Actor Voicing Bumblebee in Upcoming Live Action Film Revealed #jointhebuzz

Transformers News: Actor Voicing Bumblebee in Upcoming Live Action Film Revealed #jointhebuzz

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Here is a massive spoiler, Bumblebee has a speaking role in the movie. While he will be beeping and buzzing throughout most of it, it seems he will be speaking at some aprts, like in the begining or on the Cybertron sequence. Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura spoke with IGN to reveal this exclusive info, also confirming that Bumblebee's mythology is being reset with this film.

"Since we were approaching this as an origin story, we felt that it was appropriate that you got to hear his voice," di Bonaventura said of the character who thus far has only been able to communicate using existing media. "That’s the simple logic that we employed. The longer term implication of that is different. But the short-term implication of that is, since we really are resetting the mythology, essentially, of who Bumblebee is. And so, that seemed to us to be the appropriate, to get the chance to hear what he sounds like."


The voice actor in question will be Dylan O'Brien from Maze Runner and Teen Wolf. Here is what di Bonaventura had to say:

"Dylan has that great quality in his voice of youthful exuberance, and also sort of trustworthiness," the producer explained. "I think those are the two qualities that we wanted Bumblebee to have."
"Thankfully, we’ve showed it to a few audiences, and people seem to think that it’d be right and an appropriate voice," he said. "You never know, obviously that can be a sensitive thing for people. But it turns out, they imagine his voice that way."


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Re: Actor Voicing Bumblebee in Upcoming Live Action Film Revealed #jointhebuzz (1996843)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 3rd, 2018 @ 2:12pm CST
*sigh*

You know, regardless of all the inconsistencies we get across the films, with someone like Bumblebee being as big a deal as he is in these movies, one would think that they'd be able to keep his voice about as consistent as the movies' other big deal Autobot, Optimus Prime.

We got Mark Ryan for Movie 1 and ROTF (in a deleted scene), no one in DOTM and AOE, and then Erik Aadahl in TLK. And now, we get a third voice in Dylan O'Brien for this movie.

I know, I KNOW! Voice changes in these movies are nothing new (Hugo Weaving to Frank Welker for Megatron, Sideswipe's two voices, etc.). But it's BUMBLEBEE. The biggest robot name in these movies besides Optimus, whose been consistently Peter Cullen across all of these films. Even some of the lesser Autobots like Ironhide, Ratchet, Wheelie, Brains, Hound, Crosshairs, and Drift have all kept consistency in their voices.

Ratchet alone remained voiced by Robert Foxworth across FOUR movies and he's hardly been any bit of noteworthy as a character in these films.

All I'm saying is, can't they just pick one single definitive voice for the biggest Autobot star of these movies and stick with him for any time that he needs to speak onscreen?
Re: Actor Voicing Bumblebee in Upcoming Live Action Film Revealed #jointhebuzz (1996860)
Posted by zko on December 3rd, 2018 @ 3:50pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:*sigh*

You know, regardless of all the inconsistencies we get across the films, with someone like Bumblebee being as big a deal as he is in these movies, one would think that they'd be able to keep his voice about as consistent as the movies' other big deal Autobot, Optimus Prime.

We got Mark Ryan for Movie 1 and ROTF (in a deleted scene), no one in DOTM and AOE, and then Erik Aadahl in TLK. And now, we get a third voice in Dylan O'Brien for this movie.

I know, I KNOW! Voice changes in these movies are nothing new (Hugo Weaving to Frank Welker for Megatron, Sideswipe's two voices, etc.). But it's BUMBLEBEE. The biggest robot name in these movies besides Optimus, whose been consistently Peter Cullen across all of these films. Even some of the lesser Autobots like Ironhide, Ratchet, Wheelie, Brains, Hound, Crosshairs, and Drift have all kept consistency in their voices.

Ratchet alone remained voiced by Robert Foxworth across FOUR movies and he's hardly been any bit of noteworthy as a character in these films.

All I'm saying is, can't they just pick one single definitive voice for the biggest Autobot star of these movies and stick with him for any time that he needs to speak onscreen?


By the time they are done with him he will have more voice actors than people who have played 007...
Re: Actor Voicing Bumblebee in Upcoming Live Action Film Revealed #jointhebuzz (1996866)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 3rd, 2018 @ 4:10pm CST
Also, that IGN article...

After years of being unable to talk, Bumblebee will finally speak in his upcoming spinoff
IGN chatted with Transformers franchise producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura last week about... why it was necessary for the film to finally give the Transformer his own voice.
the character who thus far has only been able to communicate using existing media.
This movie will be the first time Bumblebee's voice is depicted in the live action films.
Yeesh, someone sure didn't do their homework for this.
Re: Actor Voicing Bumblebee in Upcoming Live Action Film Revealed #jointhebuzz (1996874)
Posted by 15ngcs1 on December 3rd, 2018 @ 5:08pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:*sigh*

You know, regardless of all the inconsistencies we get across the films, with someone like Bumblebee being as big a deal as he is in these movies, one would think that they'd be able to keep his voice about as consistent as the movies' other big deal Autobot, Optimus Prime.

