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Published On: Thu, Jun 16th, 2016

Anthony Hopkins joins ‘Transformers The Last Knight’

In one scathing review of 2014’s Transformers: Age of Extinction, The Boston Globe praises director Michael Bay: “He has a knack for bringing A-list talent down to his level.”

Panned by critics, that film earned over $1 billion globally.

New casting news sets up another skilled actor, who is joining the  Transformers franchise.

 

Twitter responses to the movie’s casting coup varied from “Oh my gosh this is is cool” and “now that’s AWESOME“ to “Anthony Hopkins gotta eat!”

It is not yet known which role the actor will play—and whether he will appear in the flesh or will voice a character.

Hopkins isn’t new to blockbusters, starring in Kenneth Branagh’s superhero film Thor, and returned to play Odin in the film’s sequel Thor: The Dark World

 

Speaking at a Disney expo to presumably tout the sequel, Hopkins leveled with the media in the audience.

“I haven’t seen the movie and I’ve forgotten it,” Hopkins bluntly said of the sequel.

“It’s hard to follow the story in the script. This is not really my world. I’ve come to Marvel at a late stage in my life and I’m used to doing more conventional films. But it’s interesting. All I was concerned about sometimes was to turn the dialogue that I had into something that was more human instead of too overwritten.”

This is not the first, second, or third time that Hopkins has favored cash over content—the actor was rumored to have earned $15 million for reprising his most famous role, as Hannibal Lector, in 2001’s Hannibal and 2002’s Red Dragon—projects which the actor later said he regretted.

When asked about possibly reprising the role a fourth time, the actor responded, “I did it once. . .Made the mistake of doing it twice—three times.” Of the original film, he would only admit, “The Silence of the Lambs is okay. It was a good film.”

 

 

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- Writer and Co-Founder of The Global Dispatch, Brandon has been covering news, offering commentary for years, beginning professionally in 2003 on Crazed Fanboy before expanding into other blogs and sites. Appearing on several radio shows, Brandon has hosted Dispatch Radio, written his first novel (The Rise of the Templar) and completed the three years Global University program in Ministerial Studies to be a pastor. To Contact Brandon email [email protected] ATTN: BRANDON

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