John Ortiz to Star in Transformers Universe: Bumblebee

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

Sunday, October 29th, 2017 5:58PM CDT

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According to online news source for the entertainment industry Deadline, we have another cast member joining Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr and more - with a dip back into the 1980s and the classic G1 Bumblebee Volkswagen design for at least this one prequel movie. Actor John Ortiz, recently seen in Kong: Skull Island, has been cast in a yet unknown role! Find out more about the news below, and let us know what your thoughts are on this movie so far.

EXCLUSIVE: Actor John Ortiz has landed two roles. He’ll first join Hailee Steinfeld and John Cena in Paramount’s Bumblebee, the first spinoff of the Transformers franchise. The pic, which will bow in theaters Dec. 21, 2018, has Travis Knight directing from a script by Christina Hodson.

It’s set in 1987, where Bumblebee, who is refuged in a junkyard, is discovered and revived by Charlie (Steinfeld) who, on the cusp of turning 18, is trying to find her place in the world. Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, Michael Bay, and Steven Spielberg are producing with Hasbro’s Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis.


Transformers News: John Ortiz to Star in Transformers Universe: Bumblebee
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Re: John Ortiz to Star in Transformers Universe: Bumblebee (1918923)
Posted by TulioDude on October 29th, 2017 @ 10:33pm CDT
My bet is that he is one of government guys!
Re: John Ortiz to Star in Transformers Universe: Bumblebee (1918925)
Posted by Caminus9000 on October 29th, 2017 @ 10:46pm CDT
Hey, that's the guy from AVP Requium
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Posted by william-james88 on November 11th, 2017 @ 9:02pm CST
Hailee Steinfeld, the lead actress in the upcoming 2018 Bumblebee live action film, has posted new images on her instagram account regarding the wrap up said film. Firstly, a wrap up party means that the shoot is over. Of course, it is now time for all that editing and addition of our very favourite CG characters into the movie.

Speaking of which, this wrap up party gives us our very first look at Bumblebee's face in the film which shows differences from the other iterations we have seen. It was shown in the title card which shows the logo and also finally announces the actual name of the film, Bumblebee: The Movie. As said, the face on the title card is similar to what we would expect from a Bumblebee face but the head crest is significantly different from before, with a shape mimicking the front of a Volkswagen Beetle, the alt mode Bumblebee will have in the film.

The logo was then reposted on twitter through various users. You can check out the title card below, enjoy!





Re: John Ortiz to Star in Transformers Universe: Bumblebee (1921085)
Posted by LevelRage on November 11th, 2017 @ 9:27pm CST
Really like what they did with his head, little homage to the volkswagon beetle design is really nice a works great with him.
Re: John Ortiz to Star in Transformers Universe: Bumblebee (1921091)
Posted by TulioDude on November 11th, 2017 @ 9:55pm CST
I digging it.

Part of me feels that Bumblebee the Movie is not the final title though.
Re: John Ortiz to Star in Transformers Universe: Bumblebee (1921123)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on November 12th, 2017 @ 3:52am CST
Meh looks ok
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Posted by Brokebot on November 12th, 2017 @ 7:52pm CST
Yeah. Pass. I'm pretty much over the Bayformers universe. I felt like someone owed me an apology after the last movie, I just wasn't sure who. I have no doubt this one will be just as nonsensical. >:oP
Re: John Ortiz to Star in Transformers Universe: Bumblebee (1921298)
Posted by Seibertron on November 12th, 2017 @ 10:47pm CST
Brokebot wrote:Yeah. Pass. I'm pretty much over the Bayformers universe. I felt like someone owed me an apology after the last movie, I just wasn't sure who. I have no doubt this one will be just as nonsensical. >:oP


Even though Michael Bay is NOT directing the Bumblebee movie?
Re: John Ortiz to Star in Transformers Universe: Bumblebee (1921325)
Posted by Brokebot on November 13th, 2017 @ 6:12am CST
Seibertron wrote:
Brokebot wrote:Yeah. Pass. I'm pretty much over the Bayformers universe. I felt like someone owed me an apology after the last movie, I just wasn't sure who. I have no doubt this one will be just as nonsensical. >:oP


Even though Michael Bay is NOT directing the Bumblebee movie?


