There will be quite a few trailers making their TV debut during the Super Bowl this year, including a new one from “Transformers”. Earlier this week Lionsgate released the Super Bowl trailer for “Ghost in the Shell,” and today, Paramount released the trailer for “The Last Knight”.
Directed by Michael Bay, the new installment will star Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Laura Haddock, Jerrod Carmichael, Isabela Moner and Santiago Cabrera. The Last Knight “shatters the core myths of the Transformers franchise” according to the studio, and “redefines what it means to be a hero”. The robotic crew will win without their leader, in the film humans and Transformers are at war, but Optimus Prime is gone.
Saving the 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).
The studio teases the film stating, “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”.
Despite mediocre reviews from critics, the Transformers franchise has been a consistent hit for Paramount Pictures. The previous installment, called “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” made over $245.43M domestically before grossing $1.10B worldwide. The film before that, “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” made even more, topping $1.12B worldwide. Fans can watch the Super Bowl trailer below, or on the official Paramount YouTube channel.
In an open-letter from Director Michael Bay, the director talked about the franchise and bringing the latest story to the big-screen. Bay wrote, “We brought in Transformers historians from Hasbro to educate them on where Transformers has been – so that they could figure out where it can go.” Bay added, “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.”
The letter his continued work on the franchise itself, “It’s bittersweet for me. With every Transformers film, I’ve said it would be my last. I see the 120 million fans around the world who see these movies, the huge theme park lines to the ride and the amazing Make- A-Wish kids who visit my sets, and it somehow keeps drawing me back.”
Bay thanked fans adding, “I love doing these movies. This film was especially fun to shoot. But, this time might really be it. So I’m blowing this one out.”