Transformers spin-off Bumblebee promotional banners were everywhere to be seen at this year’s CinemaCon 2018 event, Las Vegas.
Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis shared the pictures of the promos on Twitter. The promos feature the female lead Hailee Steinfeld as Charlie Watson along with the yellow Volkswagen Beetle. The banner also features the film’s titular logo.
The standalone prequel film takes place in 1987 almost twenty years before the events of the first Transformers film. During its run, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. A teenage girl Charlie, who is also a mechanic, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. In the film, she gradually gets to know that Bumblebee is no ordinary Volkswagen Beetle. So, basically, the film features Bumblebee’s story before it was purchased by Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) in the first Transformers film.
The star cast of the upcoming Transformers spin-off film also includes John Cena, Abby Quinn, Jorge Lendeborg Jr. Jason Drucker, Rachel Crow, Gracie Dzienny and Ricardo Hoyos. Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings) is directing the film from a script by Christina Hodson (Unforgettable, Shut In). Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Michael Bay are producing the film along with executive producers Steven Spielberg, Chris Brigham, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian.
During a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, John Cena said that the film is going to be a “wonderful piece of this franchise” and that his role in the film is “intriguing.”
“It’s going to be a wonderful piece of this franchise that I think people are going to enjoy,” Cena said. “I was very intrigued being able to meet the team around the movie. [Director] Travis [Knight] is such a passionate man. The role they were talking to me about doing was very intriguing to me because it’s a road I’ve never been down before, but a road I felt like I could accomplish. And then put that together with the context of the movie, the way that the consumer will now view Bumblebee, all of that stuff was very interesting to me. And then they were stupid enough to say yes.”
Bumblebee is set to hit theaters on December 21, 2018.
More from #CinemaCon Day 0: The Transformers spin-off #Bumblebee has promos everywhere, plus a little #Venom and the first true poster for the final How To Train Your Dragon movie, #TheHiddenWorld pic.twitter.com/U3295UZ1jl
— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) April 22, 2018
Source: Erik Davis
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