Director Michael Bay turned around the Transformers franchise with his fourth installment in the series, Transformers: Age of Extinction. His film served as not only the action-packed, fun romp you’d expect, it also showed off some of the best use of 3D special effects we’ve ever seen. Mark Wahlberg’s goofy but sincere awe at the giant machines proved he was a great choice to come back for the next big-screen Transformers film.
For this fifth movie in the series, Transformers: The Last Knight, the first full trailer released by Paramount this week shows a return to a darker world, pitting machine vs. machine and man vs. machine in the ultimate showdown. Bumble Bee vs. Optimus Prime? Who is The Last Knight? Will it have the fun of the last film? The lackluster second and third installments have us worried about a threepeat, but we’d love a repeat of the action from Bay’s last effort.
Sure to have some mega-sized swordplay, the new film reflects Bay needing to make each new film bigger and bigger. Let’s hope that also means bigger and better. Here is the trailer for next year’s Transformers: The Last Knight:
Look for Sir Anthony Hopkins joining Wahlberg and a medieval subplot of King Arthur & Co. this time around.
Transformers: The Last Knight has a June 2017 release date.