After the monumentally disappointing Transformers: The Last Knight, Paramount Pictures has seemingly fast tracked plans to expand the franchise with the upcoming Bumblebee spin-off. According to reports, the Bumblebee movie is targeting a December 2018 release, with wrestler-turned-actor John Cena landing a role in the film.

Hailee Steinfeld will star in the film, which is directed by Kubo And The Two Strings‘ Travis Knight. The Bumblebee spin-off is confirmed to take place in 1987, long before we ever met the Transformers. Steinfeld plays Charlie, a young girl trying to find her place in the world when she finds a battered and broken Bumblebee in a junk yard.

The growing cast also includes Jason Drucker, Abby Quinn, Rachel Crow, Ricardo Hoyos and Gracie Dzienny. Filming on the Bumblebee movie is officially underway.

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