Back in June, just a few weeks after production started on Transformers: The Last Knight, director Michael Bay unveiled the first look at a new robot in disguise, dubbed Sqweeks, who was seen in a photo alongside the director and actress Isabela Moner. Today we have a new glimpse at Sqweeks, which confirms that this robot is an Autobot, and its name is spelled "Sqweeks" instead of "Squeeks" as originally believed. This robot is also described as "a human's best friend".
This photo debuted on the official Twitter for the Transformers franchise, which recently posted a new photo of Drift before this Sqweeks image. We have previously seen some of our favorite Autobots and Decepticons such as Megatron, Bumblebee and Barricade. Production started in June, but we don't know how long filming is set to last for.
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 is playing the female lead, though no character details have been revealed. Jerrod Carmichael (NBC's The Carmichael Show) has also come aboard in an unspecified supporting role, possibly serving as this sequel's comedy relief.
Rumors surfaced earlier this summer that reveal Optimus Prime is searching for an "artifact" on Earth that could help bring his home planet of Cybertron back to life. The artifact is reportedly tied to the magician Merlin from King Arthur lore, but these details were never confirmed. However, that report also first revealed that there would be a Vespa named Sqweeks, along with another Transformer named Cogman, who has a British accent and transforms into a luxurious Aston-Martin. Since we now have our first look at Squeeks, perhaps we'll be seeing Cogman soon.
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. Oiginal trilogy stars Josh Duhamel returns as Lennox along with Tyrese Gibson as Epps. While the actors starred in the original trilogy, Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Transformers: Dark of the Moon, they didn't return for 2014's Transformers: Age of Extinction. Take a look at the latest photo from Transformers: The Last Night, arriving in theaters on June 23, 2017, along with the first two images of Sqweeks below.