Stanley Tucci Returns for More Transformers

Stanley Tucci recently confirmed that he is on board for "Transformers: The Last Knight," the next entry in the Transformers live action movie universe, as reported by Variety. You'll recall that Tucci played Joshua Joyce in "Transformers: Age of Extinction;" not an out-and-out villain, but the architect behind the events that allow the most villainous characters to run amok.

Currently in production, "Transformers: The Last Knight" is the fifth entry in the film franchise, and the fifth to be directed by Michael Bay. The plot for the sequel is currently unknown, though promotional images featuring Autobot leader Optimus Prime have been released. This film will also serve as the setup for a "Bumblebee" spinoff film, and several sequels to expand into a shared Transformers movie universe a la Marvel and DC Comics' current cinematic endeavors.

Mark Wahlberg, Tyrese Gibson, and Josh Duhamel will reprse their roles for the film as Cade Yeager, Robert Epps and Lt. Colonel William Lennox, respectively. The movie's voice cast will include Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime and Frank Welker as Megatron; Cullen and Welker have voiced the characters since the "Transformers" cartoon in the 1980s.

"Transformers: The Last Knight" is scheduled for release on June 23, 2017, and will also feature Jerrod Carmichael, Anthony Hopkins, John Goodman and Ken Watanabe.

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