The next movie in the Transformers franchise hopes to rewrite at least some of what we've come to expect from these movies. Transformers: The Last Knight will definitely still have all the explosions, action, and thin yet weirdly complex plot we're used to, but the film will do that in a few notably different ways. For one thing, The Last Knight will feature quite a few new human characters, most of them not old enough to drive a car. Check out this new clip showing off the new-faced characters on the run from a killer robot.
The Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards premiered this new clip from Transformers: The Last Knight that finds a group of kids surviving in a post-apocalyptic city setting. What is this desolate wasteland, you may ask? Chicago, which has not quite recovered from when the Autobots and Decepticons used the city as a battlefield in Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Led by Izabella (played by newcomer to the series, Isabella Moner), the kids are on the run from a distinctly un-Transformer-like robot. They find shelter underneath some rubble and anxiously wait for the sentry to pass. Once the threat leaves, they settle, only for the rubble to begin to rise, revealing itself to be a wizened Transformer.
Now, I know what you're thinking: is that a Rock Lord, the obscure 80's toyline of robots that could transform into rocks that rose up in the height of the Transformers craze? Maybe, but it's definitely not an enemy. Izabella seems to know the Transformer, but its identity or how it got into that condition are a mystery.
The clip has a something of Stranger Things vibe, what with the group of lovable children in a sci-fi setting. It's also important to point toward that sign clearly labeling Optimus Prime as an enemy, meaning that the world is none too warmer towards Transformers for using Earth as their playground. It seems that things haven't improved much since Transformers: Age of Extinction, and the Autobots are just as much an enemy as the Decepticons as far as Earth is concerned.
Transformers: The Last Knight is directed by Michael Bay and "shatters the core myths of the Transformers franchise, and redefines what it means to be a hero." The film finds humans and Transformers at war, and Optimus Prime is nowhere to be found. The key to saving the future lies in an unlikely alliance between Cade Yaeger (Mark Wahlberg), Bumblebee, an English Lord (Anthony Hopkins), and an Oxford Professor (Laura Haddock). The group will have to discover the secret history of the Transformers on Earth, with ties going as far back as the Kingdom of Camelot.
Transformers: The Last Knight is set to race into theaters on June 23, 2017.