On Saturday, while receiving a career tribute at the Deauville Film Festival (Paris, France), Stanley Tucci confirmed that he will be reprising the role of Joshua Joyce, the head of Kinetic Solutions Incorporated (KSI), for Transformers: The Last Knight.
The one-time Academy Award nominee and two-time Emmy-winning actor made his debut in Paramount and Hasbro's Transformers Cinematic Universe in 2014's Age of Extinction. His character, who Tucci portrayed as an egomaniac, was responsible for KSI dissecting Autobots so that the company could manufacture human-engineered Transformers.
Tucci's other acting credits include The Devil Wears Prada, The Hunger Games, Beauty and the Beast, BoJack Horseman, and Spotlight.
The cast of Transformers: The Last Knight will feature 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, and Tyrese Gibson ("Furious 7") as Robert Epps, as well as Jerrod Carmichael ("Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising"), Anthony Hopkins ("Thor: The Dark World"), and of course, Peter Cullen as the voice of Optimus Prime.
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.
Transformers: The Last Knight is set for release June 23, 2017.