THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 4559 -- Pictured: Actor Anthony Hopkins during an interview on November 4, 2013 --
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The man formerly known as Hannibal Lecter is joining the cast of Michael Bay's newest blockbuster. Entertainment Weekly reports that Anthony Hopkins is joining Mark Wahlberg as a co-star in Transformers: The Last Knight, in what's sure to guarantee lots of CGI-magic, explosions and serious Hopkins facial expressions. 

Hopkins started trending on Twitter shortly after the news broke, becoming the first nearly 80-year-old to capture the public's attention for starring in an action film since, um, probably ever? Gizmodo is quick to point out that "The Last Knight" in question is most likely Hopkins, given his age, proclivity for winning Oscars and actually being a knight of Great Britain (Queen Elizabeth made it so in 1993).  

Not much is known about Hopkins' role in the flick, other than that he'll appear live in the flesh, as opposed to voicing some kind of villainous robot monster. The film releases June 23, 2017. There are already release dates for Transformers 6 and 7.