And the wait is over. The first teaser trailer for Bumblebee, the first in a series of planned spinoffs in the Transformers series has been released. It's a fresh and new take on the troubled series- from the female lead to a more personal and emotional tone.
The film is slated to release on December 21, 2018
“The driver doesn’t pick the car, the car picks the driver. It’s a mystical bond between man and machine,” the trailer starts with these profound words of Bobby Bolivia, played by Bernie Mac in the first Transformers movie. Then we meet Charlie, our leading lady which is played by Hailee Steinfeld. She comes across a yellow Volkswagen Beetle, she drives it home, only to realise that it’s really an alien Transformer.
This Bumblebee is nothing like we know him for. He's a lost baby who doesn't know who to trust in this strange new world. Charlie shows him compassion, and together, they take on the evil men who’re after him.
Helmed by Travis Knight, the first man other than Michael Bay to make a Transformers movie. And Bumblebee is very much like an animated movie - like a mix between The Iron Giant and a Pixar film.
Bumblebee also stars John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr, and Pamela Adlon. It’s scheduled for a December 21 release.