Michael Bay Welcomes Onslaught to Transformers: The Last Knight
Production is rolling along for Transformers: The Last Knight and director Michael Bay has confirmed a new addition to the robotic cast of the film with Onslaught. In the original cartoon, Onslaught was the leader of a group of military elite Decepticons called the Combaticons, though it remains to be seen if this is how he will be portrayed in the film. Check out the first photo of him in the gallery and a new video from the set in the player below!
The Transformers: The Last Knight cast is confirmed to include the return of Transformers: Age of Extinction star Mark Wahlberg as Cade Yeager, Josh Duhamel as Lieutenant Colonel Lennox, Tyrese Gibson as Robert Epps, as well as a new role for Isabela Moner (100 Things to Do Before High School, Growing Up Fisher) as the film’s female lead, Izabella. Jerrod Carmichael, Laura Haddock and Santiago Cabrera also have roles, with Sir Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs, Thor) playing an unspecified role.
A few of the titular robots in disguise have also been confirmed to return, including Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Drift, and newcomer Sqweeks for the Autobots, and Megatron and Barricade for the Decepticons.
Michael Bay returns to the director’s chair for the film, which is written by Iron Man scribes Art Marcum & Matt Holloway and Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down). Ian Bryce, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Don Murphy and Tom DeSanto will produce the sequel.
Transformers: The Last Knight will debut in theaters on June 23, 2017. Plans for the franchise already include a Bumblebee spin-off film to be released June 8, 2018 and the sixth Transformers movie set to debut June 28, 2019.