Michael Bay’s 150-minute epic Transformers: The Last Knight is now in theaters, so you might be wondering if you really have to stay in your seats for the an end credits scene. The answer is yes, there is a stinger scene that plays after the film ends, but you don’t actually have to wait until all the credits are over.
Spoilers follow after the trailer.
In The Last Knight, Optimus Prime tries to find his race’s creators, only to find Cybertron in ruins and the only one living there is the goddess Quintessa (Gemma Chan). She turns Optimus Prime into the evil “Nemesis Prime” and he helps her find the staff of Merlin (Stanley Tucci) to help her destroy the eath. Of course, in the end, Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg) and the Transformers Knights stop that plan from coming to fruition after Optimus joins the good guys again.
But as Yahoo Movies points out, there is a “stinger” sequence right after the credits begin that show Quintessa still being alive. We see a cloaked figure wandering the desert near a horn that has sprouted from the earth. She sees a soldier working on it, and tells the man that “He” – referring to Unicron – doesn’t like to be touched. That cloaked figure is Quintessa disguised as a human.
Unicron is another big villain in the Transformers universe. He’s the size of a planet and is living under the earth’s surface. However, the sequence makes it clear that Quintessa will be a major villain in the next film.
Despite the horrific reviews and muted domestic box office results so far for The Lat Knight, producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura still plans on making a sixth Transformers film. There will also be a solo Bumblebee movie directed by Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings) that will start filming in August. Di Bonaventura told ScreenRant that he still wants to get Transformers 6 in theaters in 2019, even though director Bay is leaving.
“Well we’re going to shoot a prequel actually, a Bumblebee movie, which starts in August, so next summer we’ll see a Bumblebee movie,” Di Bonaventura told ScreenRant. “And then we hope to have another Transformers movie the following summer.”
When asked if this means that Paramount is now planning on releasing a new Transformers-related movie every year, Di Bonaventura told the site that they don’t want to count their chickens before they hatch.
“Look, I always wait for the audience, because there’s an arrogance to getting ahead of your audience. When you do, you get punched,” the producer explained. “So we’ll wait each time. We’re planning a lot of movies, but you’ve got to have the audience’s support, because these movies are very expensive.”
The Bumblebee movie hits theaters on June 8, 2018.