Bumblebee is finally getting his own ‘Transformers’ spinoff movie


Four movies is not enough! There are three more “Transformers” movies on the way, and one of them is a Bumblebee spinoff. What is there left to talk about in the world of rapidly transforming robots, it boggles the mind, but press on, indecipherable aliens.

Paramount and Hasbro have revealed that fans can expect one “Transformers” film a year starting in 2017, with “Transformers 5” scheduled to hit theaters June 23. The Bumblebee film is set for a June 8, 2018, release, with the third of these announced films due out June 28, 2019.

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Transformers, of course, is the toy-based franchise about transforming alien robots -- Autobots and Decepticons from the planet Cybertron. The current cinematic universe was launched with 2007’s “Transformers,” and all four films within this universe have been directed by Michael Bay.

Bay is attached to direct “Transformers 5,” which will feature Mark Wahlberg, who starred in 2014’s “Transformers: Age of Extinction.” The film will be up against “Wonder Woman,” also set for a June 23, 2017, release, while the Bumblebee film shares a release date with “Godzilla 2.”

For those of you wondering why the world needs more “Transformers” films, the four so far have grossed $3.8 billion at the box office worldwide. But mostly, we’re looking forward to the Bumblebee movie.

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