As production on Transformers: The Last Knight has shifted from Detroit to the U.K., new photos have arrived giving us our first look at Mark Wahlberg and Laura Haddock on set. These latest behind-the-scenes images also give us a sneak peek at Bumblebee in action on the streets of London, along with a first glimpse at Hot Rod. For now, it appears that the country is safe from director Michael Bay's explosive ways, but we don't know what other scenes are being filmed here in the future.
Several Twitter users debuted these photos of Mark Wahlberg and Laura Haddock, who announced her own casting in Transformers: The Last Knight on Twitter a few weeks ago. At the time, Laura Haddock revealed her excitement to be working alongside one of her idols from the 80s, Optimus Prime, while poking fun at co-star Mark Wahlberg, stating he's a "pretty big deal" as well. No details were given about her character. Mark Wahlberg is reprising his Cade Yeager role from 2014's Transformers: Age of Extinction.
Another photo from the London set reveals what appears to be our first look at the vehicle that will represent the Autobot Hot Rod. We got our first look at Hot Rod in robot mode through an illustration that debuted last month, which also explained that he is Bumblebee's "brother-in-arms," described as a "Brash, Slightly Arrogant, Protector." We're not sure if the vehicle seen in these images is in fact Hot Rod, but it certainly does look similar to the robot mode photo from earlier.
Hot Rod isn't the only familiar robot in disguise returning for Transformers: The Last Knight. Autobots Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Drift, Crosshairs will return along with Decepticons Megatron and Barricade. This sequel will also introduce the Combaticon Onslaught and a transforming Vespa known as Squeeks. They will join a human cast that also includes Isabela Moner, Jerrod Carmichael, Anthony Hopkins, along with returning stars Josh Duhamel (Lennox) and Tyrese Gibson (Epps).
Michael Bay is directing from a script by Art Marcum, Matt Holloway and Ken Nolan. It was recently confirmed that this story will tie into the legendary tales of King Arthur and Merlin, with Liam Garrigan and Santiago Cabrera playing Arthur and Merlin respectively. Take a look at the latest photos from the Transformers: The Last Knight set, as production continues towards its June 23, 2017 release date.
Primes imágenes de Laura Haddock junto a Bumblebee y Mark Wahlberg en el rodaje de Transformers 5 pic.twitter.com/ZcgL00KcQd— AlbaCinema (@AlbacinemaGT) September 6, 2016