Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer: Unicron, Bad Optimus & Matrix Of Leadership?


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So whose got The Touch in Transformers: The Last Knight?

My first impression upon viewing the new Transformers: The Last Knight trailer is that it's borrowing from the G1 Transformers animated series and movie.

We see what looks to be a dead/deactivated Optimus Prime floating in space in the trailer:

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And then we see a seemingly bad Optimus Prime battling Bumblebee:

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I had flashbacks to the death and return of Optimus Prime episodes which saw the Quintessons bring back Optimus Prime to life as a bad guy. Hey?! Could we see the Quintessons in Transformers: The Last Knight? I'd be down with that.

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Did we also get a peek at Unicron in Transformers: The Last Knight? We see what looks to be some sort of planet-eater. My first guess was that it might be Unicron, who has been rumored to be a part of the fifth Transformers movie for years. 

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We also see what looks to be the Matrix of Leadership.

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I believe in Revenge of the Fallen they used the Matrix or some sort of version of it, which was different than the cartoon, but here it looks a lot like the original from the G1 toon and movie.

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Maybe it activates Unicron? Bay went sort of old school with TMNT 2, maybe he is taking a similar approach with T5?    

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"Transformers: The Last Knight" has a June 23, 2017 release directed by Michael Bay starring Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Stephen Merchant, Isabela Moner, Jean Dujardin, Jerrod Carmichael, Allen Phoenix, Lauren Haddock, Stanley Tucci, John Turturro, John Goodman, Ken Watanabe, Tyrese Gibson, Anthony Hopkins, with Peter Cullen returning as the voice of Optimus Prime.