If you're a fan of The Goldbergs, you know Optimus Prime died in the 1986 big screen animated release Transformers: The Movie. For a lot of fans, he never truly lived after that. It's hard to keep track of the character's full backstory, or know what is cannon. The live-action movie series plays fast and loose with his history. And a lot of fans, who've seen the sequels a great number of times, likely can't describe or explain everything the Autobots leader has been through. He's been badly damaged, killed, brought back to life, fused with the dead body of Jetfire, and impaled. He even tamed the Dinobots and rode them into battle. Transformers: Dark of the Moon sees him walking off into the sunset with BumbleeBee. When next we see him, in Transformers: Age of Extinction, he is a rusted out husk of a Semi that is revived by new hero Cade Yeager. The movie is basically a three hour prologue for Transformers 5, and sets up the main story arc. What is Transformers 5 going to be about? Optimus is going on a joinery to meet The Creators, a race of aliens who wiped out most of life on Earth over Sixty-five million years ago. He wants to return The Seed to them, a device that, when detonated, transforms all living things into Transformium. Optimus is looking to have it out with the Creators. And this will actually work in helping set up the many spinoffs that are planned. Will the Creators show up right away? Or will the movie follow Optimus' journey to find them, with the big Creators battle saved for the climactic third act?
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
This new story will feature the iconic medieval characters King Arthur (Liam Garrigan) and Merlin (Santiago Cabrera). While no plot details have been confirmed, it is believed that Transformers: The Last Knight will follow Optimus Prime as he returns to Earth in search of an artifact, which has ties to King Arthur and Merlin.
Winston Churchill and Nazis
Director Michael Bay's Transformers: The Last Knight found itself embroiled in a bit of controversy when set photos surfaced revealing the production had used the birthplace of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill as the site of a Nazi headquarters facility for this upcoming movie. Blenheim Palace, the historic birthplace of Winston Churchill, was seen drapped in large Nazi banners, while actors were seen wearing Nazi SS uniforms and other World War II vehicles were spotted near the location. British army veterans spoke out, claiming it was "disrespectful" to Winston Churchill, while others claimed he would be "turning in his grave." There will also be a scene with Autobot Hot Rod speeding up to the Queen's estate at Buckingham Palace. How Winson Churchill and the Nazis play into the plot has not yet been revealed.