This Sunday, the new trailer for Transformers: The Last Knight is getting one of the prime ad spots during the Super Bowl. Director Michael Bay has been shepherding the live-action franchise for over a decade now, although he’s spent the last few years promising to move on. This time, Bay may really be serious about stepping aside from the Robots in Disguise, and it could mean the final chapter of his Transformers run as well as a new beginning. Today’s Nerdist News is opening the AllSpark for answers!
Join host, and Sam Witwicky’s distant cousin, Jessica Chobot, as she goes through Michael Bay’s latest message for Transformers fans and the newly released synopsis for The Last Knight. On his official site, Bay wrote:
I’ve been living in this franchise for over 10 years now. For Transformers: The Last Knight, we put together a writers’ room designed to greatly expand our mythology, integrating our films in a whole new way. Every movie will interlink … I can safely say that there’s never been a Transformers film with the huge visual scope and expansive mythology as this movie, The Last Knight.
We’ve known for a while that the Transformers movies were getting their own cinematic universe, including a Bumblebee solo movie. But could the series also be venturing into the Hasbro Cinematic Universe as well? A G.I. Joe and Transformers crossover seems inevitable. As for The Last Knight, we can’t help but notice that the film is teasing a dark turn for Optimus Prime while also introducing his successor, Hot Rod. If Hot Rod becomes Rodimus Prime, does this mean that Optimus will finally be killed off for good? Because that would definitely close the door on the Bay era, while leaving Rodimus to lead the Autobots in the era that follows.
Are you eager to see the Transformers cinematic universe crossover with G.I. Joe and the other Hasbro movies? Roll out and let’s discuss in the comment section below!