Garrigan’s casting comes as a bit of a shock since the Transformers franchise has not traditionally featured fantasy characters and elements. Compounding the surprise of the announcement is the fact that the wizard Merlin is also supposed to play a role in The Last Knight, with no actor attached to the part yet:
A Paramount Pictures film, Transformers: The Last Knight is confirmed to include the return of Transformers: Age of Extinction star Mark Wahlberg as Cade Yeager, Josh Duhamel as Lieutenant Colonel Lennox, Tyrese Gibson as Robert Epps, as well as a new role for Isabela Moner (100 Things to Do Before High School, Growing Up Fisher) as the film’s female lead, Izabella. Jerrod Carmichael, Laura Haddock and Santiago Cabrera also have roles, as does Sir Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs, Thor).
A few of the titular robots in disguise have also been confirmed to return, including Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Drift, and newcomer Sqweeks for the Autobots, with Megatron, Barricade, and Onslaught for the Decepticons.
Michael Bay returns to the director’s chair for the film, which is written by Iron Man scribes Art Marcum & Matt Holloway and Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down). Ian Bryce, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Don Murphy and Tom DeSanto will produce the sequel.
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