It's still the Bayformers universe, so there really no reason to expect anything more than a new flavor of explosion porn.
Second verse, same as the first.
Re: John Ortiz to Star in Transformers Universe: Bumblebee (1921328)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on November 13th, 2017 @ 6:15am CST
+ he may not be directing, but he's still involved in some capacity

but saying that...i'm trying to remain optimistic with this one ;)
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Posted by Sabrblade on November 13th, 2017 @ 7:11am CST
Brokebot wrote:
Seibertron wrote:
Brokebot wrote:Yeah. Pass. I'm pretty much over the Bayformers universe. I felt like someone owed me an apology after the last movie, I just wasn't sure who. I have no doubt this one will be just as nonsensical. >:oP


Even though Michael Bay is NOT directing the Bumblebee movie?


It's still the Bayformers universe, so there really no reason to expect anything more than a new flavor of explosion porn.
Second verse, same as the first.
I take it you never saw Kubo and the Two Strings.
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Posted by Stuartmaximus on November 13th, 2017 @ 7:34am CST
I haven't seen Kubo either! but I'm sure what we'll get as a result will be reasonable :D
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Posted by Brokebot on November 13th, 2017 @ 8:03am CST
[/quote]I take it you never saw Kubo and the Two Strings.[/quote]

What do they transform into?
Re: John Ortiz to Star in Transformers Universe: Bumblebee (1921340)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on November 13th, 2017 @ 8:09am CST
Dunno but you messed that quote up there! you only need one / and that's the one at the end, the first one's not supposed to have a / in it
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Posted by Sabrblade on November 13th, 2017 @ 8:29am CST
Brokebot wrote:[quote]I take it you never saw Kubo and the Two Strings.


What do they transform into?[/quote]A fantastically-directed movie.
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Posted by D-Maximus_Prime on November 13th, 2017 @ 10:49am CST
I like that little Bee head design. Looks nice!

I'm interested to see where this one goes. TLK was definitely a let down the more I watched it and thought on it, but I'm hopeful maybe this movie can help pull it back
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Posted by TulioDude on November 23rd, 2017 @ 9:06pm CST
Fan-made teaser.It looks really nice! :D
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Posted by Va'al on December 12th, 2017 @ 1:24am CST
By way of online media and entertainment magazine IGN, we have an interview with the lead character and actor for the upcoming Bumblebee: The Movie - the prequel to the live-action series from Paramount featuring the Transformers, set in the 1980s and the first directed and written by an entirely different creative team (Travis Knight and Christina Hodson, respectively) - and her experience with the production and shooting, the latter of which has concluded.

While perhaps the most notable snippet from the piece, which you can read in full here, is a hint at this being a whole new franchise (read: series of movies, probably trilogy), there are some interesting nuggets throughout about both Steinfeld and director Travis Knight, some of which are copied below!

[quote]“It's very character-driven and storyline-driven, which is good. I think will be interesting to see it play out because you still get the action and the Transformers themselves. There's a whole lot in it for the Transformers fans that I think they'll love, but it's definitely about storyline and characters.”

[...]

“It was definitely a process. With his background in animation, he was able to see, visually, a final product. It was nice to have somebody that could verbally translate what that was. But it was difficult. It was hard, I think, for both of us to sort of maneuver,” she explained. “Not only was this something completely new to me but it was something completely new to him and a different, you know, a different way. It was definitely a work in progress but I think we got a good thing going and hopefully, we'll see what happens.”[/quote]

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Posted by VikingsBlade247 on December 12th, 2017 @ 9:19am CST
I'm waiting for a trailer. >:oP :BOT:
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Posted by Tyrannacon on December 12th, 2017 @ 3:34pm CST
DigitalSpy just recently shared a brief interview with John Cena while he was promoting his new Ferdinand movie. Ferdinand would be the new animated movie about a cartoon Bull that Cena plays the title character in. Cena discusses what we have come to know about the Bumblebee film. He did confirm that the film is set in the 80's where Bumblebee establishes a friendship with a teenage girl (Hailee Steinfeld) and eventually that runs afoul of a Sector Seven agent, played by Cena who has been rumoured to be playing the Sector Seven Agent role since he was initially announced he had joined the cast of the Bumblebee spin-off.

[quote]"It's a bit of a different role," the Ferdinand star and WWE legend told Digital Spy. "I don't wanna confirm a Cena heel-turn, because it's not a full-blown deal like that, but it's damn sure close!" Cena describing the film as "a wonderful reboot of the franchise". Cena added that "It was awesome to be involved with that franchise, and a pleasure to be asked to be part of the movie, but I took the part because it was a challenge for me," he reiterated. "It's something that I haven't been able to showcase, and that I wanted to."[/quote]

The Bumblebee spin-off film is coming to theaters December 21, 2018. Be sure to mark your calendars if you are interested in it!

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