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Anthony Hopkins & Laura Haddock Film New Scenes for 'Transformers 5' in Oxford

Anthony Hopkins studies his script in between takes on the set of his movie Transformers: The Last Knight on Friday (September 23) in Oxford, England.

The 78-year-old actor’s co-star Laura Haddock was also spotted getting into character while shooting some scenes.

The two were joined on set by the director of the fifth installment of the franchise, Michael Bay, who shared a video earlier this month of an explosion that happened on set!

Laura was also seen out and about recently while filming in London with her other co-star Mark Wahlberg.

Transformers: The Last Knight is set to hit theaters on June 23, 2017!

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Michael Bay Shares 'Transformers 5' Explosion Scene Video!

Michael Bay is currently hard at work filming his upcoming fifth film in the franchise, Transformers: The Last Knight, and he shared a video of a massive explosion on set!

The 51-year-old director is using his one-of-a-kind camera, the Bayhem created by RED, to shoot the new movie.

“They created the lightest, most advanced hand held motion picture camera in the world. I put it through the paces on Transformers in UK,” he captioned the below video on Instagram.

While we don’t know much about the film, we can be sure to see plenty of explosions like the one in this clip. Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, and Tyrese Gibson are returning to the franchise alongside newcomer Isabela Moner.

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Michael Bay Clears Up Thoughts on Kate Beckinsale: 'I Truly Respect Her'

Michael Bay is responding to Kate Beckinsale‘s story about when he cast her for Pearl Harbor back in 2001.

The 51-year-old director took to his website to explain that things got misconstrued in the press, and that he respects her a lot.

Kate had told a story on The Graham Norton Show about how he suggested she get a personal trainer.

“Really? This poster has hung proudly over my desk for 15 years,” Michael wrote alongside a poster of Kate. “Yesterday I read in the press that I don’t think Kate Beckinsale is ‘a stunning beauty,’ huh? And they went on to suggest that Kate and I don’t like each other?”

He continued, “Well, totally untrue. Kate and I are friendly. She is a fantastic actress, very funny, witty lady, sassy, speaks her mind, and I truly respect her…So I guess I was the ‘bad guy’ 16 years ago for suggesting a trainer because she just had her new beautiful baby girl—and she was about to enter into an intensive action movie. Note to reporters: 95 % of leads in movies have trainers and drink green juice!”

Kate Beckinsale Talks Meeting Michael Bay for the First Time

Kate Beckinsale wears a black outfit under her white coat while heading into BBC Radio 2 studios on Thursday (May 26) in London, England.

The 42-year-old actress made an appearance on The Graham Norton Show this week and talked about director Michael Bay‘s comments about her looks.

“I don’t think I fit the type of actress Michael Bay had met before,” Kate said about meeting with him for Pearl Harbor. “I think he was baffled by me because my boobs weren’t bigger than my head and I wasn’t blonde.”

“I’d just had my daughter and had lost weight, but was told that if I got the part, I’d have to work out. And I just didn’t understand why a 1940s nurse would do that,” Kate added. “When we were promoting the film, Michael was asked why he had chosen Ben [Affleck] and Josh [Hartnett], and he said, ‘I have worked with Ben before and I love him, and Josh is so manly and a wonderful actor.’ Then when he was asked about me, he’d say, ‘Kate wasn’t so attractive that she would alienate the female audience.’ He kept saying it everywhere we went, and we went to a lot of places.”

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Three 'Transformers' Movies Get Release Dates!

The next three movies in the Transformers franchise have been given release dates and we’ll be seeing them all a lot sooner than you probably expected!

Starting next summer, a new Transformers movie will be released every year.

Transformers 5 will hit theaters on June 23, 2017, Transformers 6 will be released on June 8, 2018, and Transformers 7 will blast into theaters on June 28, 2019, according to Deadline.

Michael Bay has said he will return to direct the fifth movie, but it will be his last in the franchise. There is no word yet if Age of Extinction‘s stars Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, and Jack Reynor will reprise their roles.

ARE YOU EXCITED to see more movies in the Transformers franchise?