Filmmaker Michael Bay has revealed another character from his forthcoming sequel Transformers: The Last Knight.
Not long after revealing that the film's villain will indeed be Megatron, Bay released an image today of young actor Isabela Moner with new character Squeeks.
The character doesn't have a 1:1 analogue in the source material, although he's an Autobot and looks a bit like he could be one of the Junkions. The Junkion leader, Wreck-Gar, first appeared in Transformers: The Movie, and transforms into a motorcycle. The Scooter or motorcycle that Squeeks seems to be could fit into that nicely, and it would play into the popular fan theory that Transformers: The Movie villain Unicron will be the Big Bad in The Last Knight.
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The movie will be the first to come out of Paramount's new writers room for the Transformersfranchise, that featured writers like Akiva Goldsman, Christina Hodson, Robert Kirkman, Zak Penn, Jeff Pinkner, and more. Bay returns to direct the film, which he says will be his last in production. He's been revealing information on his instagram account slowly this month. In the latest teaser, Megatron's face is accompanied by a strange guttural growling sound, not unlike what's been used for dinosaurs in other films.
The film is due out on June 23, 2017, a date previously held by Warner Bros.' Wonder Woman live-action film, which bumped its release up by a few weeks in response. It's the first of three films, including a Bumblebee spin-off and a proper Transformers 6 that came out of the writers room. With Optimus Prime heading into space at the end of Extinction, Bumblebee will be the leader of the Autobots on Earth at the start of this film.