Transformers 5 gets a teaser & a new name: The Last Knight

There was no way that Michael Bay would give a Transformers sequel just a numerical title. Why settle for Transformers 5 when you can have the newly-announced.... *drum roll*.... Transformers: The Last Knight! It certainly errs on the mysterious side of things. Is it a medieval reference? Or perhaps a spelling error? Most importantly, will it involve Batman? In all likelihood, none of the above. To coincide with the title announcement came a sneaky little teaser which makes a big ol' hint about who that last knight is. Check it out below:

Calling all #Autobots: Optimus Prime is ready for battle. Are you? #transformers

A photo posted by @transformersmovie on May 16, 2016 at 3:28pm PDT

Optimus Prime! He's the last knight! Maybe. He did acquire some period armor and a sword in the last film, Age of Extinction, before jetting off to space. Everyone knows that you can tell a knight by their armor, so, perhaps those new medieval duds inspired the name. Alas, the teaser itself doesn't drop any other tidbits. 

There's no footage from the fifth installment in the Transformers movie-verse as the movie doesn't start shooting until next month. The only thing we know so far - apart from its title - is that Bay will direct the sequel as his last ever Transformers film. After that, the franchise will continue forward with more follow-ups and spin-offs as part of a newly-spawned expanded universe that includes a dedicated Bumblebee film. 

Directed by Michael Bay and starring Mark Wahlberg and Jerrod Carmichael, Transformers: The Last Knight is scheduled to open in the US and UK on June 23, 2017.

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Gem Seddon

Gem Seddon is GamesRadar+'s west coast Entertainment News Reporter, working to keep all of you updated on all of the latest and greatest movies and shows on streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime. Outside of entertainment journalism, Gem can frequently be found writing about the alternative health and wellness industry, and obsessing over all things Aliens and Terminator on Twitter.