'Bumblebee' is First Generation Design in New Featurette

We're all in agreement that if Bumblebee is good, we're gonna be semi-mad? Because it took the Transformers franchise 5 freaking movies to get it RIGHT?

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Obviously the most common comparison we've been making between the Bumblebee trailers and an existing film is The Iron Giant– same type of genuine feel of a kid and their best pal, a giant metal man.

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In a brand new featurette released by Paramount Pictures, we see director Travis Knight and the team behind Bumblebee share why they went back to the beginning for the stunning Generation 1 designs featured in the film:

On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.

Christina Hodson wrote the script, and the film stars Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., John Ortiz, Jason Drucker, Pamela Adlon, and Stephen Schneider.

Bumblebee is set to roll into theaters on December 21st 2018.

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About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool. 

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

 Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

 Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional
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