Over the course of this past summer, Michael Bay has been teasing out what his vision for Transformers: The Last Knight is going to look like come next summer. Through several looks at returning, as well as brand new cast members on both the human and bot cast lists, Bay is preparing audiences for what's supposed to be his final film in the blockbuster series. Judging by the characters he's lined up, it looks like his grand finale will pull out all the stops, and his latest reveals certainly back such a claim. Ladies and gentlemen, Crosshairs and Hound are both back for another round of vehicular mayhem, and you can see both of them below, starting in the post below.
Both character reveals came, as usual, from Michael Bay's Twitter feed. We start with Crosshairs, a character that was introduced in Transformers: Age of Extinction and voiced by Futurama legend John DiMaggio. When we last saw Crosshairs, he was assigned by Optimus Prime to watch after Mark Wahlberg's Cade Yeager and his family, and we'll assume that he's been doing a bang up job doing so. The design of our first Transformers hero of the night doesn't look to have changed all that much, but if you scroll down in the feed of replies, you'll see some photos that suggest the possibility of a split spoiler. In fact, it kind of looks like two lightning bolts striking out in opposite directions.
Meanwhile, our second returning Autobot of the night, the big and bad Hound, looks to have switched up his look in a substantial way for Transformers: The Last Knight. Instead of being merely a dog of war, it looks like the John Goodman voiced character is now also a field medic. We say this because, as you'll see below, Hound is sporting the Red Cross on his new armor. Maybe the adventure from Transformers: Age of Extinction was enough to tame the warrior within, influencing Hound to first do no harm... but then to do harm if they keep firing. Take a look at his new look in the second Tweet below.
Thankfully, it doesn't look like either returning Autobot has gone soft, which is a good thing considering how the series looks like it's skewing towards a younger demographic in Transformers: The Last Knight. Considering a younger, female protagonist being one of the fifth film's leads, as well as the brand new "adorable" robot that's been added to the roster, some may have been afraid that the action heavy / PG-13 rated franchise might have been weakening itself to increase ticket sales. Apparently, that's not the case, as "Lone Sniper" Crosshairs and his trigger happy compatriot, Hound, have brought the same old attitude to the next round.
Transformers: The Last Knight will be ready to ride into battle on June 23, 2017, and we'll be sure to see more looks into the roster of heroes and villains as we get closer to that date.