Optimus Prime fights Bumblebee in the first trailer for ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’

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Ah, Michael Bay. The man we love to hate and hate to love. He’s given us the Bad Boys franchise, The Rock, Armageddon, Pain & Gain, and 13 Hours, but he also gave us Pearl Harbor, The Island, and three increasingly silly and convoluted Transformers films.

The man responsible for inspiring internet film critics to coin the term ‘Bayhem’ is set to deliver his fourth foray into the universe of robots who are more than meets the eye in 2017 when Transformers: The Last Knight roars into theaters (Get it? Because there are dinosaur Transformers? Cool. Just wanted to make sure you remember that is a thing that happens in these films.) The film will intertwine two stories set centuries apart, hopefully offering greater insight into the history of the Transformers and their relationship with mankind. Mark Wahlberg is back, though his daughter is nowhere to be found, and former franchise regular Josh Duhamel reprises his role as Lennox. Sadly, no Shia.

The first trailer for The Last Knight arrived online with the last 24 hours and it is predictably insane. What you won’t believe is just how insane it turns out to be. Have a look:

As you can see, Michael Bay and his team have somehow found a way to outdo themselves yet again with this entry in the Transformers series. There are glimpses of what appears to be King Arthur’s sword (the sword in the stone, anyone?) to the Transformers’ home planet Cybertron, a frozen Optimus Prime, and small children who appear prepared to go to war. There is a whole lot more to see as well, so feel free to watch the clip above over and over until you have several theories as to what will unfold.

To be completely honest I have no idea what is happening in this movie and I absolutely need to see it. I reserve the right to complain after the fact, as we all no doubt will, about plot holes and mistakes, but there is no way I’m not watching this chaos play out on the biggest screen possible. Are you with me?

Transformers: The Last Knight opens everywhere on June 23.