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Whether or not you agree with the Transformers movies, the franchise has been successful enough to produce four films. Michael Bay, Hasbro and Paramount Pictures have all clearly gained something from the decade of films. And there are no signs of stopping with the teaser for the fifth installment in the series The Last Knight either.
This time, according to the new teaser, we’re moving away from the established canon of the previous Transformers films. Instead of focusing on the war between the Autobots and the Decepticons, we’ll be looking at our own history differently.
Watch the teaser below:
In the teaser, we see a Transformer in the background of every historical conflict as Anthony Hopkins announces that there is, in fact, a secret history of the Transformers. Yes, a secret history. Somehow the huge metal aliens have kept their secret past hidden for four films. It’s unclear exactly what they’ve kept hidden though. We’ll hopefully get the answers when The Last Knight officially drops.
As well as a new teaser, the guys over at Collider have provided a new synopsis for The Last Knight:
Prepare to rethink your history.
The Last Knight shatters the core myths of the Transformers franchise, and redefines what it means to be a hero. Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg); Bumblebee; an English Lord (Sir Anthony Hopkins); and an Oxford Professor (Laura Haddock). There comes a moment in everyone’s life when we are called upon to make a difference. In Transformers: The Last Knight, the hunted will become heroes. Heroes will become villains. Only one world will survive: theirs, or ours.
Should Michael Bay and Paramount be changing the Transformers canon? After all, it was the original plot and the backstory around the Transformers that brought them fame. By turning away from the war between the Autobots and the Decepticons, removing Optimus Prime for at least part of the movie and focusing more on King Arthur and the Nazis, is the franchise losing the plot?
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