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Bumblebee confirmed as being a new start for the Transformers franchise

February 18th, 2019 by Marc Comments

Well, we suspected as much and now we’re sure.

At New York Toyfare at the weekend, Hasbro, at their product presentation, confirmed that Bumblebee was in fact now treated as a full reboot of the Transformers cinematic universe.

You may recall a while back that Hasbro and Paramount planned on scrapping the Transformers universe completely, with Bumblebee being the final instalment.

However, the movie has done so well, both critically and with the fans, that it’s now being used to restart the franchise with a more faithful look and tone to the original cartoon series that made people like me fall in love with it all those years ago as a child.

While there’s nothing else to add, this news on its own is big news.

On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.

Directed by Travis Knight from a script written by Christina Hodson, the film stars Hailee Steinfeld, Pamela Adlon, John Cena, Stephen Schneider, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Jason Ian Drucker, Kenneth Choi, Ricardo Hoyos, Abby Quinn, Rachel Crow, and Grace Dzienny.

Bumblebee will be available on Digital March 19, followed by the 4K UHD and Blu-ray release on April 2.

Source: TFW2005

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….