Now that director Michael Bay has delivered what is supposedly his final Transformers film with The Last Knight, the franchise is ready to expand in new directions in the years to come. The first post-Bay Transformers movie will be Bumblebee, a prequel following the solo adventures of Optimus Prime’s faithful lieutenant.
With the Bumblebee movie reportedly hitting theaters next summer, here’s everything we know so far about this Transformers spinoff, including the director, possible cast and how the film will stand apart from the Transformers movies we’ve seen before.
We’ll see if Bumblebee’s production is impacted by the box office performance of Transformers: the Last Knight. The fifth Michael Bay-directed Transformers film debuted to a franchise-low $ 45.3 million domestically, though it raked in quite a bit more overseas.