Unlike its predecessors, the new Transformers sequel is not carrying a run-of-the-mill title. The franchise has chosen to confer the fifth installment of the series with an official regal title, namely, “Transformers: The Last Knight.”
Paramount has yet to release official plot details, but it’s probably safe to say that the title is a direct reference to some hero from the Middle Ages. Collider learned the word ‘Knight’ here likely holds some connection to “The Knights’ Temenos,” an ancient ship once flown by legendary knights but was flown by the bounty hunter Lockdown. Optimus, it seemed, was one of these knights. In “Transformers: Age Of Extinction,” we found that he was a member of the mythological group known as the “Knights of Cybertron”, and later, he jet off into space in search of his creators . With all these knights, rides and possible clashes around, can we expect the upcoming sequel to be a medieval adventure? Will the plot portray an action-packed science fiction flick with medieval flavor?
The official Instagram account for “Transformers: The Last Knight” was launched shortly after Paramount sent out a press release about the new title, reports Screenrush.
The director of the next installment of the franchise will be Michael Bay. At the same time, Mark Wahlberg will reprise his role as Cade Yeager, the mechanic who stumbled upon an Autobot amid a pile of junk. Comedian Jerrod Carmichael (Neighbors) was recently added to the cast, along with Nickelodeon star Isabela Moner as the new female lead. Art Marcum (Iron Man), Matt Holloway (Iron Man) and Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down) penned the script. The sequel will also feature the skills of John Wick cinematographer John Sela.
It’ll be exciting to see what brings the legendary Optimus Prime back to Earth and the aftermath of his visit.
Transformers: The Last Knight is scheduled for release on June 23, 2017, while production is expected to start June 6 in Detroit.