Good grief - we might get a team-up between King Arthur, Josh Dumahael's character, Optimus Prime and Churchill to punch Hitler and his Decepticon allies...
Really this is just a logical progression from Frank Miller's Transformers and Age of Explosions. The trajectory is clearly "must top the lunacy of last time" and so now they are not so much in la-la-land but out in the uncharted sea of complete film-making insanity. Only equipped with the kind of budget that would pay for about a thousand films normally made by people who get out that far from shore.
For me the thing that makes all of this funnier is the fact that they are bringing back the SOCOM characters from the first three films. I mean, they were already looking like they'd airdropped in from a completely different franchise by the third film. Now...one imagines they are going to feel like they are from an entire different planet to everything else.
This is going to be the most delightful film for either all the right or all the wrong reasons.
Oh I'm sure it will follow the expected path - hilarious to watch the once in company, both critically savaged and a trainwreck of epic proportions, and likely one of the most successful films of the year.
Michael Bay is neither a fool, nor an untalented film-maker - he knows what his mission objectives are, he knows what strategy works and he knows how to deliver it.
Transformers 5 appears to be stalking Hub members. Not content with filming on Shockprowl's doorstep - this week the local rag down here has been running several articles about the cast turning up in Gosport, which is round the corner from me. Specifically they seem to be at the submarine museum: