Dec 11, 2016 02:36 AM EST

'Transformers: The Last Knight' Release Date, Latest News & Update: What You Need to Know

"Transformers: The Last Knight" seems to represent the peak of audience exhaustion of Hollywood's worst urges in the present time when studios are struggling to look for new routes in making a profit. The previous Transformers film, Age of Extinction, was a disappointment. According to The Atlantic, it made $245 million (which sounds like an enormous sum. The thing is, it cost them more to market this film. Apart from the booming voice of Hopkins and a short glimpse of Mark Wahlberg, the trailer hardly shown any flesh-and-blood humans.

What could be the other reasons why "Transformers: The Last Knight" narrates the story of Earth being under the risk of a gigantic robo-planet invasion? The two-and-a-half-minute trailer also features a mellow version of The Flaming Lips song "Do You Realize?" There are also some muddy footage of medieval knights that can be seen in the trailer.

There is no doubt that Hopkins will play the role of a professor or mad scientist of some sort. This may be their way to legitimize the film with some Oscar-winning gravity and bring necessary junks of exposition. While discussing Hopkins's appearance as Odin in Marvel's first Thor film in 2011, his co-star Chris Hemsworth recalled their first day on set together in costume. "We were both dressed up in full gear and we looked at each other and shook our heads, and he replied, 'There's no acting required here is there?

The Transformers film series, which is a revival of the 80's toy market and its affiliated cartoon series, has been running since 2007. Since then, it is always directed by Michael Bay, the guru of havoc. It took $400 million for the franchise's second installment at the U.S. box office; the third ended $352 million, and the fourth, only $245 million. This type of movie is already aging out in the market but in other countries outside of the United States, Transformers still does satisfactory, with its last two editions creating an overwhelming $1.1 billion each worldwide.

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