Transformers: The Last Knight is more than the latest installment of the Michael Bay franchise. Bay's final chapter of the saga is actually the springboard to a much bigger Transformers movie universe, which is already being filled with additional sequels and some big prequel spinoffs.
Helping to guide this expansion of the Transformers cinematic universe is producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, who sat down with Comicbook.com at the press day for Transformers: The Last Knight, to talk about a particularly big reveal in the film, that will have major impact on the franchise's next chapter.
You can read on or watch the video above for di Bonaventura's thoughts on where the Transformers movie franchise is headed after the revelations of The Last Knight - but be warned, MAJOR SPOILERS FOLLOW!
A New World Opens
One of several big twists in Transformers: The Last Knight is the revelation that Earth, itself, is actually a planet-sized Transformer - an ancient Transformers God known as Unicron.
Unicron is one of the most famous and iconic villains in the franchise - and was the "big bad" featured in the 1986 Transformer animated movie. This movie version of Unicron is certainly a new take - but producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura thinks it's the key to opening many, many, new doors to a big, wide, Transformers movie universe.
When we asked di Bonaventura where things go from here, he had the following response:
"One of the things we discovered in trying to do this movie was we can open the mythology to a lot more things. And so in this one we get Arthurian Legend. Unicron gets... It's more the tease of Unicron than it is really the face of it.
On every movie we're trying to give the fans things they love about the series. Unicron was obviously something that the fans wanted to have us acknowledge, and I think we can almost go anywhere now - now that we've been able to figure out we can go to the Middle Ages; we can go to World War II, you know. So I think it's going to be really opening up the series."prevnext
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SYNOPSIS: 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 lord (Anthony Hopkins) and an Oxford professor (Laura Haddock) to save the world.
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.0comments
Transformers: The Last Knight opens in theaters on June 21, 2017.
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