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Surprise! Shia LaBeouf Has a Cameo in Transformers: The Last Knight

Shia LaBeouf as Sam Witwicky in Transformers: Dark of the Moon (Photo: Everett)

Okay, it’s not that big of a deal. It’s a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment. But Shia LaBeouf has a cameo in Transformers: The Last Knight.

The actor who played Sam Witwicky in the first three of Michael Bay’s Transformers movies appears in a wacky mugshot photo as Anthony Hopkins’ character, Sir Edmund Burton, is explaining the history of Transformers on Earth.

Apparently, the Witwicky family is a part of a secret society (Witwiccans, they’re called) dedicated to protecting the knowledge of human contact with Transformers. Yes, it’s hackneyed and not entirely coherent. (And Witwiccans? Come on. That’s way too on the nose.)

But, it’s really nice to see Sam get some props as Michael Bay closes out his time helming the Transformers franchise.

Transformers is set to spin off into new avenues, first among them a standalone Bumblebee film.