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TigerClaw
03-02-2017, 08:26 PM
The 1st Transformers Spinoff movie for Bumblebee just got its director, The spinoff movie will be directed by Travis Knight, He made his directing debut with Kubo And The Two Strings, so this will be his live action movie directing debut.
https://deadline.com/2017/03/bumblebee-movie-travis-knight-director-kubo-and-the-two-strings-1202034882/

Kubo And The Two Strings was very well received, so maybe the movie will turn out good under his direction.

TigerClaw
07-09-2017, 09:45 AM
There's some details about the Bumblebee spinoff movie from producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura
https://www.comicbookmovie.com/transformers/transformers-the-last-knight-producer-lorenzo-di-bonaventura-on-what-to-expect-from-the-bumblebee-movie-a152297

While doing the press rounds for The Last Knight , series producer, Lorenzo di Bonaventura spoke with Collider about what to expect from the movie. "The objective of that movie is to develop more time with less robots, and to go back to 1985 and to go back to the original heritage, if you would, of the Transformers, G1. So, it has a very distinct idea in it, and whatever is going to happen with the chemistry is what's going to happen. But it really is a young female lead opposite of Bumblebee, and I think that Optimus is going to be jealous that Bumblebee has his own movie," said di Bonaventura.

During the set visit for Transformers: The Last Knight, it was revealed that Bumblebee may be the only robot in his solo movie. While being pressed on that di Bonaventura stops just short of confirming this info. "There are less Transformers, dramatically less," He said. "We hired, purposely, Travis Knight who's a very distinct filmmaker. You can't compete with Michael [Bay], you're going to loose. Also, the audience want's something different all the time, let's keep them interested. So, they're going to get a very emotional, complex story. A very tight story, in terms of its location, in terms of its storytelling. In fact it reminds me a little bit of The Iron Giant when I did that movie at Warner Brothers. It just reminds me a little bit of that, where that it feels contained, but it doesn't feel small."

DestronMirage22
07-09-2017, 11:30 PM
Bullsh*t it'll be like G1...
These poor excuse for Transformers films will never be like G1.

Allio
07-10-2017, 07:39 AM
So the movie bumblebee gets his voice destroyed?

ZariusTwo
07-31-2017, 12:46 PM
John Cena cast in a lead role

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/john-cena-joins-transformers-spinoff-bumblebee-1025411

TigerClaw
07-31-2017, 02:21 PM
Also the movie is scheduled to be released on Dec 21st 2018, that is the same release date for the Aquaman movie, I wonder which studio will budge and move the release date?

snake
07-31-2017, 02:26 PM
John Cena cast in a lead role

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/john-cena-joins-transformers-spinoff-bumblebee-1025411

Kino confirmed.

TigerClaw
07-31-2017, 02:27 PM
Here's the synopsis

"On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug."

ZariusTwo
08-29-2017, 12:05 PM
WB and DC Comics are being sued by Hasbro over the merchandising of their own Bumblebee superhero character

http://variety.com/2017/biz/news/bumblebee-trademark-transformers-dc-comics-warner-bros-1202541577/

Autbot_Benz
08-29-2017, 12:16 PM
WB and DC Comics are being sued by Hasbro over the merchandising of their own Bumblebee superhero character

http://variety.com/2017/biz/news/bumblebee-trademark-transformers-dc-comics-warner-bros-1202541577/

ya DC's Bumblebee debuted in the comics in 1976. I don't think hasbro is gonna win. one is a talking robot the other is an African American girl who can shrink

ZariusTwo
08-29-2017, 12:33 PM
ya DC's Bumblebee debuted in the comics in 1976. I don't think hasbro is gonna win. one is a talking robot the other is an African American girl who can shrink

I was wondering if Marvel could have a horse in this race too, as Bob Budiasnky christened Bumblebee when working on the G1 comic

sdp
08-29-2017, 01:36 PM
I don't think Hasbro will win either but they actually have a case, they've been selling "block" Bumblebee products for a long time and now DC wants to sell "block" Bumblebee products. It's not about the character in general and trademark works a little bit different.

DC's bumblebee is not an interesting character though and she was just added to the line for diversity which is fine, I rather have that than make Batgirl black. I do like Wasp who basically has the same powers though, I guess she's just written a bit different. Worst case scenario DC just won't be able to sell lego Bumblebee sets as a featured character.

TigerClaw
11-11-2017, 11:10 AM
So the title of the Transformers Bumblee movie has been revealed, it will be titled Bumblebee: The Movie, also check out the Logo for it.
https://www.comicbookmovie.com/transformers/bumblebee-the-movie-logo-and-title-treatment-revealed-at-the-transformers-spin-offs-wrap-party-a155208

http://news.tfw2005.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/10/2017/11/Bumblebee-The-Movie-001.jpg

TigerClaw
12-30-2017, 09:07 AM
Here's a new still from the Bumblebee movie, plus the official synopsis.

http://cdn.collider.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/bumblebee-hailee-steinfeld-hi-res.jpg
Synopsis

On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug

Coola Yagami
12-30-2017, 11:07 AM
Here's a new still from the Bumblebee movie, plus the official synopsis.

http://cdn.collider.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/bumblebee-hailee-steinfeld-hi-res.jpg
Synopsis

On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug

So..... Transformers 1 all over again?

Vicky82
06-05-2018, 01:27 AM
Trailer up

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It doesn't appeal to me at all.

TurtleTitan97
06-05-2018, 01:32 AM
I kinda dig the Bumblebee and Starscream redesigns.

