Bumblebee Director Travis Knight to Return To Animation Studio Laika

Transformers News: Bumblebee Director Travis Knight to Return To Animation Studio Laika

Thursday, December 13th, 2018 6:58AM CST

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With Bumblebee edging its way into theaters soon, we have word from director Travis Knight regarding his future projects. Despite rumors stating that Knight would replace former Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn to take over for the third film, Knight himself dispelled the rumor in a statement he made to Bad Taste, a website based in Italy. He explains that, “After Bumblebee, [Knight’s] goal is to return to work at the animation studios Laika, [his] ‘child’ bringing with him [all] the baggage of experience [he’s] gained with [Bumblebee].”

For those who do not know, Knight made his name known working on stop-motion animated films such as 2009’s Coraline and 2014’s Kubo and the Two Strings, the latter being Knight’s directorial debut. Despite the warm reception towards Bumblebee, his live action debut, it seems Knight’s tenure in the Transformers franchise will be left short and sweet.

Transformers News: Bumblebee Director Travis Knight to Retire from Transformers

Are you saddened that Knight will not continue to work with Transformers, or do you prefer his work at Laika? Perhaps you wish that Knight was indeed taking the helm for the third Guardians movie. Let us know what you think in the Energon Pub and stay tuned here at Seibertron.com for all the latest Transformers news and reviews!
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Re: Bumblebee Director Travis Knight to Return To Animation Studio Laika (1998609)
Posted by william-james88 on December 13th, 2018 @ 8:14am CST
15ngcs1 wrote:I think he's following Steven Spielberg's footsteps. Spielberg never directs sequels. He only executive produces them.


LOL WOT?

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Re: Bumblebee Director Travis Knight to Return To Animation Studio Laika (1998610)
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 13th, 2018 @ 8:17am CST
Jurassic Park The Lost World wants to say hello as well
Re: Bumblebee Director Travis Knight to Return To Animation Studio Laika (1998611)
Posted by 15ngcs1 on December 13th, 2018 @ 8:27am CST
Fine Spielberg said he rarely directs sequels
Re: Bumblebee Director Travis Knight to Return To Animation Studio Laika (1998617)
Posted by william-james88 on December 13th, 2018 @ 8:41am CST
15ngcs1 wrote:Fine Spielberg said he rarely directs sequels

Maybe he talks about these days, but when you look at his career he has 4 sequels out of 32 films. That's way more than rarely.
And guess what film he will be working on soon, ANOTHER SEQUEL to Indiana Jones

https://variety.com/2018/film/news/indi ... 202861005/
Re: Bumblebee Director Travis Knight to Return To Animation Studio Laika (1998619)
Posted by 15ngcs1 on December 13th, 2018 @ 8:51am CST
he's very dedicated to that particular franchise if he chose to direct all of them
Re: Bumblebee Director Travis Knight to Return To Animation Studio Laika (1998620)
Posted by snavej on December 13th, 2018 @ 9:03am CST
Film cut? I'll have to see an uncut version for Bumblebee's Hot Rod, then!
Re: Bumblebee Director Travis Knight to Return To Animation Studio Laika (1998621)
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 13th, 2018 @ 9:05am CST
:lol: if only hot rod was in the film to begin with!
Re: Bumblebee Director Travis Knight to Return To Animation Studio Laika (1998631)
Posted by chaddicus on December 13th, 2018 @ 10:06am CST
Nowhere in this short article does it have anything saying he is retiring from the Transformers films, aside from the title. All it says is he's going to go work on animation projects, which if you're a director, you move on to your next job. He could easily come back for the next instalment, if there is a next instalment, which would be years away.
Re: Bumblebee Director Travis Knight to Return To Animation Studio Laika (1998632)
Posted by 15ngcs1 on December 13th, 2018 @ 10:07am CST
true. these titles are always misleading.
Re: Bumblebee Director Travis Knight to Return To Animation Studio Laika (1998633)
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 13th, 2018 @ 10:11am CST
Basically he's not doing the next one there's talk that Paramount are looking at other people for the Optimus Prime movie.
Re: Bumblebee Director Travis Knight to Return To Animation Studio Laika (1998960)
Posted by noctorro on December 15th, 2018 @ 3:02am CST
Well, I'm going to need to drop my opinion here as well as an '85 kid who grew up with G1


Bumblebee was awesome! I agree with the person who said I'd spend another whatever bucks on the 5 minutes of Cybertron alone.

Damn I love this movie. It starts with action, we actually have flying Tran...

Spoilers!!!!

No, no spoilers. I love the movie, it has character development, it has humor. It has slow parts and takes it's time with scenes and moments. The action is great! I do think the forrest battle is still thé best battle. But man would that forrest battle have looked good with Transformers looking Transformers.

I love the very few Transformers in the movie so that they actually have screentime. I know everybody loves the first movie but Megatron and Starscream had a 4 second dialogue wich made it look like they were an adaptation of anything. Otherwise the cons were just mindless drones to be brutally murdered by peace loving Autobots.

I like he humans, I was very unsure about John Cena (European and don't watch/follow any of that WWE stuff a lot of Americans are crazy about, I do like the womens WWE, sick moves and hot chicks). I liked the family, a bit cheesy at times but not overly and actually had some deep elements.

