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Transformers spin-off focusing on Bumblebee set for 2018

02.12.2016

We're on the verge of experiencing a flood of TRANSFORMERS films whether we like it or not; last year Paramount and Hasbro put together a TRANSFORMERS writers room in order to chart out the future of the franchise, which would include more sequels, spin-offs, and everything in between. Just this morning Paramount announced release dates for three TRANSFORMERS films which will keep up supplied with over-the-top explosions and attractive people sweating for the next four years.

Thanks to a recent investors update from Hasbro (via Coming Soon), it seems like one of those new release dates will not be for an entry in main TRANSFORMERS series, but rather for the first TRANSFORMERS spin-off which will focus on the character of Bumblebee. Tom Warner, Hasbro's Transformers leader, said:

This summer we worked closely with a talented team of A-list screenwriters to map out the future of the Transformers cinematic universe, and as Brian announced earlier, things kick off in a major way in 2017 with the release of Transformers 5 in June. And we’re working on a spin-off movie centered around Bumblebee for 2018 and the next chapter for 2019.

Looks like Paramount/Hasbro will be taking a little inspiration from Disney/Lucasfilm's STAR WARS plan, sequel, spin-off, sequel, spin-off, and on and on until these things finally stop making money. It will be interesting to see how a TRANSFORMERS spin-off will differ from the main series, especially one which focuses on the least talkative member. Michael Bay will be returning to direct TRANSFORMERS 5, which is set for a June 23, 2017 release, then he'll be passing the torch to someone else (we'll see about that). The Bumblebee spin-off/TRANSFORMERS 6 is set for a June 8, 2018 release and it will be followed by TRANSFORMERS 6/7 on June 28, 2019. That's a lot of robots.

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Source: Coming Soon

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6:31AM on 02/15/2016
What I don't understand is that BB's voice box was fixed right at the end of the the first movie and then he speaks to Prime expressing his desire to stay with Sam. Did Bay completely forget he did that when making the follow up movies?

On the news of more movies and spin offs, I actually enjoyed the first three movies so I won't say no to this (whilst acknowledging they were far from great movies). As it is, these movies are made as much for the kids as they are (may be) for older
What I don't understand is that BB's voice box was fixed right at the end of the the first movie and then he speaks to Prime expressing his desire to stay with Sam. Did Bay completely forget he did that when making the follow up movies?

On the news of more movies and spin offs, I actually enjoyed the first three movies so I won't say no to this (whilst acknowledging they were far from great movies). As it is, these movies are made as much for the kids as they are (may be) for older people...and as far as my kids go, they loved them.
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5:14PM on 02/14/2016

Just what we need

It's bad enough we have to endure more fucking Transformers movies. Now we have a spin-off with the most useless character in those movies - the one who can't even speak.
It's bad enough we have to endure more fucking Transformers movies. Now we have a spin-off with the most useless character in those movies - the one who can't even speak.
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10:15AM on 02/14/2016
And here i was thinking we had already gotten more than enough crappy Transformers movies. Hollywood sure loves there expanded universe plans nowadays, what's next? Spin-offs in the '50 Shades of Grey' cinematic universe?
And here i was thinking we had already gotten more than enough crappy Transformers movies. Hollywood sure loves there expanded universe plans nowadays, what's next? Spin-offs in the '50 Shades of Grey' cinematic universe?
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9:20AM on 02/13/2016
Can we at least give him a real frickin' voice now? That speaking through the radio broadcasts bullshit has to stop.
Can we at least give him a real frickin' voice now? That speaking through the radio broadcasts bullshit has to stop.
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8:55AM on 02/13/2016

Just make it....good

Every one of these movies (except the first which I consider a fun time) has had the semblance of what could be a workable plot, but they're ruined by an overlong run time and some truly awful dialogue/characters. Just own up to what people complain about, learn from mistakes and make another at least DECENT Transformers movie! I'm sure it's possible!
Every one of these movies (except the first which I consider a fun time) has had the semblance of what could be a workable plot, but they're ruined by an overlong run time and some truly awful dialogue/characters. Just own up to what people complain about, learn from mistakes and make another at least DECENT Transformers movie! I'm sure it's possible!
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4:20AM on 02/13/2016

They do the 'Splosions pretty well

So, sure, get in a decent scriptwriter. Get some dialog that isn't embarrassing.
So, sure, get in a decent scriptwriter. Get some dialog that isn't embarrassing.
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6:09AM on 02/13/2016
A plot that makes sense would be great as well.
A plot that makes sense would be great as well.
8:59PM on 02/12/2016
HA! Talented team of A-list screenwriters!? [link] Since these movies have just gotten progressively worse I find it hard to believe that. BOOM! CRASH! SPLOSIONS! YELLING! STUFF! THINGS! That's about the depth that would go into those meetings.
HA! Talented team of A-list screenwriters!? [link] Since these movies have just gotten progressively worse I find it hard to believe that. BOOM! CRASH! SPLOSIONS! YELLING! STUFF! THINGS! That's about the depth that would go into those meetings.
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9:05PM on 02/12/2016
You forgot OPTIMUUUUUS!
You forgot OPTIMUUUUUS!
9:57PM on 02/12/2016
And also multiple kissing scenes where the Sun is in the mouth.
And also multiple kissing scenes where the Sun is in the mouth.
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