It’s official: the Bumblebee the film is, in fact, a reboot of the Transformers movie franchise.
The announcement came on Saturday at the New York Toy Fair 2019 with Hasbro officially declaring the film as “a new storytelling universe” (via TET2005).
Released in December 2018, the film was billed as a spin-off / prequel to the five-movie franchise directed by Michael Bay. However, with Travis Knight directing Bumblebee, many fans wondered if the film was really a silent reboot rather than a spin-off. Now, it’s clear these fans were right.
Now that it has been confirmed that Bumblebee is the start of a reboot for the franchise, it shines a bit of light on franchise producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura’s announcement earlier this year that there will be more films in the future, in part thanks to the success of Bourdon.
“We had several objectives [including] bringing a whole new set of families into the show, and it was successful; in the aftermarket which will continue to be very successful, ”said Bonaventura.
“Part of our obligation was to bring back people who had left the franchise or had never experienced it, which worked well… We are finding our way. Our intention was to please the main fans but also to bring in a new audience. “
With Bumblebee Bringing in over $ 458 million at the box office worldwide, the film certainly appealed to major fans and gained new audiences. The film also performed well with critics, with a 93% rating from Fresh on the Rotten Tomatoes tomato meter. This number is Bumblebee the only franchise to boast of a welcome that is not “rotten”.
While there haven’t been any clear plans for exactly what restarting the Transformers What the franchise will look like, Bonaventura said he would “definitely love to do” a movie focused on the popular Transformer Optimus Prime, something that seems a lot more possible now thanks to Bumblebee’s success.
“[Optimus is] a stoic leader, and you can count on him, “Bonaventura said before adding that Bumblebee is” the most emotionally unstable one. He has a lot of ups and downs. So, that seemed like the best character to first try to focus on an Autobot. “
Bumblebee will be released digitally on March 19, followed by 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on April 2.
Are you excited that Bumblebee has been confirmed as a restart of Transformers? Let us know in the comments below.
Have you already subscribed to ComicBook Nation, the official podcast of ComicBook.com? Check it out by click here or listen below.
In this last episode we talk about the last Star wars rumors involving Rian Johnson, the Dragon ball super Broly controversy, a Alita conversation and much more! Make sure to subscribe now and never miss an episode!