Paramount Pictures has today announced the official title for the upcoming Transformers 5. It is named Transformers: The Last Knight and will hit theaters on June 23, 2017. Michael Bay returns to the director’s chair for the film, which is set to be written by Iron Man scribes Art Marcum & Matt Holloway and Ken Nolan.
Transformers: The Last Knight stars Mark Wahlberg as Cade Yeager as well as new roles for Isabela Moner as the film’s female lead, Izabella. Jerrod Carmichael is also set to play an unspecified leading role.
“Having one of the highest-profile film franchises created in Michigan is a major economic boost and a testament to the talent of the state’s production community,” said Jenell Leonard, commissioner of the Michigan Film & Digital Media Office when production plans were first revealed. “The production and economic investment is now happening sooner rather than later, and obviously, the project is a certainty rather than merely a possibility.”
Combined, the previous four Transformers films have brought in over $3.7 billion at the global box office with 2014’s Age of Extinction the second-highest grossing in the series. Current plans call for Transformers: The Last Knight to be followed by a Bumblebee spin-off film in 2018 before Transformers 6 arrives in 2019.