Optimus Prime Origins and Evolutions

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Optimus Prime Origins and Evolutions

Optimus Prime Origins and Evolutions

Next Wednesday sees the release of Transformers: The Last Knight, the fifth film in the live-action Transformers series and with it comes a pretty drastic heel turn for the heroic Optimus Prime. Ahead of the film’s release, we’ve combed through the vast (and complex) history of Transformers and unearthed the history and changes of the hero for our latest Origins and Evolutions. Check out the Optimus Prime Origins and Evolutions below!

Transformers: The Last Knight shatters the core myths of the Transformers franchise, and redefines what it means to be a hero. Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg); Bumblebee; an English Lord (Sir Anthony Hopkins); and an Oxford Professor (Laura Haddock).

Transformers: The Last Knight also stars Josh Duhamel as Lieutenant Colonel Lennox, Stanley Tucci as Joshua Joyce, Jerrod Carmichael as Desi, and Isabela Moner as the film’s female lead, Izabella. Liam Carrigan (Once Upon a Time) is also set to appear in the film as King Arthur.

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 are producing the sequel.