Who is the best Transformer? That may be up for debate but our personal favourite autobot is the loveable Bumblebee.
During last week’s CinemaCon, director Michael Bay announced that Paramount is working on 14 more “Transformers” films. The studio has even decided that the next “Transformers” story will be a “Bumblebee” spin-off.
Although it was already revealed last February that Bumblebee was getting his solo film, it was recently confirmed that the spin-off will be a prequel. “It’ll go a little younger. And it will be dealing more with his character and it’s just about him,” the filmmaker told MTV.
When asked about how Bumblebee’s storyline will fit into the timeline of previous “Transformers” movies, Bay simply replied, “It’s back”. He also teased that there will be a couple of “Easter eggs for things to come” in the upcoming “Transformers: The Last Knight”.
— Michael Bay (@michaelbay) March 22, 2017
When Bumblebee was first introduced in the 1st “Transformers” movie, he was a beat up yellow Camaro. Since his solo outing is going to be a prequel, it’s unlikely that we’ll see this autobot in his new slick new Camaro form. Who knows? We might even get to see him in his classic Camaro design.
According to production tracking website My Entertainment World, the “Bumblebee” prequel is slated for a mid-July shoot date. Seeing as how the spin-off is targeted for a released date in June 2018, the studio has less than 11 months to finish everything from start to finish.
While we patiently wait for Bumblebee’s origin story, fans will get to see him in action when “Transformers: The Last Knight” opens in cinemas on 23rd June 2017.