Transformers is a very unique franchise. It seems to be disliked by critics and fans of the original cartoon and figures, yet it performs extremely well at the box office. And regardless of how you feel about these movies, more are on the way, with spinoffs and sequels being scheduled for the next few years. The latest movie, Transformers: The Last Knight, has released a mysterious new teaser from its Twitter account that may have a clue as to when we can see new footage from the fifth film in the franchise.
That wasn’t much of anything, was it? Only 19 seconds long, the tease is nothing more than a series of beeps with an image of a torn up State Department file mixed with static. Luckily, the good folks over at Screenrant realized that these beeps were actually Morse code and took the time to decipher it. The message in the video is as follows:
E I’M COMING FOR YOU MAY 31
It’s not clear exactly what this message is for, but the safest bet is that footage (or at least some kind of reveal) is coming on May 31. Transformers: The Last Knight has been filming in Cuba, so it’s possible they may have accumulated enough footage for a brief teaser. The caption "something wicked this way comes" in the tweet also hints that it could come from the main villain of the film. Unfortunately, plot details are still scarce, so the identity of this villain is still a mystery. Transformers: Age of Extinction ended with Optimus Prime flying into space to find his creators, so it’s possible that these creators are the villains, or Optimus encounters something dastardly his search.
Personally, I'd like to see Unicron become the main villain of the franchise, mainly because he's the only other Transformers villain left I truly enjoy. He’s a Transformer who can transform into a planet and his presence usually involves an end of the world type scenario. Fans have been eagerly awaiting his arrival into this franchise, and it’s possible that the new film will build toward that. Although, I can’t imagine most Transformers fans are eager to see how Michael Bay will handle a villain like Unicron, given his treatment of past villains like Megatron.
Michael Bay has returned for the fifth time to direct Transformers: The Last Knight, though it might actually be his last this time. Also returning is Mark Walberg as inventor Cade Yeager and Josh Duhamel’s Lieutenant Colonel Lennox, who was in every Transformers film except for Age of Extinction. The film will also star Isabela Moner as a new character in the franchise.
Transformers: The Last Knight is scheduled to release on June 23, 2017, followed by a Bumblebee spin off June 8, 2018.