bumblebee”, the first spinoff attempt from the Paramount’s “Transformers” series is in various stages of negotiations as they look to expand their list of cast members to what Paramount will be hoping will become a “Transformers” Cinematic Universe franchise.

Casting

At the moment casting for the movie is underway with some names already confirmed and it looks like the movie could be about to get an injection of some fresh young talent. Ricardo Hoyos, Rachel Crow, Jason Drucker, Gracie Dzienny and Abby Quinn are all at different stages of discussion about being brought on board in the movie.

All of them are experienced actors with some already having reached the major leagues before.

Hoyos appeared in “Degrassi: Next Class”, Crow provided the voice of Clara in “Rio 2”, Dzienny appeared in “Chasing Life”, Quinn was in “Landline” and Drucker was in the Fox reboot of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”.

They will star alongside “Spider-Man: Homecoming” star Jorge Lendeborg Jr. and “The Edge of Seventeen” actress Hailee Steinfeld. Both are already confirmed for the movie with Director Travis Knight, who has worked on the likes of “Kubo and the Two Strings” and “The Boxtrolls”.

'Bumblebee'

Plot details of the spinoff are currently not known but it is expected that it shall be centered on Bumblebee’s existence during the 1980’s as Steinfield and a group of her friend’s band together to help Bumblebee and will basically become a prequel to the main “Transformer” movies.

Bumblebee is not expected to hit theaters until next year in 2018. The Autobot, recognized by his very obvious black and yellow paintwork, is one of the main characters from the “Transformers” movies. The character has been part of the franchise since the very first “Transformers” movie that was released in 2007.

Since then he has become a firm favorite amongst fans so it is very little to no surprise that they chose his character to attempt the spin-off.

The most recent movie, “Transformers: The Last Knight”, came out in June this year and received a mixed reaction from both fans and critics but has, financially, done well as it has grossed just under $500 Million so far.

The entire “Transformers” franchise has created over $3.5 Billion across the world.

Producers Steven Spielberg, Michael Bay, and Lorenzo Di Bonaventura are also to work on the spin-off with the script for the movie being created by “Shut In” writer Christina Hodson.

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