Bumblebee Movie


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Who's Involved:

Michael Bay, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, John Cena, Steven Spielberg, Travis Knight, Abby Quinn, Stephen Davis, John Ortiz, Christina Hodson, Mark Vahradian, Pamela Adlon, Jason Drucker, Hailee Steinfeld, Brian Goldner, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Kenneth Choi, Rachel Crow, Chris Brigham, Ricardo Hoyos, Stephen Schneider, Gracie Dzienny

Release Date:

Friday, December 21, 2018 Nationwide

sequences of sci-fi action violence
Runtime: N/A
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

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.

official plot version from paramount.com

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Who stars in Bumblebee: Cast List

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse  

House Party, Love, Simon  


Knock at the Cabin, Radium Girls  

Rio 2  



Coyote vs. Acme, Ricky Stanicky  

The King of Staten Island, Dino Time  


The Wolf of Wall Street, Bright  

The Fallout, The In Between  

Who's making Bumblebee: Crew List

A look at the Bumblebee behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Travis Knight last directed Kubo and the Two Strings and The Six Billion Dollar Man. The film's writer Christina Hodson last wrote Unforgettable and Shut In.


Christina Hodson


Michael Bay
Lorenzo di Bonaventura
Stephen Davis
Brian Goldner

Production: What we know about Bumblebee?

Key Facts

  1. This is the first spinoff in what Paramount and Hasbro hopes will be a Transformers Cinematic Universe that will include prequels and offshoots (Hollywood Reporter, 7/13/17).
  2. Hailee Steinfeld will play a tomboy who also holds a job as a mechanic after school. Sources say the tale is a prequel to the main film series, focused on Bumblebee's life in an earlier decade (Hollywood Reporter, 7/11/17).
  3. Laika CEO Travis Knight, who directed Kubo and Two Strings, will be making his live-action directorial debut on the pic (Variety, 5/31/17).
  4. Per Variety (10/4/15), Hasbro's Steven J. Davis confirmed in a Q&A that a Transformers 5, 6, 7 and 8 are in the works. “Nine of some of the most creative writers I have ever worked with, shepherded by Akiva Goldsman, who many of you may know won an Academy Award for A Beautiful Mind and written a bunch of great movies,” he went on. “And they plotted out the next 10 years of Transformers. Similarly, we are doing the same in television and in digital. So stay tuned, Transformers 5 is on its way, and 6 and 7 and 8.”
  5. As Michael Bay told Entertainment Weekly, "It's kind of like a new Transformers. We had three, the first trilogy, and this is going to be the next one. It's the first of a new trilogy. I'm not necessarily sure that I'm doing [the others], but that's what it's meant for (April, 2014)."

Filming Timeline

  1. 2018 - November: The film was set to Completed  status.
  2. 2017 - December: The film was set to Post-Production  status.
  3. 2017 - August: The film was set to Production  status.

    Filming started late July 2017. The film’s shoot will take place entirely in California, including in Southern and Northern California.

  4. 2017 - June: The film was set to Pre-Production  status.
  5. 2016 - November: The film was set to Development  status.

    Deadline.com says Christina Hodso turned in a script that will make it possible for Paramount to mount the film for 2018.

  6. 2015 - October: The film was set to Development  status.

    Hasbro's Steven J. Davis confirmed in a Q&A that a Transformers 5, 6, 7 and 8 are in the works.

  7. 2014 - April: The film was set to Development  status.

    Director Michael Bay will be rebooting the robot franchise with at least two more movies after Transformers: Age of Extinction.

Bumblebee Release Date: When was the film released?

Bumblebee was a Nationwide release in 2018 on Friday, December 21, 2018. There were 10 other movies released on the same date, including Aquaman, Second Act and Welcome to Marwen.

Bumblebee DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: When was the film released?

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Bumblebee was released on DVD & Blu-ray on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 .

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