It’s officially been announced that Bumblebee will be a reboot of the Transformers film franchise.
The Transformers brand made some noise at the New York Toy Fair 2019 and probably its biggest announcement was Hasbro confirming that Bumblebee will be rebooting the Transformers franchise.
2007’s Transformers was the beginning of a five-film franchise directed by Michael Bay. Last year, a spin-off film by the name of Bumblebee directed by Travis Knight, though produced by Michael Bay, had fans questioning if the studio was really just spinning off from the franchise or rebooting it.
Hasbro made the confirmation today at their product presentation which should excite fans of the franchise who appreciated Bumblebee‘s tone being closer to the original cartoon series, as well as the robot designs themselves.
In the 2007 Transformers film, fans who flocked out to the theaters to see the big-screen spectacle saw the hero Bumblebee befriend Sam, played by Shia Labeouf, and makes no mention of him in this new film. Instead, the titular hero meets Charlie, played by Hailee Steinfeld, and embarks on the film’s adventure with her.
The film was also noticeably a way smaller scale, allowing it to feel more personal and give fans more character development, which can get lost in a franchise with morphing robots and explosions. Bumblebee released on December 21, 2018, and ended its movie theater run making over $475 Million at the box office. A sequel to the film has already been reported to be in development at Paramount Pictures.
What did you think of the first Bumblebee film and are you excited to see a sequel? If this is a reboot of the Transformers franchise, what characters would you like to see return? Sound off in the comments below!
On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.
Directed by Travis Knight from a script written by Christina Hodson, the film stars Hailee Steinfeld, Pamela Adlon, John Cena, Stephen Schneider, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Jason Ian Drucker, Kenneth Choi, Ricardo Hoyos, Abby Quinn, Rachel Crow, and Grace Dzienny.
Bumblebee will be available on Digital March 19, followed by the 4K UHD and Blu-ray release on April 2.
Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’
Ben Affleck is officially out as Batman and it's a pretty sad day.
Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he's no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.
Three years have quickly sped by and we're officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves' The Batman and now everyone's attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that's around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.
In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.
Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.
Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he's one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes' arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he'd love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.
I've said this before and I'll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I've always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he's done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.
Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio's best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c'mon, the guy's look just screams Bruce Wayne.
Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn't deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He's charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he's young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.
Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.