As first mentioned in the wake of Paramount Pictures' announcement of annual Transformers films last week, Bumblebee will be getting his own picture.
The film will take the June 8th, 2018 slot previously announced as Transformers 6 and will star the fan-favorite character. Paramount chairman and CEO Brad Grey told The Hollywood Reporter the film will be made "at a lower cost" than the expensive main line Transformers films directed by Michael Bay.
The fifth film, scheduled for release on June 23rd, 2017, is expected to be Bay's final entry in the series. But Grey mentioned the Akiva Goldsman led story team already has "eight or nine interesting stories" to develop following the director's departure from the series.