Michael Bay bowed out of the Transformers franchise with The Last Knight.
Now get ready for Travis Knight’s first spinoff —Bumblebee.
Check out the first trailer:
Here’s the official synopsis for the film:
On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee the Autobot seeks refuge in a junkyard in a small California beach town. Charlie, on the brink of turning 18 years old and trying to find her place in the world, soon discovers the battle-scarred and broken Bumblebee. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns that this is no ordinary yellow Volkswagen.
What’s interesting is that the trailer even harkens to the first Transformers with the voiceover from Bernie Mac’s Bobby Bolivia. That’s the line of dialogue he gives Sam before he runs into Bumblebee in his used car shop.
With the classic Transformers fans usually taking issue with the robots looking like mish-mashed metal, Bumblebee’s look in this movie is more akin to the classic Transformers. The parts look more solid, but you can still see elements carried over from the original films.
This movie is said to have a minimal number of Transformers present too, and if I guessed right, the Decepticon in the trailer is most likely Starscream.
Bumblebee hits theaters this Christmas.