Andrew NDB
06-05-2018, 01:37 AM
Is this a new subgenre of... pre-reboot? As in... we've abandoned the terrible core series and we're planning an eventual reboot, but let's see if this side thing sticks? Because this certainly won't align with Transformers 1. Not that Transformers 2 even cared about the whole character arc of Bumblebee in the voice department. Or 3. Or I suspect 4, or 5 (haven't seen either).

Powder
06-05-2018, 01:45 AM
I've never watched any of the Transformers movies (zero interest) but I would Redbox this, looks endearing.

AT-Man
06-05-2018, 04:20 AM
Lol, looks way better already than all the previous Transformers movies.

Candy Kappa
06-05-2018, 04:41 AM
That was a really cute trailer, Bumblebee's design is a huge step-up while still being within the Bayformers aesthetic.

TigerClaw
06-05-2018, 05:03 AM
The trailer looks good. Looks like the movie will have a lot of heart to it. I'm curious why we haven't heard about this girl in the previous movies. So hopefully this will answer that question.

Perhaps the movie is told in flashbacks. Maybe the movie starts in present day. He sees the girl he knew but being a lot older. and he starts remembering the past?

ZariusTwo
06-05-2018, 08:15 AM
Looks alright.

The brief Rickroll at the end was eye-rollingly funny:lol:

PApagreg
06-05-2018, 04:35 PM
I'm kinda torn on this one, on one hand I do like the fact that Bumble Bee and Starscream have better designs compared to Bay's previous iteration(love the bee like eyes on Bumblebee and Starscream actually has some color to him) and I like how its a lot more smaller scale feel to it. However it does feel a bit repetitious that we are going to have to go through the whole "Kid befriends a monster and now the military is going after them" its kinda getting old for me.

LeotheLateBloomer
06-05-2018, 06:27 PM
The trailer looks good. Looks like the movie will have a lot of heart to it. I'm curious why we haven't heard about this girl in the previous movies. So hopefully this will answer that question.

Perhaps the movie is told in flashbacks. Maybe the movie starts in present day. He sees the girl he knew but being a lot older. and he starts remembering the past?

I doubt they care at this point.:tlol:

This one actually looks interesting compared to Bay's films. Kinda puzzling that they're not making this the first film of their announced reboot film series.

TigerClaw
06-05-2018, 07:25 PM
I doubt they care at this point.:tlol:

This one actually looks interesting compared to Bay's films. Kinda puzzling that they're not making this the first film of their announced reboot film series.
Given the 80s setting. And the new designs. I could see them rebooting Transformers this way. and and setting them up with a crossover like GI Joe.

M.O.D.O.K.
06-05-2018, 10:41 PM
This is the first time I've shown any interest in a Transformers movie, and a while in anything of the franchise since Animated. If this movie does well, I hope it encourages more people to check out his Laika work.

sdp
06-06-2018, 09:00 AM
Call me when they make a Beast Wars movie.

The trailer looks good. Looks like the movie will have a lot of heart to it. I'm curious why we haven't heard about this girl in the previous movies. So hopefully this will answer that question.

Perhaps the movie is told in flashbacks. Maybe the movie starts in present day. He sees the girl he knew but being a lot older. and he starts remembering the past?

It's meant to be a a soft-reboot of sorts it seems. Close enough to the Bayformers look but enough different to be able to separate it from it. I'm guessing Hasbro is testing the waters for their Hasbro-verse movieverse, if this is a hit and is positively reviewed it will be totally separated from the Bayformers films and re-start the Transformers film franchise and begin the Hasbroverse. If the film doesn't do well and is badly reviewed we'll get a proper Transformers reboot eventually and they'll kind of package this movie with the rest of the Bayformers movies despite any continuity errors.

I'm not a transformers fan but I enjoyed the first movie. This movie looks to me exactly the same as all the other trailers for the other movies but then again I'm not a fan maybe I'm not able to appreciate the differences. I just don't want Power Rangers to become a part of the transformers universe, ugh which if Hasbro makes their movie verse it's going to happen, its the only property they have that is as big as Transformers.

Autbot_Benz
07-20-2018, 06:46 PM
DiscussingFilm @ SDCC
‏ @DiscussingFilm

Bltizswing has been announced for #Bumblebee and was infact the jet seen in the trailer, his design will be based on the first generation of Transformers. #SDCC #SDCC2018

TurtleTitan97
07-20-2018, 06:48 PM
Wait, so that wasn't Starscream in the trailer???

That bites!

Autbot_Benz
07-20-2018, 07:01 PM
Wait, so that wasn't Starscream in the trailer???

That bites!

nope Travis Knight has said Starscream is not in the movie

Sumac
07-20-2018, 08:48 PM
DiscussingFilm @ SDCC
‏ @DiscussingFilm

Bltizswing has been announced for #Bumblebee and was infact the jet seen in the trailer, his design will be based on the first generation of Transformers. #SDCC #SDCC2018
Blitzwing....a name from long ago.
One of the few bootleg Transformers toy I have. It's actually pretty good, if it was not for the tight joints, which make him really hard to transform without breaking.

TigerClaw
07-21-2018, 06:26 AM
I heard the footage they showed. Shows a G1 Optimus Prime. But as a Hologram.

Sumac
07-21-2018, 06:31 AM
So, how this is related to Transformers movies?
Is that spin-off, reboot or all of the above?

Sorry for being slowpoke, just wasn't in tune with all this bayformers stuff.

TigerClaw
07-21-2018, 06:33 AM
So, how this is related to Transformers movies?
Is that spin-off, reboot or all of the above?

Sorry for being slowpoke, just wasn't in tune with all this bayformers stuff.
Its a prequel.