It seems Bumblebee isn’t the only Transformer to be in his upcoming spin-off film.
The trailer for the upcoming Bumblebee prequel film has arrived, and it shows us the first adventure of the mute Autobot and his original human friend, Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), as well as a promise that the humans won’t completely hog the film as they have in the last few entries. But what fans might not have seen is the inclusion of another Transformer: the treacherous Decepticon himself, Starscream, who might be the big bad of the movie.
What’s more, Starscream is sporting his classic look from the original cartoon, as opposed to the more bizarre design from the first three films. Given the ill reception, the movies have amongst fans nowadays, doing this may be a sign that Paramount is putting the franchise back on the right track, and embracing its roots.
If the trailer is any indication, Bumblebee might be a step forward for the Transformers movies, so hopefully, fans can wait until Christmas to see.
Travis Knight is directing Bumblebee from a script written by Christina Hodson. The film also stars John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Jason Drucker, Abby Quinn, Rachel Crow, Ricardo Hoyos, and Gracie Dzienny. Here’s Paramount’s official synopsis for the movie:
“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.”
Bumblebee arrives in theaters this on December 21, 2018.
5 Reasons Michael Bay Is The Perfect Director For DC’s ‘Lobo’
One of the most “in development hell” movies from DC has been Lobo. In fall of 2009, Guy Ritchie was attached to the project, but he left in early 2010 to work on other films. Two years later, Brad Peyton was reportedly going to write and direct the film with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson starring as the titular character. However, Johnson was soon after announced as Black Adam. Jason Fuchs had been named the screenwriter in spring of 2016 but there still wasn’t a solid director rumored or announced until a few weeks ago when Michael Bay was revealed to be in talks for the project.
Bay has to be one of the most polarizing directors in the last 25 years and I think the criticisms are valid. You’ve got films like The Rock, Armageddon, Bad Boys and Transformers on one side but then you’ve got some questionable choices in those same franchises as well. But Lobo is something that might be a little different and not the typical Michael Bay experience so there are reasons why this movie might actually work with him at the helm.
Hit Next to check out five reasons Michael Bay is the perfect director for DC’s Lobo!