Paramount Pictures has shifted the release date of “Transformers: The Last Knight” from Friday, June 23, to Wednesday, June 21.
The franchise has proved a major money-maker for the studio, with the first four films earning a collective $3.77 billion worldwide. The most recent entry, 2014’s “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” hauled in an impressive $1 billion despite less-than-stellar reviews.
“The Last Knight” will be first film to emerge from Paramount’s television-style “writers’ room,” which has begun development of a staggering 14 “Transformers” stories.
Michael Bay’s fifth and purportedly final “Transformers” film as director, “The Last Knight” promises to shatter some core myths while answering one of the key questions of the franchise: Why to the robots in disguise keep returning to Earth?
“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.
“Transformers: The Last Knight” stars franchise veterans Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson and John Turturro, joined by newcomers Isabela Moner, Liam Garrigan, Jerrod Carmichael, Mitch Pileggi, Laura Haddock, Santago Cabrera and Anthony Hopkins.