Optimus Prime strikes back, stronger and darker, in new Transformers: The Last Knight poster

FP Staff

Dec 14, 2016 12:52:11 IST

The poster of Transformers: The Last Knight is dramatic to say the least. The visual takes off from where the theatrical trailer ended. As the tagline announces, Rethink Your Heroes, Optimus Prime stands tall over the fallen figure of Bumblebee.

Optimus Prime strikes back, stronger and darker, in new Transformers: The Last Knight poster

The official poster of Transformers: The Last Knight

The trailer showed how Prime leaves Earth only to return stronger, and darker. In a shocking display of treachery, the otherwise altruistic Prime attacks Bumblebee and proceeds to destroy him with a sword, following an apology. While the apology proved that Prime is not hypnotised and is completely conscious, it just added to the suspense and left the fans wondering why their favourite Transformer was indulging in such an evil act.

The poster shows Prime, who is probably The Last Knight, standing over Bumblebee. The background is dominated by ruins and destruction. Prime sports a purplish look which symbolically represents power or ambition. While Prime has always been powerful, the purple tinge lends an evil touch to his character.

What is intriguing is the direction in which he is looking. His head is not held high, which is the case with heroes and saviours. Instead, he looks down, probably embarrassed or apologetic about his actions. On the other hand, he might be looking down at Bumblebee in a gesture laced with pity and superiority.

Regardless, Prime has turned the tables in this sequel and the fans are eager to know why. Also, if Prime can go to the extent of attempting to kill his own tribe, the fate of Earth is indeed in great trouble as it is time for the Earthlings to 'rethink their heroes.'

The science fiction action film is the fifth installment of the immensely successful Transformers franchise. It is the sequel to the 2014 film Transformers: Age of Extinction. Directed by Michael Bay, the film is slated to release on 23 June, 2017.

Updated Date: Dec 14, 2016 12:52:11 IST