Newcomer Isabela Moner takes center stage in a new trailer for “Transformers: The Last Knight.” The actress debuted the trailer on her Facebook page with the message, “Seeing ‘Beauty and the Beast’ this weekend? You may see a familiar face in a cool new preview for Transformers…”
The trailer begins with a group of kids entering a ravaged sports stadium, before we’re taken to Moner’s Izabella cuddling with baby Dinobots in a scrap yard. As she tells the viewer, she was just a normal kid before her world fell apart. From there, we see flashbacks to the time before Transformers entered her life and the present, as Canopy is attacked and she meets Mark Wahlberg’s Cade Yeager. The overall theme is that Izabella is one tough cookie, as action footage is inter-cut with her proclaiming, “Some kids used to tease me. They say, ‘You run like a girl. You throw like a girl. You fight like a girl.’ Fight like a girl? Yeah, I fight like a girl.”
“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.
The film sets the stage for the planned expansion of the $3.78 billion franchise that includes a “Bumblebee” spinoff slated for 2018, another “Transformers” sequel in 2019, and a possible origin movie for the constantly warring Autobots and Decepticons.
Michael Bay’s fifth and final franchise installment as director, “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. The film opens June 23.