The studio has finally given fans a peek at what Transformers: The Last Knight will ultimately be, and while it isn't the focal point of the film, part of that will be a platform for future movies.
Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura spoke to ScreenRant during a recent set visit about the anticipated film, and that there will be seeds in the movie for the expanded universe, but they are trying to keep the focus on this movie in particular. When asked if there are direct connections to the Bumblebee spinoff and other films, he said "Sometimes is the answer. It’s not always, because I think then it feels like you’re really trying to widget it all together, and it becomes a little too neat. But I think, I don’t think, I know – some of the things will have a very direct relationship. You’ll see some things in here that are laying a pipe. You won’t necessarily know that it’s laying a pipe for another movie, but it is there."
He didn't give a specific number or references, but he did say "There’s probably, in a really meaningful way, two or three things in this movie that really have a meaningful aspect, and then there’s a bunch of little things. But we’re not making this movie to set up the other movies. That’s what I’m trying to say. If you get too carried away with that, you stop thinking about this movie. And this movie, the two lines of mythology give you freedom to go a lot of different places later on that may or may not directly relate to another movie, but it’s opening up the universe in a way that’s probably the most provocative, in terms of the movie. It’s opening a really large universe of what Transformers is, and where they’ve come from, and how we relate to them, and how they relate to themselves."
Transformers: The Last Knight is directed by Michael bay, and stars Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Isabela Moner, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, John Turturro, Liam Garrigan, Jerrod Carmichael, Mitch Pileggi, Laura Haddock, Santiago Cabrera, and Anthony Hopkins.
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Transformers: The Last Knight is set for release June 23, 2017.