Mark Wahlberg and Anthony Hopkins star in latest of film franchise, coming in June 2017
The first trailer has been released for Transformers 5: The Last Knight.
The film is the latest in Michael Bay’s Transformers franchise, which kicked off with the eponymous film in 2007. Shia LaBeouf led the series for the first three movies, with Mark Wahlberg being introduced in 2014’s fourth outing, Transformers: Age of Extinction.
This fifth instalment stars Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins, Stanley Tucci, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson and John Turturro. It will hit cinemas on June 23, 2017.
Watch the trailer beneath. It spans Medieval England to Nazi Germany and features robotic dragons.
Outrage was sparked after the filmmakers transformed Blenheim Palace into a Nazi base. The Last Knight was partially shot on the grounds of the Oxfordshire country house, which was the birthplace and residence of former Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill.
The filmmakers reportedly used the Palace as the setting for a Nazi base in the new film. Sources say that extras dressed as SS troopers have been spotted on set, while it is believed that Blenheim will actually serve as Adolf Hitler’s headquarters in the film.
Tony Hayes of Veterans Association UK said that people who lived through the Second World War would be “appalled by this”.
Director Bay later spoke about the controversy, telling BBC News that Churchill will actually be featured in the film as “a hero”.
“When you see the movie you’ll understand,” Bay said. “I, probably more than any director in the world, have shot more veterans and more active military men and women in my movies. I would do nothing to disrespect veterans.”