Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Transformers: The Last Knight Cheat Sheet

Here is the cheat sheet for Transformers 5 that attempts to summarize details about the movie. Consider this a SPOILER WARNING as will post info as it comes up. Verified means the information either came from someone associated with the film (an actor, director, producer, etc.) or through mainstream press (CNN, THR, etc.) so unlikely to be false (but no guarantees). Feel free to comment on any inaccuracies or new info that isn't reflect in the sheet. The below is ultimately speculation and rumor until officially confirmed through those with the production of the film.

Official Title: Transformers: The Last Knight (verified)
Principle Photography: May 25 - October 15, 2016 (verified)
Budget: unknown
Shoot Days: unknown
Release Date: June 23, 2017

Director: Michael Bay (verified)
Producers: Ian Bryce, Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Don Murphy (verified)
Executive Producers: Steven Spielberg, Michael Bay, Brian Goldner (verified)
Writers: Matt Holloway, Art Marcum, Ken Nolan (verified)
Composer: Steve Jablonsky (verified)

Synopsis (rumor)
Optimus Prime finds Cybertron, now dead after the events of Dark of the Moon and learns that an artifact on Earth can revive the planet. "Somehow the artifact ties into Merlin, the magician of King Arthur lore. Apparently, the power of magic was given to Merlin by a Transformer and somehow the artifact ties into this." (I read that as a Transformer created artifact gave Merlin his magical power).

Bumblebee is in charge of the earth bound Autobots which includes Hound, Crosshairs, Drift, Dinobots and "mini-dinobots". New Autobots with "English" (UK) origins are called "The Creator" (no alt mode suggested), Cogman with English accent (Astin Martin alt mode), and Squeaks (Vespa alt mode). Main villain is Megatron, no mention of who his Decepticons might be.

Trailers: Teaser coming Nov. or Dec. 2016 (verified)

Principle Cast
Mark Wahlberg - Cade Yeager (verified)
Josh Duhamel - Lieutenant Colonol Lennox (verified)
Isabela Moner - Izabella (verified)
Laura Haddock - unknown (verified)

Supporting Cast
Anthony Hopkins - Winston Churchill (verified, character theorized)
Tyrese Gibson - Robert Epps (verified)
Liam Garrigan - King Arthur (rumor)
Stanley Tucci - Joshua Joyce (verified)
Santiago Cabrera - Santos, Merlin (casting verified, role rumor)
Mitch Pileggi - unknown (verified)
Elizabeth Croft - unknown (verified)
John Turturro - Agent Simmons (verified)

Transformers Voice Cast
Peter Cullen - Optimus Prime (likely but not verified)
Frank Welker - Megatron (likely but not verified)
John Goodman - Hound (verified)
Ken Watanabe - Drift (likely but not verified)
John DiMaggio - Crosshairs (likely but not verified)
Jess Narnell - Barricade (likely but not verified)

Transformes Characters - Alt Mode
Optimus Prime - custom built Western Star from Daimler Trucks (verified)
Bumblebee - yellow and black custom-built 2016 Chevy Camaro (robot mode) (verified)
Hound - Mercedes Unimog military tactical vehicle (robot mode) (verified)
Crosshairs - Chevy Corvette Stingray C7 (robot mode) (verified)
Drift - ? (verified)
Squeaks - Vespa (robot mode) (verified)
Wheelie - blue RC truck (verified)
Wreck-Gar - 1924 Mercedes-Benz dump truck (alt mode verified)
Hot Rod - black and orange Lamborghini Centenario LP770-4 (robot mode) (verified, alt mode not verified)
Mini-Dinobots - details unknown (existence verified)

Megatron - unknown (robot mode) (verified)
Barricade - blue and black 2016 Ford Mustang police care (robot mode) (verified)
Onslaught - green utility truck (verified)
? - rusted VW van (alt mode verified)

Faction or If TF Alt Mode Unknown
Cogman - Aston Martin DB11 (character rumored, alt mode rumored)
unknown - red McLaren 570S (spotted on set)
unknown - black Citroen DS (spotted on set with Laura Haddock's character)

Filming Locations
Havana, Cuba (verified)
Arizona (verified)
   Roosevelt Dam (verified)
Chicago, Illinois (verified)
Detroit, Michigan (verified)
   Packard Plant (verified)
Scotland (verified)
London, England (verified)
Namibia, Africa (verified)

Rumors and Information
- what little have in Synopsis above
- Possible jeep alt mode spotted in Arizona but nothing since then to verify if a TF or not.
- There are scenes set during World War II, set at Adolf Hitler's HQ but filmed at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, UK (verified)

last update: 10-15-2016


  1. So Excalibur is Cybertronian. Sure why not. Anything to prolong filming on earth so they don't have to spend too much money on actually showing transformers or Cybertron. Or Combiners. Or Metroplex. Or Omega Supreme. Or Trypticon. or anything bigger than a building for more than 6 seconds.

    Seriously, Fuck you Michael Bay.

  2. A Scott, I feel you (to a point). However, looks like they are taking plot elements from, "A Decepticon Raider In King Arthur's Court". I was hoping to see The Quintessons. . .In the meantime, I'll continue using my own creativity to counter what the movies come up with. . .

    b.k.a. Sablebot@tfw2005.com

  3. Ayy! frank Welker as Megatron!

  4. Excalibur...it can revive CyberTron. Well that should mean, that the Excalibur is an OMEGA KEY.


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