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Transformers: The Last Knight introduces a slew of new and/or iconic franchise characters into the movie mythos, and one of the biggest being Quintessa, the supposed Cybertonian Goddess of Life. Early on in the film, Quintessa captures Optimus Prime and transforms him into an evil alter-ego, Nemesis Prime, with a mission to lead her to Earth. As his "maker" Prime has no choice to obey.
The premise of who and what Quintessa is seems pretty straight forward throughout most of The Last Knight's story; however, the Transformers 5 post-credit scene throws a big twist about Quintessa's character into the mix.
Read on to see what Transformers movie producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura revealed about that the big twist in Quintessa's character - and the massive implications it could have for the franchise mythos, going forward.
Warning! MAJOR SPOILERS Follow!
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As you can see above in Comicbook.com's interview with Lorenzo di Bonaventura, the Transformers producer teases another big twist in the Transformers origin story.
When asked what significance the big reveal in The Last Knight's post-credit scene will have on the next Transformers movie, di Bonaventura had the following tease:
"You never know, that's part of what the discovery is gonna be. But actually, if you look at the mythology, the mythology of The Quintessa is that she very well and was probably human. So when you go back in time and go through that 6 billion years of mythology, there's certainly a current of thought within it that says she was a human character and perhaps was actually the first one who built the Transformers. So ironically, if that's accurate, then humans built Transformers."
While that sounds like it would be an interesting turn of events, it does create a possible contradiction:
If the Transformers have been on Earth since the time of the Dinosaurs (i.e., long before homo sapiens), but the Transformers were actually created by a human (Quintessa), then how/where did humans exist for millions of years before they emerged as the dominate race of Earth?
It would be a tricky line to walk to retro-fit human evolution with an extraterrestrial origin story; Ridley Scott tried as much with Prometheus, and the results were less than stellar.prevnext
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SYNOPSIS: Transformers: 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.
Mark Wahlberg and Stanley Tucci will reprise their roles from Transformers: Age of Extinction. Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, and John Turturro reprise their roles for the first three Transformers movies. The film also stars Isabela Moner, Laura Haddock, Anthony Hopkins, Santiago Cabrera, Liam Garrigan, Jerrod Carmichael, and Mitch Pileggi.0comments
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.
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