Michael Bay Reveals New Original Autobot for ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’
In addition to recent images revealing upgrades for Bumblebee and Barricade, Michael Bay has unveiled another look at a robot character from Transformers: The Last Knight — but this isn’t one you’ve seen before. The latest photo reveals a brand new, original Autobot created specifically for the upcoming sequel, and he’s got a pretty adorable name.
Meet Squeaks — or Squeeks? Bay spells the character’s name differently in his Instagram and Twitter posts:
There he is posing with co-star Isabela Moner, who plays a new character named Izabella. Squeaks looks like a moped of some kind, and the image above has a cute throwback vibe to sci-fi kids movies of the ’80s. Can you even imagine Michael Bay’s version of an Amblin movie? I’ll let you sit with that.
Bay also posted these set videos teasing the new Autobot:
Plot details are still under wraps, but the fifth Transformers film reportedly sees Optimus Prime traveling to space to find the creators of the Autobots and Decepticons — you know, sort of like Prometheus, which totally ended well for everyone involved.
Age of Extinction star Mark Wahlberg is reprising his role as Cade Yeager, with Josh Duhamel returning as Lt. Colonel William Lennox, last seen in Dark of the Moon. They’re joined by Anthony Hopkins, comedian Jerrod Carmichael and Guardians of the Galaxy star Laura Haddock.
Transformers: The Last Knight hits theaters on June 23, 2017.