Paramount so far had mixed luck with the Transformer movies as they received mixed reviews from critics despite being major box office hits over the years. Recently however, director Michael Bay teased that the studio is planning on bringing 14 more Transformer movies in the upcoming years. One of the spinoffs of Transformer series featuring Bumblebee is set for 2018 release and Michael Bay confirmed that the movie is set to be a prequel with shooting set to begin this July.
Talking to MTV, when asked about the movie, he said, “It’ll go a little younger, and it will deal more with his character and it’s just about him.” If that’s the case, then Bumblebee is most likely to be only Transformer in the upcoming movie. Although the reports claimed that the shooting will being this summer, we are yet to hear a lot about the possible casting of the movie and hopefully we’ll learn more about the development in the upcoming weeks.
Earlier reports have suggested that the spin-off will provide Bumblebee an origin story which might just explain his traits and abilities. However, we are yet to get confirmation, but as the production should start in a few months to meet its release date, we should hear from the studio sometime very soon.