Cyborgs and aliens to assassins

This year is no different, with the ad breaks revealing new looks at the (possibly last ever) Transformers movie, Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds finding big trouble in space in Life, the Fast and the Furious crew going rogue, Jack Sparrow and some of his old pirate mates reanimating in Dead Men Tell No Tales, Scarlett Johansson turning Japanese in Ghost in the Shell and Keanu Reeves kicking butt in the John Wick sequel that may not get released in Australia.

Michael Bay sent this trailer out into the world with a message: This MIGHT be the last one.

“I can safely say that there’s never been a Transformers film with the huge visual scope and expansive mythology as this movie, The Last Knight,” Bay said.

“It’s bittersweet for me. With every Transformers film, I’ve said it would be my last. I see the 120 million fans around the world who see these movies, the huge theme park lines to the ride and the amazing Make-A-Wish kids who visit my sets, and it somehow keeps drawing me back. I love doing these movies. This film was especially fun to shoot.

“But, this time might really be it. So I’m blowing this one out. It’s a final chapter and a new beginning.”

Speaking to James Wigney for Hit last week, Mark Wahlberg said he couldn’t reveal too much about the new film — “because Michael Bay will make me disappear.”

“Michael doesn’t want me disclosing too much information, other than that it’s very different. We meet up with Cade again and he’s a man on the run. He has run away and left his daughter in school so he can protect her and is thrust into this world in England with Anthony Hopkins’ character and is paired up with this woman who is a professor and they are basically tasked with going out and saving the world.

“There a lot of new characters and as you see there are major questions with Optimus and what’s happening with him. But I can’t tell you much more than that.”