Filming on Michael Bay's Transformers: The Last Knight has been relatively transparent -- at least by blockbuster standards. The lack of a veil of secrecy wrapped around the fifth Transformers movie allowed us to determine that King Arthur would be a major component of this film (meaning, time travel might be on the table), while Bay himself shared videos from Cuba and Michigan, making it feel like we have been on the set the entire time. Now, Team Transformers is releasing an interactive stunt video, with 360-degree capabilities, that puts you INSIDE of an airplane structure during what looks to be a pretty windy stunt. Check this out:
The video, posted to the official Transformers Facebook page, is part of the ongoing #TransformersTuesday, and it informs us, at the very least, that Michael Bay plans some type of sequence in an airplane that probably will be ripped apart, spilling soldiers into the sky. You should be able to use your mouse to move the camera around in this interactive video, allowing you to see all angles on the sequence. And you can hear a voice that I believe belongs to Bay when he orders:
Tell that to the poor people being tossed and turned and blown around for the benefit of Michael Bay's stunt! At least the people on the plane set aren't getting blown up and out of their vehicles like this poor bastard.
Like I said, this Transformers: The Last Knight shoot has been an open book. Perhaps, after the poor critical reception of Transformers: Age of Extinction, Bay realized he needed to change things up. We covered the Writers Room that was cooked up over at Paramount to generate fresh ideas for the Transformers series, to keep it relevant. And did you read earlier when I told you that Merlin and King Arthur were expected to be part of this sequel? That's fresh, and original.
We know, so far, that Mark Wahlberg will be back for Transformers: The Last Knight, as well as franchise regulars Stanley Tucci, Josh Duhamel, and Tyrese Gibson. They will be joined by Sir Anthony Hopkins, Laura Haddock, Santiago Cabrera and Isabela Moner. Bay has even teased the presence of a cute new robot, Squeeks, which is bound to sell a bunch of toys.
Transformers: The Last Knight opens in theaters on June 23, 2017.