Earlier this year, Transformers fans were excited to learn that Paramount Pictures was planning to make a spin-off film starring Bumblebee. Details about the film have been kept quiet as the studio continues working on the project, but several updates were given by producer Lorenzo de Bonaventure following the recent wrapping of Transformers: The Last Knight.
In an interview with Collider, the producer was asked how the upcoming Transformers flick would lead into the Bumblebee standalone. He said, "You've got to be careful with that stuff, because then you start thinking about the other movies and not about the one you're making. I would say, we definitely spent some time going 'How does this link up and where are these other things going to go?'"
"So I think in their initial construction in the writer's room, and the initial sort of thinking, we spent a lot of time on that, thinking about the interrelationship." He went on to say, "some of the things will have a very direct relationship. You'll see some things in here that are laying a pipe. You won't necessarily know that it's laying a pipe for another movie, but it's there. So there's probably, in a really meaningful way, two or three things in this movie that really have a meaningful aspect…and then there's a bunch of little things. But we're not making this movie to set up the other movies."
The producer continued, saying, "Some of the things will have a very direct relationship. You'll see some things in here that are laying a pipe. You won't necessarily know that it's laying a pipe for another movie, but it's there."
The cast of Transformers: The Last Knight features 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, John Turturro (The Big Lebowski) as Seymour Simmons, and Tyrese Gibson (Furious 7) as Robert Epps, as well as Jerrod Carmichael (Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising), Anthony Hopkins (Thor: The Dark World). The voice cast includes Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime and John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane) as Hound.
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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.
Transformers: The Last Knight is set for release June 23, 2017.