"It has been said, through the ages, without sacrifice there can be no victory," Anthony Hopkins says in the first trailer for Transformers: The Last Knight. "Two species at war: one flesh, one metal. Optimus Prime has left us. One hundred billion trillion planets in the cosmos. You want to know, don't you? Why they keep coming here. And now, two worlds colliding. Only one survives."
At the end of the last Transformers film, Age of Extinction, Optimus told the Autobots to look after the Yeager family, and then he flew into space — with the Seed —and sent a message to the Creators, telling them he's coming for them. I'm sure we'll find in The Last Knight what happened when Optimus confronted the Creators. Based on the trailer, seeing Optimus fight and stab Bumblebee, I'll assume things didn't go all that well for the Autobots fearless leader.
In our gallery below, you can check out a huge gallery of stills from the new trailer.
The cast of Transformers: The Last Knight features Mark Wahlberg (Planet of the Apes) as Cade Yeager, Isabela Moner (100 Things To Do Before High School) as Izabella, Josh Duhamel (Life as We Know It) as Lieutenant Colonel William Lennox, John Turturro (The Big Lebowski) as Seymour Simmons, and Tyrese Gibson (Furious 7) as Robert Epps, as well as Jerrod Carmichael (Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising), Anthony Hopkins (Thor: The Dark World). The voice cast includes Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime and John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane) as Hound.
Michael Bay, who has directed the previous four installments in Transformers live-action film franchise, returns to direct the fifth installment. Transformers: The Last Knight was written by a trio of screenwriters: Art Marcum, Matt Holloway, and Ken Nolan.
The Paramount and Hasbro partnership is responsible for the worldwide blockbuster success of the Transformers franchise, which has earned $3.8 billion to-date, and whose films, directed by Bay, are amongst the highest grossing movies of all time.
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Transformers: The Last Knight is set for release June 23, 2017.