Transformers: The Last Knight comes out in theaters on June 23, 2017. The film is the fifth installment, and last film that Michael Bay will be directing. This movie will continue to focus on the human’s resentment towards the Transformers.
Transformers: The Last Knight is about a war between the humans and the Transformers. Optimus Prime is gone, and the key to saving the future is buried in the past and history of the Transformers. It’s up to Cade Yeager, Bumblebee, an English lord, and an Oxford professor to find the secrets of the past and the hidden history of the Transformers. In Transformers: The Last Knight, the hunted will become heroes, heroes will become villains, and only one world will survive.
The first three installments in the series, Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, and Transformers: Dark of the Moon, were about a war between the heroic Autobots and the villainous Decticons-two species of alien robots that can disguise themselves by transforming into everyday machinery, mainly vehicles. The fourth installment to the series, Transformers: Age of Extinction, was a stand-alone sequel to the other three installments to the series; it didn’t feature the original human characters from the first three films. Instead, the movie features a new cast of human characters, and new Transformers. The film focuses on an increased resentment towards the alien robots, and how a CIA black ops division called Cemetery Wind-who believes that all Transformers including Autobots and Decepticons are a threat-hunts them down. The new film will continue to focus more on the resentment towards the robots, and history of the Autobots.
The series will rewrite the history of the Transformers. In terms of production, Bay states,“ We put together a writers’ room designed to greatly expand our mythology, integrating our films in a whole new way. Every movie will interlink.” The production worked in a large space on the Paramount lot, surrounded by many concept images from the history of the franchise, including the movies, cartoons, and comic books, and multiple props. They brought in Transformer historians from Hasbro to educate the writers on where the Transformers have been, in order to expand the mythology and history of the Transformers.
This film will be director Michael Bay’s last film in this series. Ever since the third installment, Transformers Dark of the Moon, Michael Bay has said that he was done with the Transformers series, but he has come back for the two newer installments. “With every Transformers film, I’ve said it would be my last. I see the 120 million fans around the world who see these movies, the huge theme park lines to the ride and the amazing Make-A-Wish kids who visit my sets, and it somehow keeps drawing me back. I love doing these movies. The film was especially fun to shoot. But, this time might be it. So I’m blowing this one out. It’s a final chapter and a new beginning,” Bay states on leaving the sequence. Although Bay is leaving the progression of the movies, it is not the end of the film series. There will be a Bumblebee spin-off and a sixth installment, Transformers 6, set to release on June 8, 2018, and June 28, 2019, respectively.
Although this is Michael Bay’s last movie on the series, he will be going out with a bang by rewriting the history of the Transformers. The fifth installment will be expanding the history and finding a way to stop the war between the humans and Transformers. Transformers: The Last Knight will be out in theaters on June 23, 2017.