Something wicked is coming for the Autobots. After revealing the official title and first look at the fifth Transformers movie, Paramount unveiled a cryptic teaser to kick start the viral marketing campaign.
“Something wicked this way comes,” reads a message accompanying the beeping promo, which features a torn up file from the U.S. State Department. “File No. 21.63” is shown at the bottom of the document along with a damaged date.
— #TRANSFORMERS (@transformers) May 27, 2016
According to ScreenRant, the beeping indicates a message in morse code that reads, “E I’m coming for you May 31.”
Filming has begun on Transformers: The Last Knight in Cuba with director Michael Bay returning. The cast includes Mark Wahlberg as Cade Yeager, Josh Duhamel as Lieutenant Colonel Lennox, and Isabela Moner.
Plot details are unknown at this time, though Bay told EW a couple years ago that the ship flown by Lockdown in Age of Extinction, called The Knights’ Temenos, may hint at what’s to come. “Lockdown’s ship has a lot of meaning that can go into other movies. There’s a lot of backstory about that ship that’s not laid out here,” he said.
The film is scheduled for release on June 23, 2017, followed by Transformers 6 on June 8, 2018, and Transformers 7 on June 28, 2019.