The Transformers franchise got a powerful start back in 2007, but since then, the quality really fell, to the point where The Last Knight not only delivered the worst box office total of the series, but it was Director Michael Bay’s last film in the universe. Yet, the universe itself did not die, in fact, it’s coming back next year with a film following the yellow-car fan favorite Bumblebee. And he won’t be alone, as actress Hailee Steinfeld is set to star in it.
The actress talked with IGN about the film, and what she felt like, especially since the film timeline wise is set in the 80’s, long before the original movies were set.
“I liked the opportunity of creating something new and different but obviously it is under the same roof of these films that I am a fan of,” Steinfeld revealed. “I didn’t have any reservations, maybe a few nerves just because of the fact the fan base is so incredibly loyal and hardcore. I wanted to make a film that they’ll love. This movie is, of course, part of the Transformers legacy but it is a standalone film and it is its own story and it goes back in time to the ’80s before any of the Transformers [movies] came about.”
The film is currently scheduled for December 21st, 2018.