Mark Wahlberg is ready for battle.
The fifth installment of the Transformers series got an official title this week, with Paramount Pictures announcing that Transformers: The Last Knight will start production in June.
A teaser video was released along with the title of the film, showing off the glowering face of franchise robot Optimus Prime before transitioning into the title card of the film. Wahlberg is returning as the lead character Cade Yeager after starring in Transformers: Age of Extinction in 2014.
Wahlberg will be joined by Isabela Moner and Jerrod Carmichael in the film along with Josh Duhamel, who was announced as part of the cast soon after the teaser and title dropped. Duhamel will reprise his role as fan-favorite Lieutenant Colonel Lennox after appearing in the first three installments of the Transformers series.
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Wahlberg welcomed back Duhamel to the franchise on Twitter:
— Mark Wahlberg (@markwahlberg) May 17, 2016
Transformers: The Last Knight, directed by Michael Bay, is set for a June 23, 2017 release.