Super Bowl Sunday will see as big a blitz of commercials as touchdowns and field goals, and blockbuster director Michael Bay just unleashed a barn burner. Above, you can watch the game spot for his Transformers: The Last Knight—and even if you're a lapsed fan of the franchise it might get your attention.
Of course Mark Wahlberg shows up in badass mode, but there's also the nice surprise of a grave Sir Anthony Hopkins making warning noises about these robots in disguise. Apparently, based on a synopsis from the director himself, who writes that this is "a final chapter and a new beginning" this may be a very different Transformers film:
The Last Knight shatters the core myths of the Transformers franchise, and redefines what it means to be a hero. Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg); Bumblebee; an English Lord (Sir Anthony Hopkins); and an Oxford Professor (Laura Haddock).
There comes a moment in everyone’s life when we are called upon to make a difference.
In Transformers: The Last Knight, the hunted will become heroes. Heroes will become villains. Only one world will survive: theirs, or ours.
Sounds like this isn't some cartoon shit, anymore. As far as Michael Bay is concerned, things are getting very real in the Transformers universe.
We get to find out just what's really going on and who will still be alive in the end on June 23, 2017.