We got Mark Ryan for Movie 1 and ROTF (in a deleted scene), no one in DOTM and AOE, and then Erik Aadahl in TLK. And now, we get a third voice in Dylan O'Brien for this movie.

I know, I KNOW! Voice changes in these movies are nothing new (Hugo Weaving to Frank Welker for Megatron, Sideswipe's two voices, etc.). But it's BUMBLEBEE. The biggest robot name in these movies besides Optimus, whose been consistently Peter Cullen across all of these films. Even some of the lesser Autobots like Ironhide, Ratchet, Wheelie, Brains, Hound, Crosshairs, and Drift have all kept consistency in their voices.

Ratchet alone remained voiced by Robert Foxworth across FOUR movies and he's hardly been any bit of noteworthy as a character in these films.

All I'm saying is, can't they just pick one single definitive voice for the biggest Autobot star of these movies and stick with him for any time that he needs to speak onscreen?


Maybe because Bumblebee has a youthful voice? I dunno.
Re: Actor Voicing Bumblebee in Upcoming Live Action Film Revealed #jointhebuzz (1996935)
Posted by Deadput on December 3rd, 2018 @ 11:23pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:*sigh*

You know, regardless of all the inconsistencies we get across the films, with someone like Bumblebee being as big a deal as he is in these movies, one would think that they'd be able to keep his voice about as consistent as the movies' other big deal Autobot, Optimus Prime.

We got Mark Ryan for Movie 1 and ROTF (in a deleted scene), no one in DOTM and AOE, and then Erik Aadahl in TLK. And now, we get a third voice in Dylan O'Brien for this movie.

I know, I KNOW! Voice changes in these movies are nothing new (Hugo Weaving to Frank Welker for Megatron, Sideswipe's two voices, etc.). But it's BUMBLEBEE. The biggest robot name in these movies besides Optimus, whose been consistently Peter Cullen across all of these films. Even some of the lesser Autobots like Ironhide, Ratchet, Wheelie, Brains, Hound, Crosshairs, and Drift have all kept consistency in their voices.

Ratchet alone remained voiced by Robert Foxworth across FOUR movies and he's hardly been any bit of noteworthy as a character in these films.

All I'm saying is, can't they just pick one single definitive voice for the biggest Autobot star of these movies and stick with him for any time that he needs to speak onscreen?


While I understand your point both of the other voice actors would absolutely not work for this version of Bumblebee because...

A:This is a prequel and he's younger here and designed to be cuter which neither Ryan or Erik's voices are

B: This movie regardless of whether it's a reboot or not is a new direction so why would the new director pick either of those guys?


Erik's lines weren't even intended to be the final Bee for Tlk in the first place but Bay liked the performance enough despite it being pretty mediocre, thank God they didn't go for him.


Ryan works as broken vocal cords older Bee which he isn't going to be either of those things at the start of the film he wouldn't have worked.
Re: Actor Voicing Bumblebee in Upcoming Live Action Film Revealed #jointhebuzz (1996947)
Posted by KVO Prime on December 4th, 2018 @ 2:27am CST
Deadput wrote:

A:This is a prequel and he's younger here and designed to be cuter which neither Ryan or Erik's voices are



I know, cause for a robot that's been around for millions of years fighting, those 30 years at the end really jumpstarted that robo-puberty? lol..
Re: Actor Voicing Bumblebee in Upcoming Live Action Film Revealed #jointhebuzz (1996948)
Posted by 15ngcs1 on December 4th, 2018 @ 2:49am CST
they're resetting Bumblebee's mythology, basically revealing that the movie is a reboot, so 'a robot that's been around for millions of years fighting' is invalid now.
Re: Actor Voicing Bumblebee in Upcoming Live Action Film Revealed #jointhebuzz (1996954)
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 4th, 2018 @ 3:57am CST
I still think that they are waiting to see how this movie performs before fully conmiting themselves to a reboot now. If it doesn't do well, its just got enough links to the 07 movie to act like a prequel. If it does well, then the next film will be the one to fully break from the old continuity. We shall see.
Re: Actor Voicing Bumblebee in Upcoming Live Action Film Revealed #jointhebuzz (1997234)
Posted by Deadput on December 5th, 2018 @ 4:48pm CST
KVO Prime wrote:I know, cause for a robot that's been around for millions of years fighting, those 30 years at the end really jumpstarted that robo-puberty? lol..


