‘Transformers’: Bumblebee Spinoff Will Take Place In The 1980s

Transformers: The Last Knight will explore the untold history between humanity and the robots in the disguise, but it appears that the fifth film in the live-action series won’t be the only entry in the franchise that will explore the past. In an article about the developing Transformers cinematic universe, Empire Magazine has revealed that the upcoming Bumblebee spin-off will be set in the 1980s.

Empire also notes that the spin-off will feature comparatively less Transformers characters than usual and will be aiming for a different tone than previous installments of the franchise:

Set in the 1980s, it will feature considerably fewer Transformers, concentrating on the big, yellow star […] and likely pitching a little younger, tonally.

While the setting reveals little about the premise of the spin-off, it does indicate that the film can remain relatively removed from the events of Transformers: The Last Knight, which many fans believe could feature Bumblebee’s demise based on the film’s trailers.

Expected to begin production next month, the untitled Bumblebee spin-off is targeting a 2018 release with Hailee Steinfeld in talks to join the project. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the Transformers franchise!

Source: Empire (H/T Transformers 2005)

Saturday Morning Cartoons That Could Make Successful Movies

If the Smurfs or Transformers movies have taught us anything, old Saturday morning cartoons are the new grade-A meat for the movie studios. Cartoons can be turned into animated movies, just look at the success of the Spongebob Squarepants movies, but they can also make successful live-action adaptations. Well, with Power Rangers coming out soon, an idea so silly it might as well have been a Saturday morning cartoon it’s time for studio execs to take a look at some of these hidden classics. There’s clearly a lot of money to be made adapting beloved children franchises.

I want to point out a key word to all of you guys in case you get mad at my list. I don’t necessarily know if all of these cartoons could make good movies, but I’m pretty sure they could turn a profit and be considered successful. Some of these can be enjoyable and they’re ones you might not necessarily expectIf I forgot about your favorite Saturday morning cartoon, head to the comment section and let me know!

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Sebastian Peris

Sebastian Peris

Canadian film buff, political junkie, comic book geek, and board game enthusiast.