When we first met Bumblebee in the Transformers movies he was as Chevy muscle car, a modern, macho upgrade from his toy and cartoon origins. Chevy’s are great and all, but they’ve got nothing on a Volkswagen beetle. Luckily Bumblebee will get to return to his original bug form from the Transformers toys and cartoons in his upcoming solo movie, and today brings our first look.
Production on the new Transformers spinoff Bumblebee is now underway, and, from the looks of things at this early stage, it sounds like they’re definitely trying for a more fun, kid-friendly angle with this one. It’s been described as an Iron Giant type of story, involving children befriending giant robots (the purest genre), plus it stars Hailee Steinfeld — who, in the first image from the film, looks like the cool alt-rock girl in high school who you didn’t know whether you wanted to be friends with or become.