According to Empire Magazine, the Bumblebee movie will take place in the 1980’s and will feature fewer Autobots and Decepticons, in order to focus more on the title character and his solo adventures. Bumblebee will be the first Transformers spin-off movie and will be the first instalment of the franchise that won’t be directed by Michael Bay.
Hailee Steinfeld (Edge of Seventeen) will reportedly star in the movie as a tomboy who works as a mechanic after school. Travis Knight, who directed the Oscar-nominated stop-motion film Kubo and the Two Strings, is directing the Bumblebee movie.
The character of Bumblebee will next appear in Michael Bay’s Transformers: The Last Knight, which opens in theatres on June 22, 2017!