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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Toys That Made Us Season 2 Trailer

Netflix has an endless amount of great documentary programming in their streaming library and you really have to go our of your way to find much of it. But one documentary series that has really entertained audiences taps right into the sweet nostalgia spot by chronicling the history of the popular toys that we all love so much.

The Toys That Made Us debuted last winter and had four episodes focusing on the toylines for Star Wars, Barbie, G.I. Joe and He-Man. Now the series is coming back for a second season, and this time the show will be taking a close look at LEGO, Star Trek, Transformers and Hello Kitty. There are some fascinating insights into the creation of these toy lines, and even the most die hard collector might learn a thing or two. Read More »

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In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • John Cena says Bumblebee is going to be good
  • An update on Frozen 2
  • Emily Carmichael discusses Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Jurassic World 3
  • Neil Patrick Harris still hopes for a Dr. Horrible sequel
  • Andy Muschietti is ready for It 2
  • Brigette Nielsen might appear in Creed 2
  • A very xtreme poster for Sicario 2
  • An international poster for Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  • The Grudge reimagining/sequel gets a release date
  • Toy Story 4 also gets a release date

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Transformers cinematic universe

When Transformers: The Last Knight debuted with a series-low opening day last year, it was the latest signal that the Michael Bay era might finally be coming to an end after a full decade of cinematic chaos. Now it seems as if Paramount is ready to make some changes: a new rumor indicates that the Transformers cinematic universe may be getting a full reboot. Read More »

Transformers The Last Knight Honest Trailer

Michael Bay has supposedly delivered his last effort behind the camera for the Transformers franchise, and he pulled out all the stops to make this one the most insane, self-indulgent, nonsensical, inconsistent, blockbuster bonanza. Transformers: The Last Knight has everything but the kitchen sink, and even if it had the kitchen sink, it would transform into a racist caricature of whatever new car General Motors wants to have a two and a half hour advertisement for this year.

Transformers: The Last Knight was the #1 movie voted on by Screen Junkies fans to get the Honest Trailer treatment this month, and they do their best to focus on all the most ridiculous parts of this movie, of which there are many. Oh, and keep an eye out for a cameo from one of our articles featured prominently at the beginning of this video! Read More »