SPOILER WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Transformers: The Last Knight, in theaters now.
So, Transformers: The Last Knight has a post-credits scene — and while it’s nothing groundbreaking, it does indicate who could be the villain in the next series installment. But before we get to that, let’s go over what the film reveals about Transformers mythology overall.
In The Last Knight it’s revealed that Earth is in fact Unicron — the primary antagonist in 1986’s animated Transformers: The Movie. The central plot of the film hinges on the villainous Quintessa — the Creator of the Transformers — manipulating Optimus into destroying Unicron, for the purpose of harnessing its energy to restore Cyberton.
Of course, Quintessa is defeated by the film’s end, and Earth’s — therefore Unicron’s — destruction is averted. That is, until the post-credit scene reveals Quintessa is indeed alive. The scene plays out like this: Earth’s scientists are studying the Cybertronian structures that emerged from the planet’s surface in the wake of the film’s events. Then, a traveler emerges — seemingly a non-threatening woman, dressed in blue, approaches them and says she has the knowledge needed to destroy this new affliction on their planet, indicating that “he” — referring to Unicron’s horns — doesn’t like to be touched. After this moment, a shimmer moves across the woman’s face, revealing that this is only a human facade for Quintessa.
This suggests Quintessa isn’t done with her plan, as she’s still very much intent on meddling with Earth (Unicron) for the purposes of utter destruction and the restoration of Cybertron.
But what exactly is Unicron, and how could it play a role in the next Transformers film?
Unicron, as it’s suggested, is a planet-sized Trasnformer that can consume entire planets. Its origins precede the dawn of time, as he was created by a being known as “The One” as a representation of utter chaos. Unicron has a twin brother, Primus, a force of good, and his polar opposite. In Transformers lore, Unicron has the ability to possess other Transformers — much like Quintessa did to Optimus Prime in The Last Knight — whether they be Autobots or Decepticons.
How exactly Unicron comes into play in the next Transformers film is still a mystery at this point. But his mere inclusion in the live-action franchise’s mythology spells a major cataclysmic threat in the next installment.
In theaters now, 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.
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