Next summer, audiences will be treated (or subjected) to Michael Bay’s latest entry in the Transformers series, the kinda-sorta fresh start Transformers 4. According to Bay, the new film will not be a reboot, but rather a continuation of what was established in the last three Transformers movies. That being said, it will be completely redesigned with a whole new cast of characters and, most importantly, Transformers. Yesterday, Michael Bay revealed the new redesign of the Autobot’s leader, Optimus Prime, and now the director has revealed the new look for one of the franchise’s most beloved characters, Bumblebee.
Michael Bay revealed the new Transformers’ design on his personal website. The new-and-improved Bumblebee is now “a highly modified, vintage 1967 Camaro SS.” It looks like Michael Bay ditched the all-yellow paint job Bumblebee usually boasts, in favor of a darker look with a bright yellow front end.
We know Bumblebee will appear in the new Transformers movie, but will Shia LaBeouf’s Sam Witwicky make a cameo appearance to say goodbye to his best friend? After all, Sam Witwicky and Bumblebee have been together for three movies, which is longer than Sam and Mikaela’s (Megan Fox) relationship.
It’s interesting that Optimus Prime and Bumblebee are going to be in the new Transformers movie. Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner and Michael Bay said the new film would feature brand new Autobots and Decepticons. Maybe all of the old Transformers will die in the new film’s first act and a new era and generation of characters will be ushered in, just like in the animated feature film Transformers: The Movie in 1986. Now that would be very interesting to watch.
Transformers 4 will feature actors Mark Wahlberg, Jack Reynor, Nicola Peltz, Brenton Thwaites, Stanley Tucci, Sophia Myles, and Kelsey Grammer. The fourth installment in the Transformers film franchise will hit theaters everywhere on June 27, 2014, in 3D and IMAX.