Paramount Pictures made a huge announcement about Transformers 5 via Instagram on Tuesday. The movie giant revealed the title for the upcoming film will be “The Last Knight.” The announcement was made with a picture of Optimus Prime but there is more to the reveal than that. Now Transformers fans are trying to figure out what the title means and what the next story will be about.
Mark Wahlberg will return to Transformers: The Last Knight to reprise his role as Cade Yeager. Wahlberg will be joined by a new female lead with Isabella Moner joining the cast. There is also word that Josh Duhamel, who was absent for Age of Extinction,will be back for the upcoming film as Lieutenant Colonel Lennox. Michael Bay will be directing again for the first of another Transformers trilogy even though he swears this is his last film with the franchise. Will Bay change his mind and come back for Transformers 6 and 7?
— TV Guide (@TVGuide) May 17, 2016
Production on Transformers: The Last Knight is set to begin in Detroit on June 6, according to Coming Soon. Much of the highly-anticipated action movie will be filmed there as well as a few other undisclosed locations all over the globe. The script will be written by Iron Man alums Art Marcum and Matt Holloway as well as Ken Nolan who is best known for Black Hawk Down. Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Don Murphy, and Tom DeSanto have been pegged to produce the film.
Now that Transformers 5 has officially become Transformers: The Last Knight, many fans are wondering what the new title could mean. The new logo that was revealed in a brand new trailer looks suspiciously medieval with the title about knights and an Excalibur-type sword straight down the center. Does this mean there will be time travel in the next installment or is the sword purely symbolic? The A.V. Club is calling Mark Wahlberg’s character of Cade Yeager the last knight in the upcoming film. Many believe Optimus Prime is the last knight because the logo uses the same sword he found and used in the last film. Now fans wonder if the upcoming film will focus on Cade Yeager or Optimus Prime as the last knight or if it will be someone else entirely, like maybe whoever owns that sword.
— The A.V. Club (@TheAVClub) May 17, 2016
Fans are excited about Paramount Pictures’ newest offering. Globally, the first four Transformers films have earned $3.7 billion. The most recent film in the franchise, Age of Extinction was the second-highest earner of all the movies and popularity for the franchise is still going strong.
Forbes is suggesting that the new movie title could be a major movie crossover hint. They pointed out that each Transformers movie logo has coincided with the lettering from the corresponding toy line. Is it possible that the Transformers franchise will work with Hasbro and bring in one of their characters? There have been more than one suggestion that the last knight might be Rom, a space knight who began as a toy in the 1970s and gained enough popularity to receive his own spinoff and comic book.
— IMDb (@IMDb) May 17, 2016
Transformers: The Last Knight is just one of a new trilogy for the franchise that is coming out in 2017. The production start date was just released, giving Mark Wahlberg and company just 12 months to film and put together the certain blockbuster. Following the upcoming release, there will also be a stand alone film about Bumblebee in 2018 before the franchise picks up again and starts working on Transformers 6, which will be released in 2019. That means fans of the blockbuster hits can expect a Transformers movie every year for the next three years.
What do you think of the new title Transformers: The Last Knight? In the comments section below, let us know who you think the storyline is referring to or if there is a possibility of a crossover in the upcoming film.
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