Michael Bay reveals title of fifth ‘Transformers’ movie

Director will helm 2017 release

Director Michael Bay has confirmed that the title for the next Transformers film will be The Last Knight.

Bay announced the title of Paramount’s fifth Transformers movie on Instagram overnight. As reported, Mark Wahlberg is set to return for the film alongside newcomer Isabela Moner and comedian Jerrod Carmichael.

Transformers: The Last Knight also features the involvement of executive producer Steven Spielberg. Due for release on June 23, 2017 production is expected to start next month in Detroit.

Check out an announcement video below:

Calling all #Autobots: Optimus Prime is ready for battle. Are you? #transformers

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As previously reported, the next ten years of the Transformers franchise has already been plotted out by Hasbro Studios.

Stephen Davis, the Hasbro Studios President, told a Cannes audience in 2015 that the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth Transformers films are being worked on, as well as a TV series.

The fourth and most recent instalment in the Transformers franchise, Transformers: Age Of Extinction starring Mark Wahlberg, came out in 2014 and became the second film in the series to gross over $1billion worldwide.

It was also nominated for seven Razzie Awards, which salute “the worst that Hollywood has to offer.”