ByDavid Rodemerk, writer at
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I have to admit, I'm intrigued by the latest trailer. Not so much for all the usual robot-on-robot, human-on-robot battles, but we have some medieval warriors, giant flying machines with squid arms, Optimus Prime hacking and slashing everything in sight, and introductions to new characters.

But there's a whole impending doom theme that keeps lurking behind all of the explosions and gratuitous Michael Bay lens flares. Let's take all at some of new scenes that we haven't seen in the other trailers.

1. Transformers Hang With King Arthur

[Credit: Paramount Pictures]
[Credit: Paramount Pictures]

There's something to be said about the idea of Transformers running alongside King Arthur as they lay waste to a horde of enemies — it's like an amazing episode of Game of Thrones.

The focus of this trailer is to show us the history of the Autobots, as it starts out with Sir Edmund Burton (Anthony Hopkins) explaining how it all begins with the legend of King Arthur — and that something was kept hidden. Whatever this "thing" is, Optimus Prime somehow is connected to it.

2. Is Optimus Prime Being Mind-Controlled?

[Credit: Paramount Pictures]
[Credit: Paramount Pictures]

In the other trailers, we watched fight and destroy Bumblebee in front of Mark Wahlberg's character. Everyone was shocked that Optimus Prime would commit such an act.

This trailer may bring to light what is happening to our beloved Autobot leader. If you remember from the ending of Transformers: Age of Extinction, Optimus Prime blasted off into space to learn about the creators of their race. Now we find Optimus chained to a ship and being interrogated by a smaller being wearing a robe, and she asks quite the ominous question: "Optimus Prime, you destroyed your home. Do you seek redemption?"

Optimus Prime, as his eyes change from blue to purple, responds with, "My maker. I do." Is this being the one responsible for the change in Optimus Prime's behavior?

3. Is This The Intro Of The Quintessons?

[Credit: Paramount Pictures]
[Credit: Paramount Pictures]

Just who is this being that's speaking to Optimus Prime? It seems Transformers: The Last Knight may have given us a glimpse of the Autobots' and Decepticons' creators, the Quintessons. In the Transformers animated TV show, the Transformers were created by this alien race. They were also the first inhabitants of the planet Cybertron. They created the Autobots as a labor force and the Decepticons to work as their warriors.

Because of the Quintessons' cruelty, the Autobots and Decepticons eventually had a rebellion to obtain their freedom. Since then, the Quintessons were always looking for a way to seek revenge against the Transformers for kicking them out of Cybertron.

4. What Are These Ancient Ruins?

[Credit: Paramount Pictures]
[Credit: Paramount Pictures]

If you are looking to go up against some great cosmic force, it only makes sense that you try to find whatever secret is being hidden. Maybe that's why Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg, channeling his inner Nathan Drake from the Uncharted games) and Vivian Wembley (Laura Haddock) are shown exploring some ancient underground ruins.

Could they be part of the King Arthur legend? The statues in the background may mean that this is the tomb of the Arthurian Autobots.

5. Optimus Prime Is A Downer

[Credit: Paramount Pictures]
[Credit: Paramount Pictures]

"For my world to live, yours must die."

The trailer ends with Optimus speaking to Laura Haddock's character about the fate of Earth. We can gather that whatever is happening, someone wants to destroy our planet. Does this mean someone is trying to bring back Cybertron? Wow, Optimus, you really know how to kill a party.

This trailer has definitely Allsparked my interest. I will gladly watch some giant robots team up with the legendary King Arthur. Swords, guns, exploding robots ... this trailer gives us the goods and then some.

Transformers: The Last Knight opens on June 23, 2017.

What did you think of the Transformers: The Last Knight trailer? Let me know in the comments below?


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