The Bumblebee Movie will see the fan favourite Transformer front his own standalone adventure in December 2018. And it looks like the iconic Bumblebee will revert back to his iconic form from the 80s cartoon and assume the disguise of a yellow Volkswagen Beetle.
The throwback isn’t just a coincidence, as the Bumblebee Movie will be based in the 80s, and will take place decades before the events of the first Transformers film. Joining the Autobot in this new adventure is Hailee Stanfeld, who will portray a teenage mechanic named Charlie Watson who forges a relationship with the robotic hero.
WWE superstar, John Cena also has a starring role in the film, reportedly playing a secret government operative from Sector Seven. There are also rumours that the pro-wrestler turn actor will be portraying a villain in the movie, which is a departure from the roles fans have seen him in thus far.
The Bumblebee Movie arrives in theatres in late December 2018 and will be directed by Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings). The standalone Transformers movie also stars Pamela Adlon, Stephen Schneider, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Jason Drucker, Kenneth Choi, Ricardo Hoyos, Abby Quinn, Rachel Crow, Grace Dzienny, and John Ortiz.