The next main entry in the Transformers franchise is just about to hit theaters, but the next film will be a big departure from the core line and will star everyone's favorite Autobot Bumblebee.
Meredith Placko sat down with Transformers: The Last Knight producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura on behalf of ComicBook.com to discuss the film, but he also touched on the Bumblebee prequel.
When asked what vehicle he would want made into a Transformer he said "That we haven't done? Oh, I don't know. You know I am looking forward to in the Bumblebee movie reliving the eighties Transformers and what those kind of cars can look like, so I think that's really fun."
The studio had previously dropped hints that it would feature a throwback to Generation 1 Transformers, but now it seems that design aesthetic will extend far beyond just Bumblebee. In the classic design, Bumblebee was is based on a Volkswagon Beetle, but was changed to a Chevy Camaro for the reboot. The prequel might give fans a chance to finally see that original design brought to the big screen.
Transformers: The Last Knight currently holds a 3.91 out of 5 on ComicBook.com's anticipation rankings.
Transformers: 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.
Mark Wahlberg and Stanley Tucci will reprise their roles from Transformers: Age of Extinction. Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, and John Turturro reprise their roles for the first three Transformers movies. The film also stars Isabela Moner, Laura Haddock, Anthony Hopkins, Santiago Cabrera, Liam Garrigan, Jerrod Carmichael, and Mitch Pileggi.
Transformers: The Last Knight's voice cast includes Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime, John Goodman as Hound, and John DiMaggio as Crosshairs. Other transformers appearing the film include Bumblebee, Drift, Hot Rod, Cogman, Canopy, Sqweeks, Grimlock, Megatron, Barricade, Onslaught, Hooligan, and Mohawk.
Transformers: The Last Knight opens in movie theaters on June 21, 2017.