The Transformers franchise may have provided five feature-length films but they're not done yet. With many planned sequels still on the way, there is also a spin-off film focusing on the character of Bumblebee which is slated for a December 2018 release date. The film will star Hailee Steinfeld and a number of young fresh-faced castmembers. Here is the plot:
The story is set in the year 1987, where Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small California beach town. Charlie (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.
John Cena will not only be in the film but he has apparently been cast in one of the lead roles. Pre-production started on the film today.