There's a lot of mystery surrounding the plot of the fifth Transformers movie.
Director Michael Bay established a writers room filled with talented minds to help establish the lore and mythos behind the Transformers cinematic universe in preparation of Transformers: The Last Knight, mining the franchise's history to propel it into the future.
And though we knew the latest Transformers film would reveal Earth's history with Cybertron, bringing back the Dinobots while exploring humankind's early alliance with the Transformers during medieval times, we only recently learned the film would also bring in the Quintessons as revealed by the latest trailer.
It looks like the film is bringing even more lore from franchise history as Hasbro just unveiled one of the film's biggest threats in the form of a new Combiner referred to as Infernocus.
The 5-bot Combiner consists of Infernocon demons named Skulk, Rupture, Thrash, Gorge, and Gulg, who are described as protectors of the mysterious sorceress named Quintessa.
Combiners are a major part of series lore, recently playing a huge role in the IDW Transformers comic book crossover event the Combiner Wars. Consisting of smaller bots that all make different parts of a whole, the Combiners are considered super weapons in the Transformers universe and usually have their own personalities when in their assembled forms.
It will be interesting to learn how the Infernocon Combiners play into the war between Transformers and humans on planet Earth, and how Optimus Prime plays into the conflict. It appears that the Combiners might play into the first Transformers on earth and their alliance with the old knights in battle, as more toys reveal the three bots combine to form Dragonstorm.
The fact that Bay and the new writers room is continuing to mine some of the most beloved aspects in Transformers lore is certainly encouraging for the future of the franchise, especially if Bay plans on leaving the director's chair after the latest film.
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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.
Based on Hasbro's Transformers toy line, Transformers: The Last Knight is the fifth installment of the live-action Transformers film series, following directly after 2014's Transformers: Age of Extinction.
Transformers: The Last Knight is directed by Michael Bay, who has directed all five films in the series so far. Bay has stated that this will be his final film for the franchise.
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.
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.