Earlier today, Mark Wahlberg held a Q&A session with his fans on Facebook Live, to promote his new movie Deepwater Horizon, which hits theaters on September 30. He teased a big surprise for another new project, Transformers 5. When asked about the upcoming movie, he revealed there are just a few weeks left in production, before stating that fans will "go crazy" for the Mini-Dinobots. Here's what he had to say during the Q&A session below.
"Right now we're shooting in London. I'm in New York City right now, doing some press for Deepwater Horizon, then I'll fly back to London to finish up the last couple of weeks on Transformers 5. It's a cool new story, it's kind of like a man on the run. Sir Anthony Hopkins is also in the film. We got a cool new cast, cool new robots, cool new villains and some cool new Dinobots. I think you guys are really going to go crazy for the Mini-Dinobots."
While he wouldn't go into more detail on his Facebook video, hopefully we'll get to see these Mini-Dinobots soon. Director Michael Bay has often shared videos and photos from the set through social media throughout production, but it remains to be seen when we'll get our first official look at the Mini-Dinobots. With production winding down, perhaps we could see the first trailer soon, but nothing has been confirmed yet.
It's worth noting that a report surfaced in 2014, before Transformers: Age of Extinction hit theaters, which teased that the Dinobots would appear in that project, plus two more movies. That report didn't have any mention of the Mini-Dinobots, but we did get our first look at the massive full-sized Dinobots in Age of Extinction. How these Mini-Dinobots fit into the story remains to be seen, but the production has yet to release an official synopsis or other story details quite yet.
It was recently confirmed that this sequel will have some sort of connection to the iconic King Arthur (Liam Garrigan) and Merlin (Santiago Cabrera). The story reportedly follows Optimus Prime, who is searching for an artifact that is rumored to be connected to this medieval era. Michael Bay directs Transformers: The Last Knight from a script by Art Marcum, Matt Holloway and Ken Nolan with Paramount setting a June 23, 2017 release date. Take a look at Mark Wahlberg's Facebook Live video, and you can skip ahead to approximately the 2:55 mark for the actor's Transformers 5 segment.