Bumblebee is an upcoming American science fiction action film directed by Travis Knight with a screenplay by Christina Hodson. It is the sixth instalment in the live-action Transformers series, serving as a prequel to Transformers. The film centers around the titular protagonist Bumblebee. The film stars Hailee Steinfeld as Charlie Watson, John Cena as Agent Burns, Jorge Lendeborg Jr. as Memo, John Ortiz as Agent Powell, Jason Drucker as Otis Watson, and Pamela Adlon as Charlie's mother. It was announced on December 3rd, 2018, that Dylan O’Brien will be providing the voice for Bumblebee. 
Bumblebee is the first film in the franchise to not be directed by Michael Bay, though he will still stay on board as a producer. It is scheduled to be released on December 21, 2018, by Paramount Pictures .
20 years before the events of the first film, in 1987, Bumblebee takes refuge in a small California beach town junkyard. A teenage girl learns that it is no ordinary Volkswagen Beetle.
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- Bumblebee voiced by Dylan O'Brien
- Optimus Prime voiced by Peter Cullen
- Arcee voiced by Grey Griffin
- Wheeljack voiced by Steve Blum
- Brawn voiced by Kirk Baily
- Cliffjumper voiced by Andrew Morgado
- Ratchet voiced by Dennis Singletary
- Shatter, a Decepticon Triple Changer who transforms into a red Plymouth Satellite and a Harrier Jump Jet. She will be voiced by Angela Bassett.
- Dropkick, a Decepticon Triple Changer who transforms into a blue AMC Javelin and a Bell AH-1 SuperCobra. He will be voiced by Justin Theroux.
- Blitzwing, a Decepticon who transforms into a red/white McDonnel Douglas F-4 Phantom II. He is voiced by David Sobolov.
- Shockwave voiced by Jon Bailey
- Soundwave voiced by Jon Bailey
- Several Seekers
- Martin Short will voice a character in the film.
- Hailee Steinfeld as Charlie Watson, a feisty and kind teenage girl who finds and befriends Bumblebee
- John Cena as Jack Burns, an agent of Sector 7
- Jorge Lendeborg Jr. as Memo
- John Ortiz as Agent Powell of Sector 7
- Jason Drucker as Otis Watson, Charlie's younger brother
- Pamela Adlon as Sally Watson
- Megyn Price as Amber
- Rachel Crow as Celia
- Abby Quinn as Alice
- Gracie Dzienny as Tina
- Ricardo Hoyos as Trip
- Kenneth Choi as Ken
- Stephen Schneider as Ron
- Rory Markham as Agent Jake Adams of Sector 7
- Len Cariou as Uncle Hank
- Vanessa Ross as The Mean Girl
- Glynn Turman as General Whalen
- Lenny Jacobson as Roy
- Jiana Alvarez as Teen Partygoer/Mean Girl
- Kevin Kent as Sector 7 Machinegunner
- Christian Hutcherson as Howie (Sector 7 Tech)
- Michael Masini as Actor
- Chloé Boudames as Mean Girl
- Michelle Fang as Mean Girl/Party-goer
- Anna MacDonald as Mean Girl
- Antoine Holmes Sr. as Sector 7 Army Soldier
- Dave Reaves as Humvee Machine Gunner
- Krystin Goodwin as News Reporter
- Sachin Bhatt as Pilot Hutton
- Natalie Conneely as Camper
- Spencer Holmes as Sector 7 Army Soldier
- Mika Kubo as Mean Girlfriend #2
- Etienne Vick as Townie
- William W. Barbour as Neighbor
- Boston Rush Freeman as Otis' Dojo Friend
- Lars Slind as Humvee Driver
- Tony Toste as Roller Coaster Rider
- Gregory Schwabe as Sector 7 Tank .50 Cal Gunner
- Paul Black as Agent Scott
- Alivia Levie as Sector 7 Agent
- Matthew Dunn as S-7 Agent Marks
- Isabelle Ellingson as Mean Girlfriend #1
- Andrea Lea Martzipan as Boardwalk Patron
- Paul Kennedy Jr. as Lance Corporal Martin
- Sierra Anne Murphy as Boardwalk Teenager
- Damon Hoffman as Soldier
- Antonio Rosa as Sector 7 Agent
- Deena Trudy as Sector 7 Agent
- Brandon Wardle as Party Goer #3
- Courtney Coker as Young Agent #1
- Andrew Spach as Drunk Guy
- Antonio D. Charity as Bill the Mechanic
- Stephanie Holden as Teen Partygoer
- Tim Martin Gleason as Charlie's Dad
- Chance Falcon as YoYo Kid
- Robert Chestnut as News Cameraman
- Dustin Richardson as Neighbor
- Jesse Stoudt as Boardwalk Pedestrian
- John Lobato as Party-Goer
- Nick Pilla as Young Agent
- Jeff Redlick as Neighbor
- Logan Hunt as Young Agent #2
- Walker Brinskele as Party Goer
- Nico Abiera as Boardwalk Patron
- Barry Alan Williams as Boardwalk Patron
- Yianni Apostolopolous as Teen Partygoer
- Apollo Garza as Sheriff Deputy
- Ryan Day as Party-Goer
- Manny Avina as Karate Student
- Thomas W. Stewart as Townie
- Agustin Reiter as Boardwalk Teen
- Rick Richardson as Sheriff
- Heidi Michaelis as Neighbor
- Reuben J. Lee as Army APC .50 Cal Gunner
