First ‘Transformers 5’ Banner has Optimus Prime Fighting New Villain

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The fifth Transformers movie may be around ten months away, but the buzz has been building early for Michael Bay’s next autobot adventure.

We’ve had motion poster introduction for characters, plenty of behind-the-scenes action, and now we’ve received our first banner poster for Transformers: The Last Knight.

The image above offers up concept art depicting Optimus Prime going head to head with a new villain/s, which could be joining forces with the previously announced inclusion of Megatron and the other villain announced by Michael Bay a few days ago: Onslaught.

According to IGN, “Onslaught is a tactical leader who combines with the other members of the Combaticons to form Bruticus. The Combaticons, meanwhile, are a sub-group of the Decepticons — which will regain their leader in The Last Knight with the return of Megatron.”

Hardcore fans may be able to come up with a reliable theory as to who or what that dragon-like baddie is, but one thing’s for sure: prepare for destruction galore with the increasingly crowded array of villains on the way.

Transformers: The Last Knight, starring Mark Wahlberg, Isabele Moner, Laura Haddock, Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhamel, and Tyrese Gibson, will be arriving in Australia on June 22 and will hit the U.S. on June 23, 2017.

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