Anthony Hopkins – in character as Sir Edmund Burton – provides the voiceover for this new Transformers: The Last Knight trailer, and it sounds like he’s reading random entries from the big book of clichés: “These are troubled times… two worlds collide… You’re all that stand in its way… the greatest mission of them all… turn the tide of human history…” Meanwhile, Mark Wahlberg’s Cade Yeager can be seen flinging a big sword around, so what are the odds the line, “We must find Excalibur!” turns up in the film somewhere?
Oh, and we also get a brief glimpse of the Quintessons. We think.
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).
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.
Transformers: The Last Knight is released in the UK on 22 June.