Bumblebee has a new poster — and, just like the spin-off movie itself, it seems to be set squarely within the ’80s.
Revealing the tagline “Every hero has a beginning,” the colourful new poster options the visage of the titular Transformer, together with these of solid members Hailee Steinfeld and John Cena, superimposed over the backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge together with the Transformers brand. Collider was the primary to offer us a sneak peek.
The poster is within the traditional “floating heads” model, which got here into vogue within the ’80s and has additionally been closely relied upon by Marvel Studios. Of course, the posters for latest mega-crossovers corresponding to Avengers: Infinity War have struggled to offer actual property to every solid member, resulting in a look which might politely be described as “busy.” By distinction, the Bumblebee poster appears a lot cleaner, and immediately evokes the movie’s San Francisco setting by prominently together with town’s most well-known landmark.
Bumblebee guarantees to offer us a completely different expertise from earlier Transformers motion pictures, which simply appeared to get greater and extra explosion-y with every successive entry. Perhaps not coincidentally, the flick would be the first within the sequence to not be directed by Michael Bay. Kubo and the Two Strings director Travis Knight helmed the image in his first live-action effort.
The spin-off has been pitched to the public as an all-ages journey within the vein of Steven Spielberg’s beloved ’80s output, so the brand new poster is nothing if not applicable. The plot synopsis, too, may sound a wee bit acquainted to followers of Amblin-style household leisure: “On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.”
All we’d like now’s a nefarious authorities company intent on capturing the Autobot for its personal shady functions, and we’ll have a traditional Spielbergian plot. Of course, the filmmakers couldn’t have foreseen the dismal failure of this year’s A.X.L., which boasted the identical fundamental construction in a story centered upon a military-designed, weaponized robotic canine. That movie, nevertheless, did not benefit from an attachment to a common franchise.
With a scaled-back price range and storyline, studio Paramount appears to hoping for a little bit of a course correction from Transformers: The Last Knight. The 2017 movie had the largest budget and smallest worldwide gross of any Transformersfilm. As the primary spin-off from the principle sequence, Bumblebee appears to be testing the viability of smaller, extra character-driven Transformers flicks. Leaning on Spielberg as a main affect could possibly be a successful technique, and if this poster is any indication, we’ll all be in for a completely radical romp by the ’80s when the flick hits screens.
Bumblebee is slated for launch on December 21.