Yesterday, Paramount and Hasbro confirmed that Transformers 5 is officially titled Transformers: The Last Knight. Now, they have announced that original Transformers star Josh Duhamel will return as Lieutenant Colonel Lennox for this fifth chapter in the series. The actor later confirmed the news on his personal Twitter page. He had this to say.
"Lieutenant Colonel Lennox reporting for duty. Let's do this. @michaelbay Great to be back. I think I remember... the big trailer's mine, right? Looking forward to it. Don't forget to bring your golf clubs."
The actor was introduced as Lieutenant Colonel Lennox in 2007's Transformers, and later returned in 2009's Revenge of the Fallen and 2011's Dark of the Moon, all directed by Michael Bay, who gives the actor a shout out in the tweets below. Duhamel didn't show up in 2014's Age of Extinction, which was supposed to work as a proper franchise reboot. Transformers 5 will pair Josh Duhamel and Mark Wahlberg on screen for the first time.
It's unclear if other original trilogy stars such as Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox will return for this next sequel, but that's entirely possible and has been rumored in the past. Fox was notoriously removed from the third movie and replaced by Rosie Huntington-Whiteley after comparing Bay to Hitler. The filmmaker and actress later made up, with Megan Fox now headlining the human side of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise.
William "Wild Bill" Lennox is a member of the United States Army Rangers. Now a seasoned officer, Lennox has the friendship and trust of the men under his command. He also has a wife and a daughter back home. Most importantly, he has earned the full trust of Autobots leader Optimus Prime. This latest sequel has Prime searching through the cosmos for the Quintessons, the beings believed to be responsible for the creation of the Transformers race. Meanwhile back at home, Wahlberg's Cade Yeager will be facing a new alien threat that brings Lennox back into duty.
Isabela Moner recently boarded the sequel as the female lead. She is best known for such indie movies as 100 Things to Do Before High School and Growing Up Fisher. The movie also landed Jerrod Carmichael from NBC's The Carmichael Show as the comedic relief this time out. Shooting will take place in Detroit, with various on-location shoots planned to take place throughout the world.
Iron Man writers Art Marcum & Matt Holloway are joined by Black Hawk Down writer Ken Nolan on the screenplay. Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Don Murphy and Tom DeSanto return to produce this highly anticipated sequel. Transformers 5 will be followed by a Bumblebee spin-off movie in 2018, before Transformers 6 hits theaters in 2019. More updates on The Last Knight are expected soon.