Bumblebee Movie - Male Lead Announced

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  1. Wild Eevee

    Wild Eevee Well-Known Member

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    I think Bumblebee should be the lead male character in his own movie myself. Nothing against this guy,but it seems to me that the Transformers should be the major characters in their movies.
     
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    Agreed but the first step would be to give Bee his own voice, before his voice box got damaged. I'm guessing this movie will explain how he lost his voice in the first place though that's just me being optimistic. The radio playing gimmick is old hat now and won't work if Bee is to be more his own character and less a prop or pet for the humans.
     
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    Bit disappointing. Was hoping this movie would be just about the friendship between the girl and Bumblebee. We'll see where this goes I guess.

    The one thing the movies have been consistent about is Bee having lost his voice in the war. So I'm guessing that he either gets it back temporary, explaining how it's suddenly working again in TLK, or that this is where he learns to speak in radio.
     
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    Smokescreen38 Fight fire with smoke!

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    I totally agree! The lack of voice for Bee is almost a metaphor for how the bots are treated in these films.
    I'm pretty sure I read that Dan Gilvezan was even on board to voice this character had they offered it to him...as folks have mentioned earlier (correctly, IMO), they're not attempting to make a G1 movie...but how cool would it be to have some of what made Bumblebee such a beloved character honored in current media?! He brought so much life and personality to the original role. He seems like a damn good guy who genuinely cares about the character and the fans. So far, the TF films have been utterly bereft of that kind of heart.

    As for the male lead here...this is extremely encouraging! The cast of Spider-Man Homecoming was (IMO) absolutely fantastic. This actor didn't stand out to me at the time but all of the kids in the movie were all terrific so I'm psyched to see that he's getting a role in another cherished franchise.
     
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    I sure hope Bee talks in this movie;his not being able to speak was cute in the first two movies and Prime but now it's getting old.
     
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    Well, it's established he hasn't talked since "Cybertron fell." So no, he won't talk. It's just an unrealistic expectation.

    Like this fucking franchise ever being worth a damn.
     
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    Got some cool toys out of it, at least.
     
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    Good point, but that's also under the assumption that any of the buffoons behind the scenes are aware of and/or care about "established" continuity... which we know they don't... so he very well could end up talking in this solo thing.
     

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