The new Transformers: The Last Knight trailer revealed a rather telling plotline for the new film and that is Optimus Prime is now a bad guy. That seems to be the theme of Hollywood for the coming year as even Dominic Toretto is now on the side of evil judging by the new Fate of the Furious trailer.
Obviously, there could be more to the whole scenario as both central figures and heroes could have been programmed or brainwashed or blackmailed into becoming evil. But in the case of Transformers: The Last Knight, the turn of Optimus Prime could be a little bit more serious.
In the latest promo poster, there’s an ominous statement being flashed, which asks fans to “Rethink Your Heroes”. And it’s accompanied by an image of the Autobot leader standing over a fallen Bumblebee.
You got to wonder if this latest instalment to the Transformers franchise will see either Bumblebee or Optimus Prime or even both characters bite the proverbial bullet. But judging by the latest trailer alone, it seems that Transformers: The Last Knight is taking the Transformers universe into a rather dark territory.
Transformers: The Last Knight opens June 2017 and stars Mark Wahlberg, Laura Haddock, Stanley Tucci, Jerrod Carmichael, John Goodman, John Turturro, Josh Duhamel, Isabela Moner, Gil Birmingham, and Jean Dujardin.