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Wait, we’re getting a Bumblebee sequel AND a sequel to Transformers: The Last Knight?

March 17th, 2019 by Marc Comments

Well, this is a weird thing…

So, you may recall that not too long ago it was revealed that Bumblebee was officially the beginning of a Transformers reboot marking the end of the Michael Bay movies.

Or so we thought.

Huh?

Well, it seems that yes, Bumblebee is a reboot but the Bayformers aren’t done yet.

Transformers producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura has chatted to Japanese site Cinema and revealed that a Bumblebee sequel is on the way but so is a sequel to The Last Knight, the last in the Bayverse movies.

“We are already working on two projects and both have scripts under development. One is the latest in the main family series following the events of Transformers: The Last Knight and the other is a sequel to Bumblebee,”  Di Bonaventura said.

“So, we are thinking of films where Optimus Prime and Bumblebee will be the buddies, but when Optimus and Bumblebee are the movies of the protagonists … how human beings get involved in their drama In the first place, the size is different between human beings and theirs …. It’s a worrying point (laughs).”

Personally, I like this because, while I thought The Last Knight was utter tosh, I do want that story completed. However, I do feel it will be a bit weird to have two unrelated Transformers movies happening at the same and I can’t help feeling that perhaps Bumblebee isn’t as disconnected as we were led to believe.

On the future of Bumblebee, Di Bonaventura had this to say to Collider: “The audience had asked us several times, in different ways, ‘I want to get to know a Transformer better.’ We did that. In some respects, definitely a tip to what the audience had said to us. The interesting part is when you set out to do something like that, you don’t exactly know the ramifications of it. In this case, the ramification of it was, for the people who didn’t love the movie, was not enough action. Because you’re telling a more intimate story, therefore you can’t. So the criticism we got from some fans was like, “Hey, come on”.”

He goes on: “It was funny, I was just in Japan…and one of the reporters said to me, ‘I love the movie, I love this, I love this, and I was very tired of Michael Bay.’ I said, ‘Uh huh, I’ve heard this before.” And he goes, ‘But you know, after watching this film, I kind of wish it had a little more Michael Bay.’ It was really funny. I said, ‘Listen, I completely understand. I like what Michael does, too. Two different films, two different attempts.’”

So we can expect the future of the franchise to life the best from both franchises? Liked Bumblebee a lot but would have liked to have seen more robot chaos.

Di Bonaventura concludes: “Several lessons have come out of this. One is that we have the freedom to tell almost any story. The other is that, how strongly the audience identified with the strength of character and emotion. I know the next Transformer, our attempt anyway, is to sort of do a fusion of Bumblebee and the Bay movies…a little more Bayhem. And a little bit more of the character falling in love within the emotional dynamic of the movie.

“One of the things I want to do—and I hope we pull it off—is, we did it with Bumblebee because he’s so cute and he’s so accessible, but he can’t talk. I think the more human we can make these characters, the more people are going to like them.”

What do you all think? Are you looking forward to a new Bay movie alongside a Bumblebee sequel?

Let me know…

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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….