Even though the fan presence for Transformers is high at San Diego Comic-Con, the Paramount Pictures film franchise mostly stayed away from the convention center itself when it comes to promoting its upcoming would-be blockbuster. But it sounds like the studio might have something to prove with their first Transformers spin-off focusing on Optimus Prime’s right-hand Autobot.
Bumblebee takes the titular yellow Autobot, who debuted in live-action in the first Transformers movie back in 2007, out on his own adventure. But this time, we flashback to the 1980s when he encountered a teenage girl named Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld) in a small California beach town, and he was just a beat-up old Volkswagen beetle. The first trailer for Bumblebee gave us some flares of The Iron Giant and E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, so did the Bumblebee Comic-Con panel in Hall H get us anymore excited? Find out below. Read More »
In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- Jessica Chastain shares a new photo from It: Chapter 2
- The Shape towers over a victim in an awesome new Comic-Con exclusive Halloween poster
- Christopher Lloyd gives an update about Back to the Future 4
- New books and comics are coming that will be set in the Blade Runner universe
- And more!
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Bumblebee is being sold as a sweet coming of age story of a teen girl mechanic and a cute yellow car/alien, but make no mistake: the first Transformers spin-off has its fair share of action and conflict. Wherever there’s an Autobot, you know a Decepticon isn’t far behind, and now we have a new image of two of the film’s three robotic baddies sprinting across an open field in all their glory.
Check out the two Bumblebee Decepticons in the photo below. Read More »
The San Diego Comic-Con schedule continues to take shape. Yesterday, the schedule for July 19 arrived. Now, the schedule for Friday, July 20 is here, and there is plenty to get excited about. You can officially expect panels for Halloween, Glass, Bumblebee, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Walking Dead, Castle Rock, and more. See highlights from the Friday line-up below.
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Bumblebee will be making a pitstop at San Diego Comic-Con International this year, marking the first time in Comic-Con history that a Transformers film will grace Hall H. Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr. and director Travis Knight are all expected to attend.
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The Transformers film franchise doesn’t have a great track record with its female characters. But Bumblebee, the upcoming live-action Transformers spin-off movie, might be the first step toward changing that – and fans have Steven Spielberg to thank for it. Learn about the significant Steven Spielberg Bumblebee contribution below.
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Since plans for another sequel in the primary Transformers franchise appear to be more dead than Cybertron, it sounds like Paramount Pictures and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura are rethinking how they might keep Transformers alive on the big screen.
This winter will bring us Bumblebee (watch the teaser trailer here), a spin-off focusing on a solo adventure for the yellow Autobot as he meets a teenage girl in the 1980s, not unlike how he became acquainted with Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) in the first live-action Transformers movie from 2007. If all goes well with Bumblebee, we might get to see Autobot leader Optimus Prime get his own spin-off too. Read More »
Last week brought the first teaser trailer for the Transformers spin-off Bumblebee. The film focuses on the vocally-challenged, signature yellow Autobot who has been a cornerstone of the entire franchise right alongside Optimus Prime. Now, Bumblebee finds himself on his own in what is something of an origin story for the character as he goes on an adventure that happens decades before the first installment of the Transformers movies.
A new Bumblebee featurette has arrived with a focus on director Travis Knight, the man who has done wonders with stop-motion animation at LAIKA. After directing Kubo and the Two Strings and having his hand in LAIKA’s other projects such as Coraline and ParaNorman, Knight hopes to bring some of that mesmerizing storytelling to the Transformers universe. Read More »
Before Bumblebee cruised around as a souped-up Chevrolet Camaro, the loyal Autobot hero took the form of a classic Volkswagen Beetle. And before he befriended Sam Witwicky, he was tight with a girl named Charlie Watson.
Paramount Pictures has unveiled a Bumblebee trailer that gives us a look at the studio’s first live-action Transformers spin-off movie, which is a prequel set in a Californian beach town in the 1980s. It’s also the first movie in this franchise that hasn’t been directed by Michael Bay. Check it out below. Read More »
In this edition of sequel bits:
- Some updates on Bumblebee
- A new on-set Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom video
- Learn the working title for John Wick 3
- Check out the title card for Mission: Impossible – Fallout
- Sam Rockwell and Chance The Rapper join the cast of Trolls 2
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