DreamWorks Pictures isn't taking any breaks when it comes to Transformers. Later this year, the studio will roll out its the last Transformers film under Michael Bay's direction, and work is already being done on the franchise's spinoffs. Bumblebee will be the first autobot to get its own standalone film, and new reports suggest that Hailee Steinfeld is in talks to play the film's lead.
Thanks to Variety, fans have learned that the Oscar nominated actress is being eyed for Bumblebee. Earlier this year, news broke that Travis Knight was brought on to direct the film. There are no details available about the lead role which Steinfeld will play, but the movie is said to focus on Transformers' most popular characters.
If you are planning to see the Bumblebee film, then you will need to make sure you catch Transformers: The Last Knight. The two films will not be directly related, but producer Lorenzo de Bonaventure told Collider last year that the upcoming film will had ties to Bumblebee.
"I would say, we definitely spent some time going 'How does this link up and where are these other things going to go?'" the producer admitted.
"So I think in their initial construction in the writer's room, and the initial sort of thinking, we spent a lot of time on that, thinking about the interrelationship." He went on to say, "some of the things will have a very direct relationship. You'll see some things in here that are laying a pipe. You won't necessarily know that it's laying a pipe for another movie, but it's there. So there's probably, in a really meaningful way, two or three things in this movie that really have a meaningful aspect…and then there's a bunch of little things. But we're not making this movie to set up the other movies."
Fans will know Steinfeld best for her work on True Grit as the actress was nominated for an Academy Award thanks to her performance. The actress has also starred in films like Ender's Game, Romeo & Juliet, and The Edge of Seventeen. After starring in Pitch Perfect 2, Steinfeld went on to pursue a music career, and her track "Starving" recently chartered in the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100.
You can check out the synopsis for the next Transformers movie below:
"The Last Knight shatters the core myths of the Transformers franchise, and redefines what it means to be a hero. Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg); Bumblebee; an English Lord (Sir Anthony Hopkins); and an Oxford Professor (Laura Haddock).
There comes a moment in everyone's life when we are called upon to make a difference. In Transformers: The Last Knight, the hunted will become heroes. Heroes will become villains. Only one world will survive: theirs, or ours."
The cast of Transformers: The Last Knight features Mark Wahlberg (Planet of the Apes) as Cade Yeager, Isabela Moner (100 Things To Do Before High School) as Izabella, Josh Duhamel (Life as We Know It) as Lieutenant Colonel William Lennox, John Turturro (The Big Lebowski) as Seymour Simmons, and Tyrese Gibson (Furious 7) as Robert Epps, as well as Jerrod Carmichael (Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising), Anthony Hopkins (Thor: The Dark World). The voice cast includes Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime and John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane) as Hound.
Transformers: The Last Knight is set for release June 23, 2017. Are you excited for the movie? If so, let us know by giving it an Anticipation Ranking below!