Between director Michael Bay's personal website and the social media channels for Transformers: The Last Knight, there have been a slew of updates from the set, whether it be photos introducing new characters, or videos featuring new scenes being shot. Ever since filming started last month, Michael Bay has been sending out official photos of the new Autobots and Decepticons that will be featured in this sequel, and today we have another new vehicle reveal. The director gave us our first look at a new Decepticon known as Onslaught.
The photo debuted at MichaelBay.com, although the director wouldn't reveal any further details about this character. Fans of the original animated series may remember Onslaught as the leader of a group known as the Combaticons, who would all turn into the combined massive robot known as Bruticus. We don't know for sure if the Combaticons or Bruticus will be featured in this new live-action story or not.
Last week, the official Transformers franchise Facebook page debuted a new video from the set, which featured a massive highway explosion. Today we have yet another video, which isn't quite as action-packed, but features Michael Bay in pursuit of the "perfect shot." We can see the director watching the action from a truck equipped with cameras and monitors, but we can't actually see the action itself. The director reveals that a crash has taken place, as we can hear a few unidentified characters trying to make it out of the unseen wreckage in once piece.
The Last Knight centers on Optimus Prime, who has been searching through the cosmos for the Quintessons, the beings believed to be responsible for the creation of the Transformers race. Meanwhile back on Earth, Wahlberg's Cade Yeager will be facing a new alien threat that brings Josh Duhamel's Lennox and Tyrese Gibson's Epps back into duty. Isabela Moner has signed on as the female lead, though no character details have been revealed. The supporting cast also includes Jerod Carmichael, Laura Haddock and Anthony Hopkins, but we don't know much about what characters they're playing yet.
Michael Bay is directing from a script by Iron Man writers Art Marcum & Matt Holloway. They are joined by Black Hawk Down writer Ken Nolan on the screenplay. The team were part of Paramount's writer's room that generated several ideas for Transformers sequels and spinoffs. The studio has already announced a Bumblebee spinoff, which is set to hit theaters on June 8, 2018. This movie will tell the never before heard origin of Bumblebee, although no specifics have been given. While we wait for more updates, take a look at this photo featuring Onslaught, along with the latest video from the set of Transformers: The Last Knight.