Despite Michael Bay’s departure, the explosive, gear-grinding Transformers franchise shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, there at least another 14 films currently in the works. If the new Bumblebee trailer is anything to go by, we’re in for a really fun ride and a lot of heart.
While the previous trailers for Bumblebee’s upcoming solo film focused solely on the titular bug, the latest one features a whole lot of fan-favourites, including retro ’80s G1-looking Transformers, Optimus Prime, Soundwave, Ravage and Shockwave. The E.T.-inspired prequel, directed by Kubo and the Two Strings‘ Travis Knight, injects a lot of emotion into the franchise by showing us the unique bond between a teenaged girl and the lovable robot.
This isn’t Transformers: The Last Knight. There’s no Mark Wahlberg. No King Arthur subplot. No excentric characters or annoying robotic pets. Just a lot of ’80s nostalgia fun.
Bumblebee will be in cinemas on 21 December 2018. The film stars Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., John Ortiz, Jason Drucker, Pamela Adlon and Stephen Schneider.