We’re getting our first take a gander at the Transformers spinoff film Bumblebee, as another picture highlights star Hailee Steinfeld and the main Autobot legend, who is going up against the type of an exemplary Volkswagen Beetle simply as he did in the first Generation 1 toon. We’re getting our first take a gander at the Transformers spinoff film Bumblebee, as another picture highlights star Hailee Steinfeld and the main Autobot legend, who is going up against the type of an exemplary Volkswagen Beetle simply as he did in the first Generation 1 toon. In spite of far reaching basic disparagement, the Transformers establishment had been a standout amongst the most solid film industry entertainers of the most recent decade until the current year’s Transformers: The Last Knight, which extremely failed to meet expectations monetarily and proposed the outsider robot establishment needed new blood. The initial phase in retooling the realistic robots in camouflage comes as the Bumblebee spinoff film. The movie, coordinated by Kubo and the Two Strings’ Travis Knight, is a prequel set in a little California town in 1987, with Steinfeld’s Charlie Watson unearthing the adorable Autobot scout. The film will supposedly be casting off some of Michael Bay’s overabundance, going for an all the more family-accommodating tone. The first image from the film’s production is certainly encouraging. Empire has shared an image of Steinfeld’s Charlie standing by a dusty old Volkswagen Beetle in the desert, which you can check out at CBM. Read More : Fans Launch Website In Support Of Zack Snyder Cut for Justice League Longtime Transformers fans will likely be delighted by this image, as it invokes the memory of the Generation 1cartoon, where Bumblebee was a chatty, spunky Beetle, rather than the mute muscle car of the Bay movies. The pivot to an 80s period piece also suggests the film will lean into the built-in nostalgia of its earliest source material while still presumably staying in loose continuity with the Bay films – though it might do well to take a lesson from the X-Menfilms and not get too worried over continuity in favor of telling a good story. A Bumblebee spinoff by a decidedly non-Michael Bay director makes sense as a course correction for the Transformers movies, which for many had become an easy shorthand for all of the worst impulses of big budget, franchise filmmaking, increasingly consumed by spectacle and mythology at the expense of likable characters and plots that made sense. Reducing the Autobot cast to the most popular hero outside of Optimus Prime – though voice actor Peter Cullen has said he has a role in the film – is a quick and easy way to cut out the increasingly ridiculous mythology and curtail the overwhelming CGI blur of dozens of robots pounding each other in favor of telling an actual story. Transformers deserves to be a fun, respected film franchise, and this feels like a step in the right direction.