Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for Transformers: The Last Knight, the fifth film in the Transformers franchise. Once again directed by Michael Bay, the film expands the mythology of the Transformers universe by introducing a medieval-centric backstory, with Mark Wahlberg reprising his lead role from Transformers: Age of Extinction.
The Last Knight looks like it has the goods. Big explosions and bots galore — Autobots, Dinobots, and even a cute little new guy named Squeeks. I gotta say, the girl power message in this trailer rings a little hollow considering Bay’s track record with female characters, but if he’s upgrading from scantily clad sexpots to a badass young girl, that’s definitely a step in the right direction.
Here’s the official synopsis for Transformers: The Last Knight:
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).
Watch the new Transformers: The Last Knight trailer below. The film also stars Laura Haddock, Stanley Tucci, Jerrod Carmichael, John Goodman, John Turturro, Josh Duhamel, Isabela Moner, Gil Birmingham, and Jean Dujardin. Transformers: The Last Knight opens in theaters on June 23, 2017.