Love them or hate them, it says a lot about the popularity of the Transformers franchise that every new instalment of the Michael Bay helmed franchise earning upwards of $1 billion has become a given.
Clearly hoping to capitalise on that success, Paramount Pictures recently put together a writers room to come up with ideas for spinoffs which will essentially create a shared cinematic universe for the Transformers. The first of these will be Bumblebee, a movie revolving around…well, Bumblebee.
Why has the studio chosen this particular Autobot to put the spotlight on? He’s undeniably popular, but beyond that, it’s actually damn near impossible to see what this will bring to the table that’s new and exciting come 2018.