Shedding some more light on the upcoming Transformers movie, director Michael Bay has announced the introduction of an all-new character. Named 'Squeaks,' this cute little alien robot transforms into a Vespa and is reported to be one of the three new Autobots who will be introduced in the fifth iteration - Transformers: The Last Knight. Squeaks is the third transformer teased by Michael Bay after the new Bumblebee Camaro and Barricade Mustang.
Now if you are a Transformers purist then you might have already figured out that Squeaks is not from the original Transformers series. We will not go so far to say that the makers of the movie have cheated an all-new character for the movie franchise, but that might not be far from the truth. That said, if you are aware of some of the other works of Hasbro, the company that created Transformers, then you might find some resemblance between Squeaks and T-BOB, a robot from another series called M.A.S.K. Now personally I feel Squeaks looks a bit like R2D2 from Star Wars rather than T-BOB but everyone is open to have a perspective.
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It also appears that Squeaks will be a companion for new human character Izabella, played by Isabela Moner. The character is a street-smart tomboy who grew up as an orphan and was raised in foster care. In the movie her only friend is this small-sized autobot - Squeaks.
As of now, only five other transformers have been confirmed for the fifth instalment, three Autobots and two Decepticons. Among the Autobots we have - Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and Crosshairs, while from the Decepticons the movie will feature Megatron and Barricade among others. The movie might also introduce another new character - the 'Creator,' which many believe will be played/voiced by Anthony Hopkins, but we can't confirm it for now.