Not much has been revealed since Paramount bowed Transformers: Age of Extinction in 2014 and then gathered a cream-of-the-crop group led by Michael Bay and Akiva Goldsman to craft a new Transformers Universe of sequels and spinoffs for the lucrative franchise. A new piece came today though when the newest film, now titled Transformers: The Last Knight, took to social media to reveal an old face returning: Josh Duhamel, who appeared as Lt. Col. Lennox in the first three pics but skipped Age of Extinction, is coming back:
In February, Paramount said that Transformers 5 will open on June 23, 2017, while Transformers 6 has been dated for June 8, 2018, followed by Transformers 7 on June 28, 2019. The current plan is for T6 to be a Bumblebee stand-alone movie. In a Rolling Stone interview recently, Bay said that he was helming Transformers 5, but that it would be his last.
Across four titles, the Transformers franchise based on the Hasbro toy line has generated $3.77 billion at the global box office.
Bay and Mark Wahlberg, who also is returning to the franchise, tweeted their approval of Duhamel: