But the franchise looks like it's about to return to the lighter, Amblin-inspired coming-of-age themes of the first film with a new spin-off. That's a change of pace from the nonsensical action of Michael Bay's five (!) Transformers films, and it'll be interesting to see how audiences respond. "It's very character and storyline driven, which is a bit different, but it still has the elements that Transformers fans love and will see in the movie..."
'A driver don't pick the auto, the vehicle pick the driver, it's a mystical bond between man and machine, ' intones a voiceover, quoting the words of Uncle Bobby the used auto dealer from the first Transformers film. It also further evokes the film's nostalgic approach to the Transformers franchise.More news: Macron tells Trump US tariffs are 'illegal', says European Union will respond firmly
The first official teaser trailer for Transformers: Bumblebee has been released. Directed by Travis Knight, the film is set in the 80's and will chronicle the events that happened prior to the first Transformers film. Hailee Steinfeld stars as Charlie, along with John Cena, Martin Short, Pamela Adlon, Megyn Price, Kenneth Choi, and John Ortiz.
You can check out the latest synopsis for Bumblebee below. Before Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) and Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg) joined forces with the famous yellow Autobot, young Charlie Watson (Hailee Steinfeld) discovered him when he was a retro VW Beetle in 1987. Bumblebee opens in theaters on December 21st.