I loved the relationship between Charlie and Bee, and Charlie and afro boy. It was sweet. If Bay directed this than afro boy would be spying on Charlie taking showers. My god it's so fresh no not see that depraved sexuality we have nowadays with 16 and pregnant, instaho's, Nicki Minaj and women getting to be celebrities and influencers by effing some rich black dude. Man that part of our pop culture is destructive and lizard brain sad as hell.

Ontopic, Cybertron man... Cybertron.

Travis Knight knows his stuff and made his film and I love it. He loves Transformers and I hope this director get's another chance at my most favorite franchise.

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The last scene where Bumblebee takes off on the bridge, damn man, chills and almost tears...

I had a great time watching the early screenings of Bumblebee and am going to watch it with the waifu again soon, and at least one more time solo after that. I love this film, I love the fact that the current toyline Siege looks a lot like the Cybertron parts.
They really changed a lot since there are no Cybertron scene toys on the shelf or in the making as far as we know. So the director really had power and took a stand to have that scene in.
Re: Bumblebee Director Travis Knight to Return To Animation Studio Laika (1999160)
Posted by Black Hat on December 16th, 2018 @ 9:10am CST
EDIT: Whoops, wrong thread!
Re: Bumblebee Director Travis Knight to Return To Animation Studio Laika (1999246)
Posted by Salacious_Monk on December 16th, 2018 @ 8:17pm CST
ZeroWolf wrote:Basically he's not doing the next one there's talk that Paramount are looking at other people for the Optimus Prime movie.


Whoever the next director is, he should be somebody who grew up watching the G1 series...
Re: Bumblebee Director Travis Knight to Return To Animation Studio Laika (1999268)
Posted by Burn on December 16th, 2018 @ 11:02pm CST
For those posting spoilers, we have a thread for it.

Salacious_Monk wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:Basically he's not doing the next one there's talk that Paramount are looking at other people for the Optimus Prime movie.


Whoever the next director is, he should be somebody who grew up watching the G1 series...

Why?
Re: Bumblebee Director Travis Knight to Return To Animation Studio Laika (1999281)
Posted by Salacious_Monk on December 17th, 2018 @ 1:34am CST
Burn wrote:For those posting spoilers, we have a thread for it.

Salacious_Monk wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:Basically he's not doing the next one there's talk that Paramount are looking at other people for the Optimus Prime movie.


Whoever the next director is, he should be somebody who grew up watching the G1 series...

Why?

That's because otherwise the director will hardly understand how most fans fall in love with transformers in the place.
Re: Bumblebee Director Travis Knight to Return To Animation Studio Laika (1999290)
Posted by Burn on December 17th, 2018 @ 3:12am CST
Salacious_Monk wrote:That's because otherwise the director will hardly understand how most fans fall in love with transformers in the place.

What about those fans who got into transformers because of Beast Wars?

Or those fans who got into Transformers because of Armada/Energon/Cybertron?
(Both groups are old enough to have disposable income now)

WHY does it constantly have to be G1? WHY can't it be something new and different? I mean it's only a franchise whose core concept is about change. Image
Re: Bumblebee Director Travis Knight to Return To Animation Studio Laika (1999311)
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 17th, 2018 @ 7:12am CST
Burn wrote:
Salacious_Monk wrote:That's because otherwise the director will hardly understand how most fans fall in love with transformers in the place.

What about those fans who got into transformers because of Beast Wars?

Or those fans who got into Transformers because of Armada/Energon/Cybertron?
(Both groups are old enough to have disposable income now)

WHY does it constantly have to be G1? WHY can't it be something new and different? I mean it's only a franchise whose core concept is about change. Image

:BOWDOWN:

Maybe in thirty years time we'll get a beast wars movie, but who am I kidding, they'll still be beating the G1 horse's skeleton.
Re: Bumblebee Director Travis Knight to Return To Animation Studio Laika (1999313)
Posted by Black Hat on December 17th, 2018 @ 7:48am CST
Burn wrote:For those posting spoilers, we have a thread for it.

Ah, whoops! Sorry about that, I'll move the post to the relevant thread.
Re: Bumblebee Director Travis Knight to Return To Animation Studio Laika (1999321)
Posted by Salacious_Monk on December 17th, 2018 @ 8:13am CST
Burn wrote:
Salacious_Monk wrote:That's because otherwise the director will hardly understand how most fans fall in love with transformers in the place.

What about those fans who got into transformers because of Beast Wars?

Or those fans who got into Transformers because of Armada/Energon/Cybertron?
(Both groups are old enough to have disposable income now)

WHY does it constantly have to be G1? WHY can't it be something new and different? I mean it's only a franchise whose core concept is about change. Image

These two series can never match the G1 series. The stories of these two series were OK. But the biggest problem is that there were too few characters. In addition, the robot designs in Beast Wars were utter horrible...
Re: Bumblebee Director Travis Knight to Return To Animation Studio Laika (1999325)
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 17th, 2018 @ 8:22am CST
I'm afraid I must disagree as in my view (your milage will vary) both of those series are superior to G1 toon. The G1 toon was just a toy commercial where you bad characters appearing for no reason (hey Astrotrain where did you come from! And the protectorbots! At least the aerialbots, stunticons, combaticons and technobots got an introduction)

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