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In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • John Cho is still waiting on info about Star Trek 4
  • Maleficent 2 wraps production
  • There’s now a Sharknado VR game
  • Hey, do you want to see a photo of the Wreck-It-Ralph 2 score being recorded?
  • David Sobolov, who has contributed voice work to various Transformers games and cartoons, has a role in Bumblebee
  • The Predator gets an IMAX poster
  • There might be a To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before sequel

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Transformers the Movie screening

Before Michael Bay unleashed Bayhem with his live-action Transformers films, there was 1986’s animated The Transformers: The Movie. Fathom Events, Hasbro Studios and Shout! Factory have come together to bring the animated cult classic back to theaters for one night only in September, presenting a remastered HD copy of the film. Audiences will also get a special sneak-peek at new Transfomrers prequel movie BumblebeeDetails on the Transformers: The Movie screening are below.

Update: More than 300 additional screens have been added for this screening, bringing the total to nearly 750 screens.

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In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Check out a new Bumblebee poster
  • Power Rangers sequel may or may not be in development, depending on who you ask
  • Jake Busey dishes on how The Predator treats Predator 2 as cannon
  • James Roday wants another Psych movie
  • Shane Black would love to make a Nice Guys sequel if someone would just give him the money
  • Old Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger gets together with new Terminator Gabriel Luna
  • Fede Alvarez reveals why he re-cast everyone for The Girl In the Spider’s Web
  • The worst scene in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was inspired by E.T.
  • A new poster for that new Johnny English movie, in case you care
  • Simpsons movie sequel is in the works
  • Peter Berg reveals an abandoned sequel idea for The Rundown
  • The Back to the Future cast offer up their their thoughts on Back to the Future 4
  • Sylvester Stallone once again teases Rambo 5
  • A new poster for The Nun decides to just rip-off The Exorcist, because why not?

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John Cena Surprises Fans

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, see what happens when John Cena cosplays as Bumblebee at San Diego Comic-Con. Plus, learn about the art of “the white voice” from the absurd indie comedy Sorry to Bother You, and find out all about British slang from Mission: Impossible – Fallout stars Simon Pegg and Henry Cavill. Read More »

Bumblebee Comic-Con

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 »

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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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Optimus Prime Movie

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 »

Bumblebee Featurette

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 »

Bumblebee Trailer

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 »

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Paramount and Fox 2000 have set several movie release dates for upcoming films, and possible canned one big franchise entry.

While the latest entry for Michael Bay‘s Transformers series has been pulled from the schedule, Paramount and Fox 2000 have set release dates for the highly anticipated YA adaptation The Hate U Give, the Elton John biopic Rocketman, and the feature adaptation of Stephen King‘s Pet Sematary.

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