Transformers: The Last Knight is filled to the brim with old meets new. For starters, this is the first time cast members from the original trilogy and the fourth film are going to be sharing screen time. Characters like Colonel Lennox (Josh Duhamel) and Sergeant Robert Epps (Tyrese Gibson) will be joining Cade Yager (Mark Wahlberg) and Joshua Joyce (Stanley Tucci) along with a host of new characters for this fifth installment.
As the film takes a look at the long history of the war between Autobots and Decepticons, Transformers: The Last Knight goes back in time to Nazi occupied Germany and even further back to the legendary King Arthur. Much of the vehicular cast are returning from previous films, and fans will finally see Hot Rod come to life on the big screen as he makes his non-animated debut. Filming began in Detroit before moving to Cuba and now London where we continue to see behind the scenes photos emerge from production.
Transformers of all kinds appear to be quite comfortable on the streets of London as filming moves to the area near Buckingham Palace in these new set photos posted on ComingSoon.net. Here we see Bumblebee and Hot Rod meet up after Bee has been chased through the streets by Decepticon Barricade. One Twitter user, @eleanorxsenga, grabbed a very short video of the cars in motion near the Royal residence.
Of course, the set photos only show Transformers in vehicle mode, but could the final cut actually have robot battles with Buckingham Palace as their backdrop? If what little plot details we have prove to be true, what a contrast it would be to see Autobots, Decepticons, or even Dinobots back in the medieval times of King Arthur and Merlin. Given next to nothing is known about Anthony Hopkins’ role in the film, fans could be in for a real treat as the franchise crosses over into historical fiction territory.
Transformers: The Last Knight will likely still be a massive box office success as it tries to shake off the overwhelmingly negative reception that Age of Extinction received. Regardless of the film’s story, it looks like audiences still love the idea of robots in disguise seeing as how despite poor reviews, the previous two films have grossed over $1 billion in worldwide box office sales.
Transformers: The Last Knight hits theaters on June 23, 2017. Next up is the Bumblebee spin-off film on June 8, 2018, followed by Transformers 6 on June 28, 2019.