Many conflicting reports about the future of the Transformers franchise have become public in the lead-up to the release of the latest film, with Michael Bay reportedly not returning for a sixth film, while also claiming that the writers' room has the concepts to at least 14 more films. We know that we'll be getting a spin-off film based on the Transformer Bumblebee that will be set in the '80s, but other spin-offs and sequels will most likely be dependent on the success of The Last Knight.
Screen Rant recently asked producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura about whether or not future films will detail the remaining secrets about the history of the robots, replying, "No, not necessarily. We have some ideas but that may or may not play out in the next movie."
"We’re really waiting to see how the audience responds to this movie and what elements they really love because one of the things we found was – as filmmakers – that there was great freedom suddenly to break sort of the simplistic Decepticons vs. Autobots," he added. "And now, Arthurian legend, now Knights, and now humans have a role, and that was really exciting for us so I think we want to keep pushing out. So I don’t think you can anticipate necessarily that we’ll do a movie in sequence."
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The franchise has earned roughly $3.7 billion worldwide, with the latest film most likely being another success, despite it being projected to only take in around $60 million in its opening five days.
In Transformers: The Last Knight, humans are at war with the Transformers, and Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving the future lies buried in the secrets of the past and the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Now, it's up to the unlikely alliance of Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg), Bumblebee, an English
Transformers: The Last Knight is directed by Michael Bay. The film stars Mark Wahlberg and Stanley Tucci reprising their roles from Transformers: Age of Extinction, with Josh Duhamel, and John Turturro reprising roles from the first three Transformers movies.
Transformers: The Last Knight's voice cast includes Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime, John Goodman as Hound, and John DiMaggio as Crosshairs. Other transformers appearing the film include Bumblebee, Drift, Hot Rod, Cogman, Canopy, Sqweeks, Grimlock, Megatron, Barricade, Onslaught, Hooligan, and Mohawk.
Transformers: The Last Knight is now in theaters.