Transformers: The Last Knight is coming to a theatre near you in a few months time, promising an insane mash-up of Arthurian legends, Second World War stories and whatever the hell the last couple of Transformers movies have been about. If you can’t yet get your head around what’s coming with The Last Knight, not to worry, maybe the answers will be found in a follow-up film. Over a dozen of them, according to the franchise’s director Michael Bay. Fourteen is the exact number the filmmaker revealed at a recent appearance, which means 14 more opportunities to be stymied by wondering who out there is loving these movies.
According to Yahoo UK, at London’s Cineworld IMAX on Leicester Square the other day, Bay appeared in a Boba Fett t-shit in a pre-recorded segment and introduced 30 minutes of new Transformer footage by saying that The Last Knight lays the ground work for 14 other new stories in the Transformers world. Presumably, Bay was referring to the work done by the Transformers writers room, which included Akiva Goldsman, Art Marcum & Matt Holloway, Ken Nolan, Zak Penn, Steven DeKnight, and Jeff Pinkner.
Obviously, Bay didn’t elaborate on what else might be in the pipe in terms of Transformer stories, although one of the 14 is likely to be the Bumblebee solo movie to be directed by Kubo and the Two Strings filmmaker Travis Knight. As for The Last Knight, Yahoo said that a variety of scenes were shown at the event including “the film’s Arthurian prologue (possibly featuring Stanley Tucci as Merlin), scenes including Isabela Moner’s Izabella and Canopy, plus Mark Wahlberg’s Cade Yeager who gets spirited away to Britain by Anthony Hopkins’ Transformer / manservant Cogman.”
The “plot” synopsis:
“The Last Knight shatters the core myths of the Transformers franchise, and redefines what it means to be a hero. Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg); Bumblebee; an English Lord (Sir Anthony Hopkins); and an Oxford Professor (Laura Haddock). There comes a moment in everyone’s life when we are called upon to make a difference. In Transformers: The Last Knight, the hunted will become heroes. Heroes will become villains. Only one world will survive: theirs, or ours.”
Transformers: The Last Knight will be in theatres everywhere on June 23.
Source: Coming Soon