Josh Duhamel on 'Transformers: The Last Knight' and Training with Navy SEALs

You can hardly blame Michael Bay for continuing to work with the franchise, for it allows him to do what he does best and paint of the biggest canvas imaginable (reportedly 98% of the film was shot on IMAX cameras) - indeed, for all of the terrible dialogue, the preposterousness of the story and some hammy acting, it's Bay's penchant for all things action that gives The Last Knight it's saving grace. Speaking to Collider, Mark explained: "I am contracted for more but look, I signed on to make these movies with Michael". There's no way that almost 2,000 years of direct Transformer involvement is going to have been missed by the entire population, but that's just being pedantic, I know.

Do you plan to see Transformers The Last Knight? . In this episode, Cade discovers that the Transformers have been around since Arthurian times - cue the mud-spattered flashbacks - and it turns out he must carry the torch of knighthood into the present day. And now it seems like it's possible the latest Transformers star, Mark Wahlberg, won't be around for much longer.

When asked if he believed Bay was done with the series, the 44-year-oldsaid: "I think so".

The fifth "Transformers" movie shows the primordial relationship of Cybertron, home planet of the Transformers and Earth.

"Well we're going to shoot a prequel actually, a Bumblebee movie, which starts in August, so next summer we'll see a Bumblebee movie".

In space, Autobots leader Optimus Prime has been captured by his creator Quintessa, the firstborn and life giver of the Transformers, and has been brainwashed into becoming her servant.

Di Bonaventura confirmed the film will be set in 1985 which is an important year for the "Transformers" franchise as it was the year the toy line was first introduced.

The new film, out now, opens with a prologue battle sequence that finds King Arthur and his future Knights of the Round Table on the cusp of defeat against an encroaching horde.

Fortunately, one of those early Transformers has given Merlin a world-saving staff, which only Vivian Wembley (Laura Haddock, styled to look like an English Megan Fox) can use, according to Hopkins's wise academic, who's accompanied everywhere by a bargain-basement C-3PO voiced by Downton Abbey's Jim Carter.

In summary, the film is what you expect from every Transformers film. But is there a post-credits scene in Transformers: The Last Knight or not?

"The movie is shorter than the last one, though, and considerably more bearable", writes a relatively generous critic from The New York Times.

  • Salvatore Jensen