Paramount Pictures just announced that their Bumblebee Transformers spinoff movie has started production. In that announcement, they reveal that John Cena is taking on a lead role in the film. He will star alongside Hailee Steinfeld, Jorge Lendeborg, Jason Drucker, Abby Quinn, Rachel Crow, Ricardo Hoyos and Gracie Dzienny. The studio also offered up the first official plot synopsis:
Some new information has surfaced regarding the upcoming Bumblebee solo film that’s currently in development at Paramount Pictures. The movie is set to be directed by Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings) and it will star Hailee Steinfeld (Edge of Seventeen).
We knew that the movie would be a prequel story, but now we know when exactly the film will be set. According to Empire Magazine (Via: tfw2005), the movie will take place during the 1980s. They also say that the Bumblebee movie will have “less robots and the main focus is [obviously] Bumblebee”. It’s also said that movie is being made for younger audiences.
So I guess we aren’t getting that R-rated Quentin Tarantino-style Bumblebee film that was pitched to Michael Bay. That would have been interesting!
I actually do like the fact that the movie will be set in the 80s. The 80s is just such a magical time. Especially for those of us who grew up in that era! It also seems appropriate to set the film in the 80s as that when the Transformers were introduced to the world.
In other Transformers news, there’s an animated prequel film in the works. It’s being developed by the writers of Ant-Man and the story takes place on Cybertron. It will dive into the “origin myth of the Transformers millions of years ago.”
There’s also a new Transformers movie being developed that takes place in ancient Rome. There are no other details on the project than that, but it sounds like an intriguing concept. I’m curious to see how that story turns out.
Looks like Michael Bay is adding another Autobot from the sprawling roster of “Robots In Disguise” to Transformers: The Last Knight. And to be honest, it’s one we thought he’d have included long before now: Hot Rod. Continue reading →
Hasbro Inc. and Machinima co-hosted a panel during the Cannes Lions Festival offering Transformers fans a first glimpse of “Transformers: Combiner Wars”, a new animated series debuting August 2nd on social entertainment platform go90 in the US, AMC Networks International Iberia in Spain and Portugal and in other territories to be announced at a later date. Transformers: Combiner Wars, developed and produced by Machinima, marks the first time the iconic franchise has launched a digital-first series. Continue reading →
Following a cryptic warning video last week, the Transformers 5 villain has revealed himself in a new teaser for Transformers: The Last Knight. There’s no footage quite yet as production is only just gearing up, but Michael Bay has also posted a set video that you can check out in the second player below. It even reveals the automotive form of a new robot character! Continue reading →
Here’s good news for that one person who still cares about the continuity of Michael Bay’s Transformers movies: after sitting out the fourth movie, Josh Duhamel is returning to reprise his role as Lieutenant Colonel Lennox in the newly-titled Transformers: The Last Knight. Continue reading →
Did the Transformers franchise just go medieval on us? Paramount Pictures has announced that the fifth installment in the blockbuster series about massive shapeshifting robots has been dubbed Transformers: The Last Knight. Continue reading →
The Transformers comprise one of the most popular media franchises of all time. Having started life out as a toy line in 1984, the Transformers have branched out into animated television shows, comic books, countless forms of merchandise and, most recently, a very financially successful live action movie franchise (in spite of the fact that Michael Bay has actually done a pretty terrible job of directing them).
If you aren’t already familiar with the Transformers concept (and we have to assume that you probably are, unless you’ve been living under a rock for 30 years!), it’s about two factions of feuding alien robots from the planet Cybertron – the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons – who can disguise themselves as more regular machines (such as cars, trucks, tanks and even portable music players).
There is, however, quite a lot about the franchise as a whole that isn’t such common knowledge – and that’s what this article is going to be all about. Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about the Transformers: Continue reading →
Following the news that a Transformers 5 is on the way along with an animated “origin story” film set on Cybertron, comes word today that you can expect a whole lot more Transformers movies in the next 10 years in addition to those. Hasbro Studios president Stephen J. Davis was the Keynote speaker at MIP Junior in Cannes. Continue reading →