Michael Bay built a second Stonehenge to blow up in ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’

“He loves an explosion. Transformers: The Last Knight opens on June 23. And you’re just running, running for your life.”
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You know there was a moment when Bay asked if they’d let him blow up the real one. He absolutely loves them, so if he can use them safely, he will. You’re absolutely experience what it feels like to have an explosion go off just behind you. One of the battlefields in the movie, which links the Transformers history to Arthurian legend, was this actual ancient site in the fields of England:
“I mean the man took a whole crew and cast and unit to Stonehenge and then by the time he had made it down the road, built another Stonehenge just so he could blow it up,” Haddock says. They’re much more fun to blow up. Laura Haddock, who costars in this summer’s latest sequel, Transformers: The Last Knight, says the franchise’s bombastic director even recreated an ancient location – because they wouldn’t let him detonate the real one. To read more from EW’s Summer Movie Preview, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands now, or buy it here. Something that kind of builds your adrenaline. “Michael’s sets are practical, so you would think that maybe 90   percent of this film is done on green screen, and it’s really not,” Haddock tells EW. “Oh, that question was most definitely asked,” Haddock says. Although the shapeshifting robots themselves are always digital creations, with thousands of moving pieces, the human stars of the Transformers movies always inhabit real locations. “Some days, you go home and you’re just covered in, you know, bruises and cuts, and you just think, ‘That was one of the best days I’ve ever had,’” Haddock says. Don’t forget to   subscribe   for more exclusive interviews and photos, only in EW. Although she said they take pains to guarantee safety. A little. Often you’re running through what feels like a genuine … battlefield.