John Cena to Star in Transformers Universe: Bumblebee

John Cena to Star in Transformers Universe: Bumblebee

Monday, July 31st, 2017 1:47pm CDT

Categories: Movie Related News, People News
Posted by: Va'al   Views: 17,416

Topic Options: View Discussion · Sign in or Join to reply

Were you worried you might miss the Wahlberg arms factor* in Transformers Universe: Bumblebee? Fear not, as Paramount has you covered! The spin-off featuring Hailee Steinfeld as lead character, and which has just started production, will also star a WWE wrestler, and his name is... JOHN CENA. Check out more below, and here for the full piece!

Transformers News: John Cena to Star in Transformers Universe: Bumblebee

John Cena has nabbed a lead role in the Transformers spinoff Bumblebee.

Hailee Steinfeld is leading the cast of Paramount's new film, which will center on the yellow and black bot Bumblebee. The film will feature a young cast including Jorge Lendeborg, Jason Drucker, Abby Quinn, Rachel Crow, Ricardo Hoyos and Gracie Dzienny.

The story is set in the year 1987, where Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian 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.


*do not underestimate the arms

Credit(s): THR


This article was last modified on Monday, July 31st, 2017 1:57pm CDT

News Search

Got Transformers News? Let us know here!

Re: John Cena to Star in Transformers Universe: Bumblebee (1901040)
Posted by Quantum Surge on July 31st, 2017 @ 1:52pm CDT
I'm not a big wrestling fan, but I'd love to see what John can bring to the table. Still not a big fan of the BumbleBeetle idea though.
Re: John Cena to Star in Transformers Universe: Bumblebee (1901042)
Posted by EvasionModeBumblebee on July 31st, 2017 @ 1:54pm CDT
Va'al wrote:
The story is set in the year 1987, where Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian 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



Not that I'm complaining, but isn't that basically the same way AOE started off? Anyways, we do have confirmation Bumblebee will be turning into a VW beetle now, so that's cool.
Re: John Cena to Star in Transformers Universe: Bumblebee (1901045)
Posted by Kurona on July 31st, 2017 @ 2:01pm CDT
This is the best movie news since it was confirmed we got a new director. This is... this is just amazing.
Re: John Cena to Star in Transformers Universe: Bumblebee (1901046)
Posted by Ig89ninja on July 31st, 2017 @ 2:02pm CDT
AND HIS NAME IS JOHN CENA!!!!!!

I'm so sorry :oops:
Re: John Cena to Star in Transformers Universe: Bumblebee (1901048)
Posted by Kurona on July 31st, 2017 @ 2:06pm CDT
Ig89ninja wrote:AND HIS NAME IS JOHN CENA!!!!!!

I'm so sorry :oops:

do do do dooooooo
Re: John Cena to Star in Transformers Universe: Bumblebee (1901049)
Posted by megamanfan on July 31st, 2017 @ 2:13pm CDT
if i dont see bumblebee in a WWE-style rumble, i will be insanely disappointed.
Re: John Cena to Star in Transformers Universe: Bumblebee (1901050)
Posted by Emerje on July 31st, 2017 @ 2:15pm CDT
Va'al wrote:The spin-off featuring Hailee Steinfeld as lead character, and which has just started production, will also star a WWE wrestler,




Emerje
Re: John Cena to Star in Transformers Universe: Bumblebee (1901052)
Posted by Emerje on July 31st, 2017 @ 2:26pm CDT
megamanfan wrote:if i dont see bumblebee in a WWE-style rumble, i will be insanely disappointed.

He could wrestle this guy:

Image
Shockwave the Robot

And yes, that's a real independent wrestler.

Emerje
Re: John Cena to Star in Transformers Universe: Bumblebee (1901055)
Posted by Deadput on July 31st, 2017 @ 2:37pm CDT
Huh that's weird there's a blank article on the main site I can't see it is this a Bug?



/s
Re: John Cena to Star in Transformers Universe: Bumblebee (1901056)
Posted by william-james88 on July 31st, 2017 @ 2:38pm CDT
John Cena Penney?
Re: John Cena to Star in Transformers Universe: Bumblebee (1901059)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 31st, 2017 @ 2:50pm CDT
The Brony wrestler! :P
Re: John Cena to Star in Transformers Universe: Bumblebee (1901060)
Posted by Deadput on July 31st, 2017 @ 2:53pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:The Brony wrestler! :P


Huh?

(Google search)

ahhhhh?
Re: John Cena to Star in Transformers Universe: Bumblebee (1901066)
Posted by Va'al on July 31st, 2017 @ 3:23pm CDT
Want more news on Transformers Universe: Bumblebee today? The time is now! We just received a press release from Paramount confirming not only the casting news of John Cena (as reported here), but also a shift in the timeframe for the movie, which will now be released in December 2018 rather than June, just in time for the holiday season!

Read on below for more information, including more details from the movie's plot!

PARAMOUNT PICTURES TO RELEASE “BUMBLEBEE” ON DECEMBER 21, 2018
PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY ON TRAVIS KNIGHT’S NEW FILM BEGINS MONDAY, JULY 31st

The film will shoot entirely in California



HOLLYWOOD, CA (July 31, 2017) – Paramount Pictures, in association with HASBRO, announced today that principal photography has commenced on “BUMBLEBEE.” The film’s shoot will take place entirely in California, including in Southern and Northern California.

