‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Casts King Arthur

Drew Dietsch

If there is one thing you can say about the Michael Bay Transformers series, it’s that you never know how much crazier they are going to get. The long-running franchise is now entering its fifth installment – subtitled The Last Knight – and it sounds like the director of the madcap action classic Bad Boys II has prepared something suitably wacky for a series about cars turning into robots.

King Arthur has been added as a character for this newest installment. Yes, Optimus Prime will be enlisting the aid of Arthur Pendragon. Liam Garrigan (who has played King Arthur on Once Upon a Time. …What?!?) will be the wielder of Excalibur this time around. Oh, is that not quite nutso enough for you? Well, with every King Arthur you also get a free Merlin! Yes, the master magician will also be appearing in this guaranteed Oscar winner of a film. He’ll be played by Santiago Cabrera (Heroes).

How hot is King Arthur right now? Between Liam Garrigan playing him on Once Upon a Time (that’s still mind-blowing right now) and Charlie Hunnam portraying him in the upcoming King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, it seems like the real estate prices in Camelot are quite appealing. Does this mean we can get a theatrical re-release of Disney’s The Sword in the Stone? If that happens, all this Arthurin’ will be more than worth it.

Plot details about Transformers: The Last Knight are being kept under wraps, but if it doesn’t feature some robots fighting medieval dragons, it will be a big disappointment. Even a robot dragon would suffice. But real dragons? That would be an all-timer. Will Merlin be revealed to be a Quintesson? Is Morgan le Fay actually a time-traveling Blackarachnia? Will Grimlock ever find true love? None of these questions and more will be answered when the world basks in the radiance of Transformers: The Last Knight on June 23.

Weird Al’s “Dare To Be Stupid” makes more and more sense for this franchise as time goes on.

Drew Dietsch
Drew Dietsch is an Entertainment Editor at FANDOM. He hosts a weekly film review podcast at his site GenreVision.com, as well as the shark movies podcast Fin Flicks. If you need someone to talk about Jaws, RoboCop, horror movies, or why Batman Forever is highly underrated, Drew is your guy.
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