Transformers fans, we have great news for you: there’s going to be a new film in the franchise and it will focus on Bumblebee, the lovable car robot in the franchise.
The latest name to join the franchise is John Cena, who tweeted, “One of the most exciting projects I’ve been fortunate to be a part of. Thrilled to join the #Transformers franchise.”
Bumblebee wil be set in 1987 and will see the titular character hiding out in a small California beach town as a yellow Volkswagon Beetle.
Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura told Entertainment Weekly, “Bumblebee’s a very loving character.He’s got a lot of heart, so of course the idyllic life of these two is interrupted by the evil Decepticons. And how are they going to be able to deal with the problem without Optimus and without everybody else?”
The film will be released in December 2018 and will star Cena with Hailee Steinfeld, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., and Pamela Adlon. This will be the first Transformers film that will not be directed by Michael Bay. Taking on the role of director will be Travis Knight.
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