Directed by Travis Knight (“KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS,” “CORALINE”), the film stars Hailee Steinfeld (“EDGE OF SEVENTEEN”), Pamela Adlon (“BETTER THINGS,””LOUIE”), John Cena (“DADDY’S HOME 2,” “TRAINWRECK”), Stephen Schneider (Comedy Central’s “BROAD CITY”), Jorge Lendeborg Jr. (“SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING”), Jason Drucker (“DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL”), Kenneth Choi (“AMERICAN CRIME STORY”), Ricardo Hoyos (“DEGRASSI: NEXT CLASS”), Abby Quinn (“LANDLINE,” “THE SISTERHOOD OF THE NIGHT”), Rachel Crow (“DEIDRA & LANEY ROB A TRAIN”), and Grace Dzienny (“ZOO”).

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.

The film is produced by “TRANSFORMERS” franchise veterans Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Michael Bay, along with executive producers Steven Spielberg, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian. Chris Brigham (“ARGO,” “INCEPTION”) will also executive produce. The screenplay is written by Christina Hodson (“UNFORGETTABLE”).


# # #


About Paramount Pictures Corporation

Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), home to premier global media brands that create compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form content, apps, games, consumer products, social media experiences, and other entertainment content for audiences in more than 180 countries.


Image
Re: John Cena to Star in Transformers Universe: Bumblebee (1901069)
Posted by Kurona on July 31st, 2017 @ 3:35pm CDT
That's a shame, I'd be seeing the Star Wars movie around that time instead -- and this was the only Transformers movie I was looking forward to. Ah well, watch it on Netflix in a few years it is.
Re: John Cena to Star in Transformers Universe: Bumblebee (1901073)
Posted by Burn on July 31st, 2017 @ 3:56pm CDT
Adding Cena is enough reason for me to not go and see it.

Have it opening near a Star Wars movie ... lol. They want it to fail?
Re: John Cena to Star in Transformers Universe: Bumblebee (1901075)
Posted by SureShot18 on July 31st, 2017 @ 4:21pm CDT
Officially the Han Solo movie's release date is May 25. But there's a rumor it's delayed till December. They probably decided to release the BB movie in December instead of June to stay away from the juggernaut that is Star Wars. Fine by me since this Bumblebee movie does have potential to not be bad. But John Cena's inclusion is...odd to say the least.
Re: John Cena to Star in Transformers Universe: Bumblebee (1901077)
Posted by SnoopDawg on July 31st, 2017 @ 4:35pm CDT
Burn wrote:Adding Cena is enough reason for me to not go and see it.

Have it opening near a Star Wars movie ... lol. They want it to fail?


Which Star Wars movie is it opening near? Unless I don't know of a secret Star Wars movie coming out then, the only one in 2018 is the Han Solo movie which is being released in May ...
Re: John Cena to Star in Transformers Universe: Bumblebee (1901078)
Posted by SnoopDawg on July 31st, 2017 @ 4:39pm CDT
Kurona wrote:That's a shame, I'd be seeing the Star Wars movie around that time instead -- and this was the only Transformers movie I was looking forward to. Ah well, watch it on Netflix in a few years it is.


Again, which Star Wars movie is opening in December 2018?
Re: John Cena to Star in Transformers Universe: Bumblebee (1901080)
Posted by Kurona on July 31st, 2017 @ 4:58pm CDT
SnoopDawg wrote:
Kurona wrote:That's a shame, I'd be seeing the Star Wars movie around that time instead -- and this was the only Transformers movie I was looking forward to. Ah well, watch it on Netflix in a few years it is.


Again, which Star Wars movie is opening in December 2018?

I just assumed the 2018 Star Wars movie to come out around Christmas, as the others the past couple of years have. My mistake!
Re: John Cena to Star in Transformers Universe: Bumblebee (1901082)
Posted by SnoopDawg on July 31st, 2017 @ 5:15pm CDT
Kurona wrote:
SnoopDawg wrote:
Kurona wrote:That's a shame, I'd be seeing the Star Wars movie around that time instead -- and this was the only Transformers movie I was looking forward to. Ah well, watch it on Netflix in a few years it is.


Again, which Star Wars movie is opening in December 2018?

I just assumed the 2018 Star Wars movie to come out around Christmas, as the others the past couple of years have. My mistake!


Oh okay. Yeah, the Star Wars movies will be released in May starting with the Han Solo movie and and followed by Episode 9 in May 2019. Sorry if my question seemed provocative.

Featured Products on Amazon.com

Buy "Transformers: Generations Power of The Primes Legends Class Autobot Tailgate" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Attacker 15 Bania Action Figure" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Authentics Grimlock Action Figure" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Computron Collection Pack" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Titans Return Repugnus, Dastard, and Solus Prime Prime Master" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Titans Return Deluxe Misfire and Aimless" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Power of The Primes Voyager Class Elita-1" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Generations Power of The Primes Deluxe Class Dinobot Swoop" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: The Last Knight Premier Edition Voyager Class Megatron" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: The Last Knight 1-Step Turbo Changer Cogman" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Deluxe Class Sunstreaker Figure" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: The Last Knight Premier Edition Voyager Decepticon Nitro" on AMAZON
Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #287 - Pulse Con 2021
Twincast / Podcast #287:
"Pulse Con 2021"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Monday, October 25th, 2021

New Items on eBay

Buy "Transformers DOUBLE PUNCH Botcon Japan Exclusive The Evil Predacon Limited" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers War For Cybertron Soundblaster Black 35th Anniversary Hasbro WFC" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Rescue Bots SALVAGE Garbage Truck Figure Hasbro Playskool Heroes" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers 2005 BotCon Decent Into Darkness Ricochet" on EBAY
Buy "TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS BLADES (Shark Sub Variant), Rare Shark Sub Capture 2015" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Titans Return Wheelie" on EBAY
Buy "NEW Transformers Optimus Prime MEGA AXE ATTACK Bumblebee Cyberverse Adventures" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Titans Return SLUGSLINGER w/ Caliburst 2017 Figure MOSC in USA G1" on EBAY