The Transformers spin-off Bumblebee has just received a new release date and a new synopsis to go with it.
Deadline is reporting that Transformers spin-off will be moving to December 21, 2018. The film was originally scheduled to compete with Ocean’s Eight from Warner Brothers on June 8, 2018, but it will now instead go against WB’s Aquaman. This move is a mixed bag as far as Paramount is concerned – on one hand, Transformers: The Last Knight was completely trounced by the previous DC movie Wonder Woman and this has cost them a Summer release date, but on the other, Paramount gets a Christmas movie and toy sales tied to the film will likely soar as a result.
In addition, the following synopsis was revealed though a press release:
“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.”
The smaller scale will likely be a breath of fresh air for the franchise after the most recent big-budget explosionfest in the series vastly underperformed at the box office domestically and abroad, and the vision of the movie’s new director Travis Knight (who directed critical darling Kubo and the Two Strings) is something that’s sorely needed for this franchise after Michael Bay delivered the same sequel four times in a row. With that said, it seems like the box office returns of Transformers: The Last Knight are suggesting that audiences across the board are losing interest in this series.
Transformers Universe: Bumblebee rolls out on December 21, 2018. Its cast includes Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr. Jason Drucker, Abby Quinn, Rachel Crow, Ricardo Hoyos, and Gracie Dzienny.
Ranking The Biggest Comic-Con 2017 Movie Trailers, Worst To…
This past weekend, legions upon legions of fans descended upon San Diego for Comic-Con. What started way back in 1970 by fans of reading and collecting comics has now become an international celebration of pretty much everything under the sun and a pop culture phenomenon.
It’s also the chance for many major films and television shows to have their cast meet the fans and showcase what’s to come in the near future from their products. This year was no different as we got to see a wide range of trailers for upcoming movies, among other things. Many of these trailers were hits with fans and continue to generate excitement, but some were better than others.
Here are this year’s major Comic-Con movie trailers, ranked worst to best. Click Next to take a look.