Rumor on the New Transformers Movie!

Rumor on the New Transformers Movie!

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2004 9:35am CDT

Category: Rumors
Posted by: Professor Smooth   Views: 25,383
This little tidbit has been floating around since yesterday:

The new movie line-up has been partially decided. Optimus Prime, Jazz,
Wheeljack, Sideswipe and Sunstreaker are the older Autobots with Brawn and
Bumblebee serving as the younger bots trying to prove themselves, and who will
be driving the main storyline. Other characters from the 1984 cast will have

If they go ahead and film a planned prologue on Cybertron, they want to
establish Grimlock and Ultra Magnus there, to establish the backstory on their
homeworld before heading to Earth and for possible use as a set up for a sequel.
(A la Marlon Brando's scenes in the first Superman movie with General Zod, which
was reused for Superman II.)

At this point Bumblebee as a character is not set in stone. Two issues: the
name. Hasbro doesn't want BB in the movie if they can't use the name for the
toy. Makes sense I guess. And the VW license. He wasn't just called "Bumblebee"
because he was yellow & black. He was a "bug". A VW bug, but a bug nonetheless.
That's the main reason for his name. If they can't work these issues out, look
for them to just call him by another name. Like Hot Shot. Yeah.

It's not confirmed in any way, shape or form. I'm sure that there's more than a few fans who would flip out of Bumblebee was "Hot Shot" in the upcoming film.

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