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Transformers: The Last Knight will be the last outing for director Michael Bay, but it’s only the beginning for the Transformers franchise. The first of 14 (!) more Transformers movies in development will be Bumblebee, the ’80s-set prequel for the lovable yellow Autobot.

And while the Bumblebee movie is assembling all sorts of talent behind and in front of the camera — Kubo and the Two Strings director Travis Knight is set to helm the spin-off while Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfeld is circling the lead role — but we all know a good movie is more than just the good talent working on it. Worry not, says Lorenzo di Bonaventura, as the Transformers franchise producer assures us that the story holds up and even draws comparisons to another beloved and critically acclaimed robot movie: The Iron Giant.

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Transformers Bumblebee movie setting 1980s

An old rumor is confirmed: the first Transformers spinoff, Bumblebee, will take place when the original animated series was airing, the 1980s. Director Travis Knight‘s (Kubo and the Two Strings) prequel won’t be as busy or as large as Michael Bay‘s Transformers movies, either. A few new details have come out about the film, which will star Hailee Steinfeld (Edge of Seventeen).

Below, learn more about the Bumblebee movie setting.

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Is it weird to feel pretty good about Bumblebee, the first Transformers spin-off and the start of what Paramount hopes will be a long and healthy franchise post-Michael Bay? The film is set to be directed by Travis Knight, the incredibly talented director behind Kubo and the Two Strings (one of the best films of last year) and now Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfeld is in talks to star.

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We’ve already explored how director Michael Bay can’t seem to quit the Transformers franchise, and we know Paramount certainly doesn’t have any plans to give up on one of its most consistent moneymakers. Bay himself says there are 14 more movies in development, and the filmmaker recently confirmed that the upcoming Bumblebee spinoff will be a prequel. But where and when will it take place? Join us as we explore the possibilities of a Bumblebee prequel.
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Michael Bay has revealed that Paramount is currently developing 14 Transformers movies. We’ve rounded up what we know about the Transformers movies revealed to be in development so far.
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Transformers Bumblebee

The Transformers movies released so far have been a linear series of sequels, but a little while back we heard they’d be branching out into spinoffs — and now one of those spinoffs is taking a massive, alien-robot-sized step forward. The Bumblebee movie has reportedly found a director in Travis Knight, who last helmed Laika’s Kubo and the Two StringsRead More »

Transformers The Last Knight Trailer Release

The buzz surrounding the next installment of the Transformers franchise is about to take off as the first trailer is on the verge of arriving next week. Word on the street is that the first Transformers: The Last Knight trailer will debut in theaters next week and then hit the web shortly thereafter. But that’s not the only good news for Transformers fans.

Find out a bit more about the Transformers The Last Knight trailer release and the status of the developing Bumblebee spin-off after the jump. Read More »

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Last week Paramount unveiled its plans to make a new Transformers movie every year, copying Disney’s plans for the Star Wars films. Transformers 5 is set for release in June 2017, to be followed by a film in the two following summers. It was reported that the second of those three films would be a spinoff featuring Bumblebee, again copying Disney’s plans for a spin-off film every other year sandwiched in-between two continuing franchise movies. And now we’ve learned that the Bumblebee spin-off film will be a lower budget film. Find out the details, after the jump.

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Earlier today, we reported that Paramount Pictures had set dates for Transformers 5, 6, and 7 in 2017, 2018, and 2019. Well, it turns out that wasn’t exactly accurate. While it is true we’re getting three more Transformers movies over the next three years, they won’t all be direct sequels. One of them will be a spinoff featuring Bumblebee (that’s the yellow one, for those of you who suffer from a Transformers-specific form of face blindness).  Read More »