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‘Transformers’ Spinoff ‘Bumblebee’ Lands John Cena and a Festive New 2018 Release Date
‘Transformers’ Spinoff ‘Bumblebee’ Lands John Cena and a Festive New 2018 Release Date
Now that Mark Wahlberg is out, the Transformers franchise is in dire need of another white male actor who has giant biceps, hails from Massachusetts and whose former career path involved rapping while shirtless. Enter John Cena, who has officially signed on for a lead role in the ’80s-set Transformers spinoff Bumblebee, which has additionally been pushed back from its previous summer 2018 release date and given a more festive December date.
Watch a Supercut of Every Example of Product Placement in Michael Bay’s Movies
Watch a Supercut of Every Example of Product Placement in Michael Bay’s Movies
If I had to pick the most egregious example of product placement ever, I would nominate the scene from Transformers: Age of Extinction, when the entire movie stops to examine the wreckage of a crash involving an alien spaceship and a Bud Light truck. The camera pans across a street littered with Bud Light bottles; then Mark Wahlberg picks one up, cracks it open, and takes a healthy swig. And while he’s shilling beer, there’s a second product placement in the background; just over his shoulder, very much in focus, is a giant Goodyear Tires sign.
Michael Bay Reveals That ‘Rogue One’ Will Include a ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Teaser
Michael Bay Reveals That ‘Rogue One’ Will Include a ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Teaser
Even if you’re not a huge fan of Star Wars movies, with all the trailer announcements we’ve seen in the last few days, odds are good you might still find something to enjoy during Rogue One. A few days ago, we shared a fun little rumor that the first teaser for Spider-Man: Homecoming would be appearing before the highly anticipated Star Wars standalone when it hits theaters this December. Not to be outdone, Michael Bay took to social media to share that his first trailer for Transformers: The Last Knight would also be included with the film.
‘Transformers’ Franchise Gears Up for More Sequels and Spinoffs With Akiva Goldsman
‘Transformers’ Franchise Gears Up for More Sequels and Spinoffs With Akiva Goldsman
Since Michael Bay decided to make Transformers: Age of Extinction his last directorial outing with the franchise, it’s been unclear just where the series is heading. We’d heard talk of Mark Wahlberg returning to continue the storyline that began with last summer’s film, but little else since then. Taking a cue from Disney’s Star Wars plans (along with every other major studio’s “expanded universe” attempts), Paramount has hired Akiva Goldsman to create a “writers room” and brainstorm new sequel and spinoff ideas.

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