This week’s kerfuffle over the use of Winston Churchill’s Blenheim Palace birthplace as a Nazi headquarters for the upcoming “Transformers: The Last Knight” brought to light something unexpected – that this fifth film in the series will include a World War 2 setting.
We previously knew that the movie would take place in both contemporary and medieval times, but the inclusion of the 1940s era was a surprise. The tabloids tried to spark reaction over the disrespect to the use of Churchill’s home as a Nazi stronghold, but Michael Bay has since spoken with BBC News and dismissed their faux outrage:
“There’s a thing I saw in the paper today about Blenheim and I just want to say people were not fortunate enough to read the script and they don’t know that Churchill in this movie is a big hero. And Churchill would be smiling about last night… When you see the movie you’ll understand and I’m for one, probably more than any director in the world, shot more veterans and more active military men and women in my movies. And you can actually look it up. Ok? I would do nothing to disrespect veterans.”
This could also imply there’s more than just flashbacks but potential time travel elements in the new film which will soon wrap production ahead of a release in June next year.
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