The wheels of the Bumblebee Movie are finally turning with the addition of John Cena and Hailee Steinfeld to the Transformers spinoff. According to the official synopsis, the standalone Transformers adventure will be based in the mid-80s.
On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (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.
It will be interesting to see what the Bumblebee Movie does for the fledgling Transformers franchise. Its most recent outing, The Last Knight massively underperformed at the box-office, which could be a sign that audiences are finally getting tired of the franchise.
Nevertheless, having a spinoff film based on one of the most beloved characters of the franchise along with Steinfeld and WWE Superstar, John Cena could be just what Paramount needs for the Transformers.
The Bumblebee Movie comes to theatres in December 2018 and also stars Pamela Aldon, Stephen Schenider, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Jason Drucker, Kenneth Choi, Ricardo Hoyos, Abby Quinn, Rachel Crow, and Grace Dzienny. The film will be directed by Travis Knight.