictures is locked into expanding the franchise into its own cinematic universe. First, there will be a Bumblebee spinoff that will be directed by Kubo and the Two Strings helmer Travis Knight with a script written by Christina Hodson. Actress Hailee Steinfeld is in-talks to star in the film.
Following the news that the Bumblebee movie will be a prequel set during the 1980s, plans for the next spinoff have been revealed. According to an article found in Empire Magazine courtesy of the fansite Transformer World 2005, the next spinoff film may take place in Ancient Rome.
The Last Knight will explore the lore of the Autobots and the Decepticons during medieval times, and given that the two upcoming spinoffs may take place in different eras signals that Paramount is interested in exploring different eras with the robots in disguise at the center of the story.
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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.
Directed by Michael Bay, the film stars Mark Wahlberg, Isabela Moner, Stanley Tucci, Laura Haddock, Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Santiago Cabrera, Jerrod Carmichael, Liam Garrigan, Peter Cullen and John Goodman.
Transformers: The Last Knight will be released in theaters on June 23, 2017.
2017 Summer Movie Preview: What To Look Out For
What 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!