The wheels continue to roll on Transformers 5, as not only has an official title been confirmed; another name has been added to the cast list – and it’s a familiar one.
First up, the film’s title will be Transformers: The Last Knight. Judging by the Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (below) posts that have been thrown our way, we’re going to hazard a guess and say that the ‘Last Knight’ of the title will be Optimus Prime himself, although there’s always the possibility that we could end up being surprised, with other theories from the comics pointing to either the Knights’ Temenos or the Knights of Cybertron as possible inspirations.
Regardless, returning director Michael Bay seems happy, as evidenced by the below tweet:
— Michael Bay (@michaelbay) May 16, 2016
But that’s not all. Also of welcome news to Transformers fans is the news that Josh Duhamel will return to the series, having taken a break for fourth instalment Age Of Extinction, to reprise his role as Lieutanant Colonel Lennox, who after surviving the fight in the first movie, ends up becoming one of the lead members of the human/Transformers liaison force that is set up.
There’s no word yet as to exactly how important his role will be, but considering Hasbro’s known intentions to set up an entire cinematic universe for the series, we have a feeling that we could be seeing a lot more of him.
He joins a cast that already includes Mark Wahlberg, Isabela Moner, Jerrod Carmichael and Peter Cullen as the voice of Optimus Prime. Michael Bay is back as director, working from a script by writing army Andrew Barrer, Lindsey Beer, Gabriel Ferrari, Matt Holloway, Art Marcum, Ken Nolan, Zak Penn, Jeff Pinkner and Geneva Robertson-Dworet.
Transformers: The Last Knight will be released in cinemas on 23 June 2017. For more news about the biggest movies, pick up the new issue of SciFiNow.