Fans of the Transformers franchise are probably anxious to get their hands on new footage from Transformers: The Last Knight. And who could blame them? With the film being released at the end of June, now is as good a time as any to start the marketing blitz that will carry us into the film's period of general release. Luckily for the fans out there, you'll only have to wait until Sunday, as Michael Bay's latest is going to be dropping a Super Bowl spot's worth of new info.
The Hollywood Reporter ran a report earlier that named a couple of movies that are now confirmed as going to Super Bowl LI, and Transformers: The Last Knight is one of the lucky films to be on the guest list. It's not a spot that comes cheap though, as 30 seconds of Super Bowl ad space costs $5 million during this year's game. But with the Michael Bay series basically printing money at this point, the cost could easily be covered before the opening credits run completely during the first show on opening night.
So what exactly are we expecting to see in Transformers: The Last Knight's Super Bowl spot? Well, if it's sticking to the 30 second format, we'd expect a lot of quick cuts, some booming blasts of sound and ominous voice-over warning of the threat to come. Except through the lens of Michael Bay's rather unique perspective on film-making, of course. Then again, considering the action through all sorts of time periods present in the first teaser for the film, we could see all sorts of historical ass kickings.
Arthurian throwdowns, modern day trouncings, maybe even Optimus Prime punching Hitler in the face. Ok, we'll admit, that last one was floating around our writer's room earlier today... but can you honestly say you don't want to see it now that you've heard it? Anything's possible at this point, but all we know is that the teaser previously provided really has our thoughts racing before the release of the Super Bowl spot.
Transformers: The Last Knight opens on June 23, but the Super Bowl spot could hit the Internet any day between now and Super Bowl Sunday. If that happens, we'll share it with you immediately.
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