Transformers Age of Extinction - Grimlock

The Dinobot Grimlock Is Back With Some Little Friends

We’ve already heard rumors that there will be mini-Dinobots making their debut in Transformers: The Last Knight, and we can confirm that there will indeed be tiny, T. rex Transformers appearing in this movie. Michael Bay says they’re just learning to spit fire, so they’re cute and cool at the same time.

But of course, the mini-Dinobots need someone to teach them how to spit fire, so Grimlock is back too. Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura agrees with fans that he didn’t get much screentime in the last movie, but he’ll be back in the sequel. As far as we know, Grimlock has a key part in the beginning of the movie, but we’re not sure how big his role will be after that. Apparently he’ll be a little more than just a steed for Optimus Prime to ride:

He has a personality this time, for sure. A little more personality, that’s for sure. He’s funny. He’s like a naughty dog in this movie. He’s really sheepish when he does something wrong. He’s a great character. He’s really–we’re bringing out a side of him that you’re going to like–you’re going to relate to.

You can’t go wrong with dinosaur robots, so it should be cool to see Grimlock back on the scene.

Transformers The Last Knight

Squeeks the Scooter May Be Your Favorite New Transformer

We’ve already met the Vespa scooter known as Squeeks, a new Transformer who will be accompanying a new human character played by Isabela Moner (seen above with Squeeks). There’s definitely a Rey and BB-8 vibe from their pairing in this movie, and Squeeks does sound like he’ll be rather entertaining. Producer Lorenzeo di Bonaventura describes what makes Squeeks unique:

It’s an Autobot that you can’t figure out how to transform at the beginning of the movie, and/or has a physical limitation that they can’t figure out how to get around, and during the process, we have some real fun with the sort of malaprop attempts to form. A pretty seemingly inconsequential Autobot is going to rise a really great fucking moment… it’s incredibly great, from a sort of story plot point of view, but you’ll laugh so fucking hard, because it’s such a great way for him to finally show his mettle.

Squeeks is also teamed up with new cast member Isabela Moner, who plays a character who is also named Izabella (yes, it’s just spelled differently). She’s been with Squeeks awhile, and since she’s pretty good with welding and mechanics, she keeps trying to fix him. Really, it seems like Squeeks is all she has. Moner explains, “He’s like my lifelong friend ever since the battle of Chicago.”

Izabella lost her parents in the Battle of Chicago, and we’re told she’s been living with Autobots ever since. And with the Transformers Reaction Force hunting down all Transformers, that probably means she’s not safe. But eventually she’ll end up meeting with Mark Wahlberg, and presumably he’ll try to protect her and Squeeks.

Transformers Revenge of the Fallen - Submarine Concept Art

A Submarine Transformer

This is something that we didn’t learn much about, but there was some discussion of some kind of submarine Transformer being introduced in Transformers: The Last Knight. The submarine is called the HMS Alliance, but we don’t know what his Transformers name will be.

Apparently this particular Transformer gets involved in the story when Josh Duhamel and his team are investigating some kind of massive anomaly in the depths of the ocean. We’re not sure what all that’s about, but this will be the first time we’re getting some underwater action involving Transformers.

Note: The above image is a piece of unused concept art from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

Transformers: The Last Knight

A New Villain and a New Prime

The marketing has already teased the return of Megatron, who is technically Galvatron after the events of Transformers: Age of Extinction. But it turns out there’s another villain who will be introduced this time as well. Lorenzo di Bonaventura explained that we’ll be getting a new villain that will be “a surprise” who is “a very different kind of Decepticon form.”

In addition, we’ll be seeing a new Prime in the movie as well. While talking about the expanding mythology that Transformers: The Last Knight will have, di Bonaventura also teased that we’ll be exploring the history of the Primes. In addition to opening to door to meeting other Primes in the future, The Last Knight will feature “a Prime that you will be surprised by.”

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That’s all the story and character details that we learned on our Transformers The Last Knight set visit, or at least that’s all that we’re allowed to tell you for the time being. If you want some details on the scene that we saw filmed and what it’s like to be on a film set directed by Michael Bay, another extensive part of our report will be coming soon, so stay tuned.

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