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Times are tough in the ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ trailer

So many robots

Paramount Pictures released a new trailer for “Transformers: The Last Knight,” offering new more clips of the blockbuster before it hits theaters later this summer. The new installment, once again directed by Michael Bay, will star Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Anthony Hopkins, Laura Haddock, Jerrod Carmichael, Isabela Moner and Santiago Cabrera.

Filmed with IMAX 3D cameras, “The Last Knight” focuses on the core myths of the Transformers franchise, and “redefines what it means to be a hero” according to the studio. In the new story, the humans and the Transformers are at war, and Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving humanity’s future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of the Transformers that have been hiding 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).

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. Heroes will become villains. Only one world will survive: theirs, or ours.”

Since the first installment, which released in theaters back in 2007, the franchise has been an ongoing success for Paramount Pictures. The first film, simply called “Transformers,” grossed $319M domestically before reaching $709M globally. The sequel broke that record, grossing $402M here at home, and over $836M worldwide. The third installment was the first to break $1B worldwide, “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” finished its theatrical run with a $1.12B gross. “Transformers: Age of Extinction” also hit the $1B mark, but failed to keep the upward trend going. The film maxed at $1.1B worldwide, just short of an all-time high for the franchise.

The fifth film in the franchise is set to open in theaters on June 23, 2017