Transformers: Bumblebee to Get Spin-Off Film

Bumblebee will have to roll-out on a solo mission in an upcoming Transformers spin-off.

We know that a whole bunch of Transformers sequels are coming our way in the next couple years, but now we’ve got some new details on what to expect from the next entries in the giant alien-robot franchise.

First, some news broke that the Transformers 5 will arrive in June 2017, with the sixth and seventh instalments releasing in 2018 and 2019 respectively.

Furthermore, it was revealed that the sixth film won’t be “Transformers 6” per se, but rather a spin-off film focusing on the voiceless Autobot, Bumblebee, who has become a fan-favourite since his debut in the original Transformers film in 2007.

“This summer we worked closely with a talented team of A-list screenwriters to map out the future of the Transformers cinematic universe,” said Tom Warner, the Transformers franchise leader for Hasbro. “Things kick off in a major way in 2017 with the release of Transformers 5 in June. And we’re working on a spin-off movie centered around Bumblebee for 2018 and the next chapter for 2019.”

Transformers 5, featuring a script by Iron Man scribes Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, along with Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down), will be directed once again by Michael Bay and is set to crash into theatres on 23 June, 2017, where it will open against Warner Bros.’ upcoming Wonder Woman movie. Mark Wahlberg has also confirmed he will return for the film.

The next film is also reportedly being split into two parts (which could make sense given the 2017 and 2019 release dates), and will reportedly revolve around Optimus facing the Quintessons with help from his second-in-command Ultra Magnus. This might begin a chain of events leading to the eventual confrontation with Unicron, the planet-devouring father of the Decepticons. But that’s all hear-say as of now.

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