On that note why is Bumblebee still considered young if he's millions of years old?

Why hasn't he matured in all of those years until that 30 year gap and then the years of the movies?

These are more reasons why the "million year war" will never stop being the single biggest worse concept the franchise has come up with, it both disregards the passage of time and makes stories even more contrived when they get to Earth because suddenly in a few years the status quo drastically changes.

How do you wage war for millions of years and never get anywhere? That's ignoring the wars that came before which would mean that the Cybertronian history is longer then existence.
Re: Actor Voicing Bumblebee in Upcoming Live Action Film Revealed #jointhebuzz (1997244)
Posted by 15ngcs1 on December 5th, 2018 @ 6:52pm CST
once again, I mentioned that the article said they're resetting Bumblebee's mythology, basically revealing that the movie is a reboot, so 'a robot that's been around for millions of years fighting' is invalid now. They are aware of their huge mistakes and now they're fixing it.
Re: Actor Voicing Bumblebee in Upcoming Live Action Film Revealed #jointhebuzz (1997245)
Posted by 15ngcs1 on December 5th, 2018 @ 6:54pm CST
Deadput wrote:
KVO Prime wrote:I know, cause for a robot that's been around for millions of years fighting, those 30 years at the end really jumpstarted that robo-puberty? lol..


On that note why is Bumblebee still considered young if he's millions of years old?

Why hasn't he matured in all of those years until that 30 year gap and then the years of the movies?

These are more reasons why the "million year war" will never stop being the single biggest worse concept the franchise has come up with, it both disregards the passage of time and makes stories even more contrived when they get to Earth because suddenly in a few years the status quo drastically changes.

How do you wage war for millions of years and never get anywhere? That's ignoring the wars that came before which would mean that the Cybertronian history is longer then existence.


As I mentioned before, they're resetting Bumblebee's mythology, basically revealing that the movie is a reboot, so 'a robot that's been around for millions of years fighting' is invalid now. They are aware of their huge mistakes and now they're fixing it.
Re: Actor Voicing Bumblebee in Upcoming Live Action Film Revealed #jointhebuzz (1997251)
Posted by Deadput on December 5th, 2018 @ 7:40pm CST
15ngcs1 wrote:
As I mentioned before, they're resetting Bumblebee's mythology, basically revealing that the movie is a reboot, so 'a robot that's been around for millions of years fighting' is invalid now. They are aware of their huge mistakes and now they're fixing it.


Even if it's a reboot that doesn't mean there isn't a million year war still it just means there's a reboot to tell new stories.
Re: Actor Voicing Bumblebee in Upcoming Live Action Film Revealed #jointhebuzz (1997253)
Posted by 15ngcs1 on December 5th, 2018 @ 7:52pm CST
Deadput wrote:
15ngcs1 wrote:
As I mentioned before, they're resetting Bumblebee's mythology, basically revealing that the movie is a reboot, so 'a robot that's been around for millions of years fighting' is invalid now. They are aware of their huge mistakes and now they're fixing it.


Even if it's a reboot that doesn't mean there isn't a million year war still it just means there's a reboot to tell new stories.


We don't know yet.
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Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 5th, 2018 @ 8:08pm CST
Thanks to our very own jon3.0, we have some kind of fun and interesting news for you. Apparently, Entenmann's Little Bites, which is a brand of delicious tiny muffins in pouches (and a guilty pleasure of yours truly), is running a campaign where you can get $5 off a Bumblebee movie ticket! This campaign is advertised on their muffin boxes, and what it entails is you purchasing 3 or more boxes of Little Bites, 8 count boxes of mini donuts, or Entenmann's Minis between now and January 5, 2019, entering in via this link your name, address, and contact info along with your receipts, and finally you will be sent a promo code to purchase tickets from Fandango. It's really that simple!

So if you are planning on going to see the movie, head on out and pick yourself up some guilty pleasures and get yourself $5 off a ticket to see the Bumblebee movie! With early screenings this Saturday and the movie proper itself coming out over the course of the next 3 and a half weeks around the world, the Bumblebee hype is real!

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Posted by Etseterrestrial on December 5th, 2018 @ 8:35pm CST
I eat Little Bites everyday so this is a dream come true for me. :DANCE:
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Posted by notirishman on December 5th, 2018 @ 10:32pm CST
Come one, come all! We have a little news roundup on some Bumblebee movie news, starting with (drumroll please):

Soundwave speaks! Yes we get to here his fine, autotuned voice. In this same clip, we see new footage of Bumblebee talking to Optimus Prime, as well as some more footage of Bumblebee and Blitzwing fighting. Here, he shoves a missile into Blitzwing and shoots it, causing an explosion! Thanks to user adam glam on Instagram for all this footage below!
Here is this video.
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Here we see Bumblebee trying to fix his voice briefly, in robot mode, as well as a new shot of Shatter and Dropkick, the later of whom threatens to burn the world to cinders... again.
Here is this video.
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Next, we get a featurette showing Bumblebee and Charlie trying to fix his voice!
Here is this video.
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Then, we have the full "Don't Run!" scene.
Here is this video.
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We have the clip of Charlie teaching Bee how to hide.
Here is this video.
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Another clip, this time of Sector seven chasing Bee through the woods.
Here is this video.
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Last, but not least, a new, upbeat trailer, with multiple new shots he haven't seen! Check it out below!
Here is this video.

Any viewers from China? Well, today we have a confirmation of a release date: January 4th, 2019, two weeks after the North American showing. The article that tells us this comes from Variety.

In a similar vein, Tencent Pictures is collaborating with Paramount Pictures to properly import and distribute the movie, as well as advertising and promotion in mainland China. This is good news, as it is very likely this company can help improve sales in China, which often times, ends up being where much of the movies' profit comes from. The article can be read here, at Cision.

Finally, the fan screening over at the United Kingdom has finished, with a few pictures uploaded of the celebrities present too at Paramount Pictures' UK Facebook page.
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So thoughts on our little roundup? Tell us below!
Re: Actor Voicing Bumblebee in Upcoming Live Action Film Revealed #jointhebuzz (1997281)
Posted by Deadput on December 5th, 2018 @ 11:52pm CST
notirishman wrote:Yes we get to here his fine, autotuned voice. In this same clip, we see new footage of Bumblebee talking to Optimus Prime, as well as some more footage of Bumblebee and Blitzwing fighting. Here, he shoves a missile into Blitzwing and shoots it! Though we know he survives since he drops Bumblebee off a cliff later in the scene. Thanks to user


Well that's what the trailer wants you to think, going by all the spots and trailers I've already pieced together what happens.

Well actually I do know what happens in the scene thanks to screening from today, I'll keep it short.

Spoilers for the fight between Bee and Blitzwing. (Not in depth but a gist of the events based off the trailers and word from someone who has seen the film tonight.)

So Blitzwing attacks Bee, they fight and such, Blitz takes Bee up the cliff and does the questioning thing and then drops him off the cliff and afterwards he goes down to finish him off which leads to the end that we see in the spot where Bee lodges a missile into Blitzwing and blows him up therefore killing him, at some point during this fight Blitzwing rips out Bee's voice box, so yes they do show his moment of death in the trailer.


So uh that statement in your article is not entirely accurate.

I mean even before I read stuff from the guy who saw it I had pieced together how the scene was gonna go down thanks to the latest spot.


At least Sector 7 doesn't kill Blitzwing.


Edit: in regards to the spot itself look how clear and good that cgi looks and how emotive Blitz is despite lacking a uh proper mouth.

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"It Was At This Moment He Knew... He Slagged Up"
Re: Actor Voicing Bumblebee in Upcoming Live Action Film Revealed #jointhebuzz (1997293)
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 6th, 2018 @ 3:41am CST
That kinda confirms then what I heard elsewhere regarding Blitzwing, thanks deadput :) also unless they state in the film that bee is a young Cybertronian, the backstory is still a million year war. Now if this film is a success (and I hope it is, I need to wash the stain that was last knight away) then we'll see this as a proper reboot, if not, expect them to leverage this as a prequel to 07 and get ready for another film after they reboot gi Joe and the rest of the hasbro properties
Re: Actor Voicing Bumblebee in Upcoming Live Action Film Revealed #jointhebuzz (1997295)
Posted by 15ngcs1 on December 6th, 2018 @ 4:05am CST
Edit: in regards to the spot itself look how clear and good that cgi looks and how emotive Blitz is despite lacking a uh proper mouth.

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"It Was At This Moment He Knew... He Slagged Up"[/quote]

That's what happens when you have Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings), having a background in animation, as the director. Of course he has a great team (visual effects, production design,etc) working alongside him.
Re: Actor Voicing Bumblebee in Upcoming Live Action Film Revealed #jointhebuzz (1997296)
Posted by 15ngcs1 on December 6th, 2018 @ 4:07am CST
ZeroWolf wrote:That kinda confirms then what I heard elsewhere regarding Blitzwing, thanks deadput :) also unless they state in the film that bee is a young Cybertronian, the backstory is still a million year war. Now if this film is a success (and I hope it is, I need to wash the stain that was last knight away) then we'll see this as a proper reboot, if not, expect them to leverage this as a prequel to 07 and get ready for another film after they reboot gi Joe and the rest of the hasbro properties


can't wait to hear the reviews after the early screening on Dec 8!

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