1:08pm PT by Graeme McMillan
The Latest 'Transformers' Star Makes Its Debut
It might be a good thing that the Transformers are known for being "more than meets the eye," because the newest robot in disguise, to be introduced from next year's Transformers: The Last Knight, doesn't look particularly impressive at all.
In a couple of images debuted on Instagram — one via director Michael Bay's own account, a second via the official Transformers movie account — an all-new character has been unveiled: Sqweeks, who appears to be a blue Vespa scooter come to adorable life.
The character, who hasn't previously appeared in Transformers toys, cartoons or comic books, is "here to destroy your auto-correct," according to the Transformers caption — perhaps a sly comment about the fact that, when he debuted on Michael Bay's account, his name was spelled "Squeeks."
Sqweeks isn't the first original Transformer to debut in the movie series; although the original 2007 movie used characters familiar to the franchise, as early as 2009's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, the movies had started to add new robots into the mix in background roles. None of the earlier additions have been this cute, however.
Transformers: The Last Knight, the fifth installment in the franchise, will be released June 23, 2017.
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