“Two species at war; one flesh, one metal…Two worlds colliding. Only one survives.”
Director Michael Bay gives a hauntingly excellent first trailer for the 5th movie in the Transformers movie. He gives us what we really want to see–things exploding epically and robots beating each other up.
This movie takes place a few years after the last film, and once again features Mark Wahlberg as the main character. According to the producer, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, The Last Knight is going to reveal all of the secrets of the mythology.
He is quoted saying that the film will answer the following questions:
“[How the Transformers] were created, where did it start, where did they go from being a sort of a slave-race to a sentient race–we’re delving into that aspect of the mythology, so the characters that are involved in there are Megatron before he’s Megatron, Optimus before he’s Optimus, the Librarian, the Quintessons, there’s a whole group of things that have to do with how, in a sense, the Transformers were birthed, and also with how they were divided. What brought up the division, and what were the jealousies involved.”
Even more curiously, The Last Knight is said to have two parallel stories throughout the film, that end up tying and concluding together.
Di Bonaventura once again is quoted on this matter:
“They’re part of the same mythology, but the fact that these two pieces could interrelate, and have quite a span in time in which we’re trying to draw from–one is, in the Transformers’ mythology, billions of years ago, and one is hundreds of years ago, so in that sense, those two ideas came together. At first, we thought maybe they were two different movies, and then they came together.”
Thanks to the direction of the film, you shouldn’t have to see the prior films to understand this one. Perhaps this film will be the one to reboot the massive interest in the series that was seen after the release of the first.
This thrilling adventure is released on June 23rd of next year. Have you been a die-hard fan all along? Or are you cautiously optimistic about The Last Knight? Let us know!