Paramount's BUMBLEBEE May Have Quietly Rebooted The TRANSFORMERS Franchise

Paramount's BUMBLEBEE May Have Quietly Rebooted The TRANSFORMERS Franchise

Michael Bay's Transformers franchise spans 12 years and 5 films that have collectively grossed over $4 billion dollars. However, a new report says Travis Knight's Bumblee has quietly reset the franchise.

Transformers fans may finally be getting the cinematic universe they've always wanted. A new report from TFW2005 states that Hasbro and Paramount are planning to use Bumblee as a launching point for a new Transformers cinematic universe. Previously, the film had been described as a prequel.

Transformers: The Last Knight hit theaters not too long ago in June 2017, roughly 18 months before director Travis Knight's Bumblee was released in December 2018. It was the lowest grossing film of the Michael Bay-directed Autobot pics, amassing $605.4 worldwide in a film series that has studio expectations of $1 billion or bust. Perhaps that was the precursor for the shift in thinking as Paramount quietly rolled out Bumblee with a lower production budget and box office expectations.

Currently still playing in select theaters, Bumblee sits at $458.2 million worldwide and is being hailed by the critics as the best live-action Transformers film to date.



On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.
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