Transformers 5 will see the return of an autobot in a brand new avatar. It is none other than Autobot Drift and it has been upgraded from being a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse to a Mercedes AMG GT R.
Drift’s sparkling new incognito look was revealed by director Michael Bay on Twitter. Bay uploaded a number of images of the upgraded autobot, which made its debut in the Transformers: The Age of Extinction, the Cinema Blend reported.
In the last installment of the movie, Drift went into hiding with the other five autobots, following the large scale destruction in the Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Drift morphed into a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse so that Decepticon Lockdown is unable to catch him.
Drift joined Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and other autobots soon after and together led the autobots to victory over the decepticons in the battle that ensued in Hong Kong. It is still not clear whether actor Ken Watanabe, who lent his voice to the character in the previous film, would reprise the role.
Transformers 5 is set to hit theaters in June, 2017 and the production for the film is already underway. The film will see the return of a number of characters and the introduction of new ones as well.
Squeeks, is reportedly the new autobot in the upcoming film, which will be debuting alongside Isabela Moner’s female lead, Izabella, Comingsoon reported.
Tyrese Gibson, who played Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Robert Epps in “Transformers: The Last Knight,” will also reprise his role in the 2017 sequel, Variety reported. Gibson posted multiple images of himself with Bay on Twitter with the caption “Robert Epps is back! #T5 Summer 2017 just got even more interesting.”
Mark Wahlberg will also reprise his role as Cade Yeager, and Josh Duhamel as Lieutenant Colonel Lennox. Transformers 5 cast will also include Anthony Hopkins, Jerrod Carmichael and Laura Haddock.