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The Transformers franchise has been bombarding moviegoers since 2007, its most recent entry being 2014’s Transformers: Age of Extinction. We’ve known for a while that a fifth movie starring the giant robots is arriving next year, and today finally brings its long-awaited title. After over a year of of it being simply known as Transformer 5, we can now call their latest adventure Transformers: The Last Knight.
Paramount announced the title today (via ComingSoon), revealing that the robots in disguise will be getting medieval on the big screen next year…in a way. The studio also confirmed that Mark Wahlberg will reprise Cade Yeager, and the movie’s new cast members include Isabela Moner as the female lead, Izabella, and Jerrod Carmichael in an undisclosed role. Production on Transformers: The Last Knight set to begin on June 6, and it will shoot in various locations across the globe, starting in Cuba. Michael Bay will return as director and producer, but he’s previously said this will be his last Transformers movie, but we’ll have to wait and see whether that’s true or not.
To make the announcement "extra" official, Transformers: The Last Knight launched its Instagram account soon after, and its first post is Optimus Prime unveiling the logo for movie #5. Take a look!
No plot details came with the title announcement, so the surface, a "last knight" may sound confusing. However, taking into account all of the Transformers content over the years, the knight likely refers to the Knights of Cybertron, the first Cybertronians ever created in the Transformers lore. The Dinobots in Transformers: Age of Extinction were referred to as the Legendary Warriors, but it was actually Optimus Prime who was revealed as one of these mythical swordsmen. So it’s likely that he’s the "last knight" question, though there’s still plenty of mysteries left about what to expect. One thing that is certain is that we won’t be jumping back into the past for this movie. Michael Bay has already said that Transformers: The Last Knight will take place after Transformers: Age of Extinction, so fans shouldn’t expect any prequel exploits. Also, if it’s anything like its predecessors, this movie is guaranteed to draw in mountains of cash around the world.
Transformers: The Last Knight hits theaters on June 23, 2017. Following this adventure, the franchise is continuing with an untitled Bumblebee spinoff, and a sixth main Transformers movie will be released after that.