The latest TV spot for Paramount’s Transformers: The Last Knight previews more of the film’s intense action sequences. In one of the most packed blockbuster seasons to come along in quite a few years too, The Last Knight stands out as one of a couple wild card titles hitting theaters over the next few months. Apparently set to be director Michael Bay’s last Transformers film, the fifth installment in the series’ main saga is shaping up to be its most ambitious to date, bringing back Optimus Prime from the dead, and turning him against humanity, as he looks to find redemption in the eyes of his Cybertronian creators, by destroying Earth and bringing Cybertron back to life again.
The unexpected left turn in Optimus’ character arc has been the main focal point in Paramount’s marketing for Transformers: The Last Knight up until this point, and it’s not hard to see why either. But the film also boasts an exciting array of both new and returning Transformers characters – and right at the top of that list, is Dragonstorm.
With only a couple more months to go until The Last Knight is released in theaters, Paramount has officially released a brand new TV spot for the film. And while it’s hard to really digest or get much from the teaser – which is mostly comprised of just quick action shots from the film’s complex action set pieces – it does offer possibly the best look at Dragonstorm in action that we’ve gotten yet. Take a look at the promo for yourself in the space above.
In addition to the Dragonstorm moments from the teaser, the small promo also features some brief, but exciting new shots from the film’s climactic showdown between Optimus and Bumblebee, his loyal, second-in-command. Combined with Mark Wahlberg’s Cade Yeager trying desperately to reason with Prime, saying he refuses to give up on the once admired Autobot leader, and it’s already looking more and more like The Last Knight could have more emotion than any of the previous live-action Transformers films have been able to capture yet.
If so, then it looks as though Paramount’s now-infamous decision to mine their future Transformers movies out of a giant writers room – comprised of some of the most talented screenwriters working in the industry nowadays – may already be paying off in big ways for the studio. Between the unexpected creative directions of The Last Knight and the current development process on the Bumblebee spin-off, the Transformers franchise is heading into completely unknown territory right now. All that’s left to be seen is if The Last Knight is able to be the first film to turn the quality of the franchise around again – or if it’ll be one final, disappointing outing from Bay and co.
KEY RELEASE DATES
Transformers 5/Transformers: The Last Knight release date: Jun 21, 2017
Bumblebee release date: Jun 8, 2018