- Mateo Garcia as Otis Dojo's Friend
- Meghan Barrett as Partygoer/Mean Girl
- Anthony Latona as Agent Crest
- Joseph Krachenfels as Sheriff
- Tom David as Sector 7 Agent
- Emilee Bickert as Mean Girl
- Christopher Mark Rodriguez as Sector 7 Agent
- Rachel DeAngelis as Boardwalk Goer
- Joe Schwartz as Boardwalk pedestrian
- Evan Barney as Teen
- Sasha McCulloch as Boardwalk Teenager
- Jett Mann as Boardwalk Patron
- Felicia Stiles as Party-goer #1
- Samantha Falco as Camper
- Logan Fromme as Ride Enthusiast
- Pablo Zavala as Neighbor
- Maximilian Merritt as Smoker Boy/Partygoer
- Martin Ezidro as Camper
On February 12, 2016, it was announced that the sixth film in the Transformers series Transformers 6 would be released on June 8, 2018, while later it was revealed that the film would be an untitled spin-off, featuring Bumblebee. On November 11, 2016, Deadline reported that Paramount Pictures was moving forward with the project by revealing that Christina Hodson had written the script for the spin-off, and she was one of the female writers Paramount and Michael Bay hired in the "writers room." On March 2, 2017, Deadline reported that Travis Knight was hired to direct the film. In May 2017, it was revealed that the film's story would be set in the 1980s, and that it would have fewer robots. In the same month, it was announced that it would be titled as Transformers Universe: Bumblebee.
In May 2017, it was reported that Hailee Steinfeld was in talks for the female lead in the film, and she confirmed her involvement later in June. On July 11, 2017, Jorge Lendeborg Jr. joined the cast as the male lead. On July 12, 2017, The Tracking Board confirmed that Rachel Crow had been cast in the film. On July 13, 2017, the rest of the core cast of the film was confirmed, including Jason Drucker, Abby Quinn, Ricardo Hoyos and Gracie Dzienny. On July 22, 2017, it was reported that Pamela Adlon had been cast in the film to play Steinfeld's mother. On July 31, 2017, the film added John Cena to its lead cast along with Kenneth Choi and Stephen Schneider in the supporting cast.
On October 2, 2017, while interviewing in promotion for the home media release of Transformers: The Last Knight, voice actor Peter Cullen revealed that he would be in the film . With the release of more trailers, his reprisal as Optimus Prime was known.
Principal photography on the film began on July 31, 2017, in Los Angeles and San Francisco, California, and was scheduled to finish on November 16, 2017, under the working title Brighton Falls. Instead, filming concluded 6 days earlier, on November 10th, 2017.
Later, in November 2017, the film was revealed to have changed its title to Bumblebee: The Movie, as well as having wrapped up filming.
The movie will initially released in theaters in the United States on December 21, 2018.
At San Diego Comic Con, the Bumblebee panel revealed several pieces of information. The red and white jet in the trailer had initially been believed to have been Starscream, and Paramount even used the name in pre-release information before removing it from their website. At the SDCC panel, Travis Knight revealed that the character was actually Blitzwing. The other two Decepticons featured in the movie, Shatter and Dropkick, were revealed to be Triple Changers. Shatter was inspired by Nightbird, and Dropkick was inspired by Megatron.
- ↑ ‘Maze Runner’ Star Dylan O’Brien Is The Voice Of ‘Bumblebee’ In Paramount’s Standalone Film
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Bumblebee (2018) - Release Info - IMDb
- ↑ D'Alessandro, Anthony (July 31, 2017). "'Transformers' Spinoff 'Bumblebee' Flies To December 2018". Deadline.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Peter Cullen Confirmed In The Bumblebee Movie - Transformers News - TFW2005 (2 October 2017).
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 Bumblebee Trailer Breakdown With Director Travis Knight
- ↑ San Diego Comic Con 2018 – Bumblebee The Movie Panel
- ↑ Jess Harnell Reprises His Role As Barricade For Transformers: Bumblebee
- ↑ Martin Short Working On Voice-over For Transformers: Bumblebee
- ↑ Lesnick, Silas (May 23, 2017). "Licensing Expo 2017 - Full Gallery at ComingSoon.net". ComingSoon.net.
- ↑ Wood, Matt (November 12, 2017). "The Bumblebee Movie Just Got A New Title And A Cool 80s Logo - CinemaBlend". CinemaBlend
- ↑ Bumblebee (2018) - New Official Trailer - Paramount Pictures