After the mess that was Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Paramount Pictures and Michael Bay had to do right by the live-action Hasbro movie franchise with their trilogy closer. At the time, back in 2009, everyone involved was teasing how the third entry – later titled Transformers: Dark of the Moon – would go “bigger” and we immediately suggested a way to change things up and introducing the biggest Cybertronian character of them all: Unicron.
We don’t know if Unicron will appear in Transformers: The Last Knight even though we visited the set of the production this summer, but there is something in the film’s teaser trailer that offers familiar imagery that could very well be this character.
In Transformers lore, Unicron can almost be considered a god. His villainous purpose in life is simply to consume everything, and his power comes from eating stars, planets, and other celestial bodies. The origins of Unicron and his twin involve next-level sci-fi stuff, even by Transformers standards, but the character did have a major part to play in the original 1986 animated Transformers movie (voiced by Orson Welles). Sooner or later, with Paramount Pictures assembling a massive writers room of top Hollywood talent to plan out and endless series of annual Transformers films, we will meet Unicron, but it’s possible – however slim the chance may be – that this shot from the Transformers 5 teaser trailer is Unicron:
At this point we don’t know what this is, but it doesn’t look like something that’ll take the shape of a bipedal, horn-spouting “Lord of Chaos”.
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