Is the Bumblebee Movie really the start of the reboot?

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  1. JoshimusPrime1993

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    I'm having so many people telling me that the Bumblebee Movie is not the reboot but instead in the universe as the Bayformers. Can someone really confirm this please? I'm pretty sure that the Bumblebee Movie is the reboot but I want to be 100% sure.
     
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    yes paramount dropped Transformers 7 from there schedule list that means the franchise is being rebooted through bumble bee as a complete reboot :) 
     
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  3. JoshimusPrime1993

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    Thank you for clearing that up. Some guy on facebook is saying that the Bumblebee Movie will be in the same universe as the Bayformers.
     
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    Yes bumblebee is the reboot
     
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    Right now calling it prequel or reboot seems more like a marketing thing.

    When the franchise was still looking pretty solid at the box office at least overseas Paramount was pushing the idea that the Bumblebee movie was a prequel film and the start of their expanded Transformers universe where we were going to see all sorts of films from smaller solo films to the big end of the world sort of team events.

    But then The Last Knight didn't do nearly enough to justify the sort of budget investments to make more big Transformers movies and there was a change of leadership at the studio because Paramount had too many flops and box office disappointments for too long. All the old plans got scrapped and since it was way too late to just drop the Bumblebee movie we started hearing that it was going to a reboot.

    I'm going to hazard an educated guess at this point and say that it's likely Bumblebee is going to be more of what we'd consider a stand alone film so there might only be a few short scenes to make it appear as either a prequel or reboot. A bit like how Wonder Woman only had that one scene that really connected it to the other live action DC movies.

    Depending on how Bumblebee does at the box office will be the key to if it actually is some sort of launch pad for other Transformers movies or if this gets scrapped for some other reboot later. Given how little Paramount has said about the Transformers movies post Bumblebee a lot of fans are running on the theory that Paramount is playing wait and see rather than commit before they can see the reaction from ticket buyers.
     
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    if it still shares the same designs and characteristics from the Bay movies (a mute Bumblebee that cannot talk and uses beeps and radio to communicate and a ball gag for a mouth)... i'm not sure if it is. Sure it's under a new director. But a reboot? in that sense, it may not be a hard reboot. but a soft reboot they've been on about since AoE. it also still is produced by Bay, so.....
     
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    Think of it this way: It can actually potentially be seen as both, if the story allows. You can say it's an alternate timeline that this movie can cause. One movie, two different stories branched off. Two possibilities. See what I mean?
     
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    I fail to see how dropping the 7th movie makes Bumblebee a reboot.

    It's impossible for both to be true.
     
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    It is in the same universe as the previous 5 films.
     
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    So now im confused is it a reboot or not yall confusing
     
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    Wasn’t it reported that Bumblebee is actually now a reboot since Paramount cancelled Transformers 6?
     
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    It's not a reboot, ffs
     
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    No. The Internet made that up. The only thing happened was that Hasbro and Paramount dropped Transformers 7. News sources illogically equated that to somehow Transformers: Bumblebee being a reboot, and people on this site took it and ran with it.
     
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    The guy on Facebook is right. Sorry.
     
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    No altercations are being made (that we are aware of) to the film due to the cancellation of Transformers 7. It was already filmed, it is currently in post production and it is probably nearing completion, so everything making it the prequel it was meant to be is still in play.
     
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    Except John Cena literally said the word "reboot" in context with the film long before the TLK sequel was finally dropped.

    John Cena says Bumblebee film is Transformers "reboot"
     
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    But as it was being filmed Jim Giannopolous already took over Brad Grey as Paramount president.

    So something must’ve happened behind the scenes (I’m not talking about The Last Knight’s box office underperformance) that prompted either the creative team behind Bumblebee or the studio itself to rethink the approach to the film and/or the franchise.
     
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    I think they are going to make it versatile where it could easily be part of the the previous series or a new one.
     
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    I highly doubt that had anything to do with the Bumblebee movie. What prompted the hiatus of the Transformers franchise is TLK's BO underperformance. There is nothing else that would have motivated them to change their approach to the Bumblebee movie even with the change of presidents (if any change of approach were to have occurred, not that it did). I believe Bay said they had 14 potential Transformers films in the works prior to TLK's theatrical release. Unless something happened we are not aware of, nothing besides TLK's performamce would have affected the state of the Bumblebee movie. And we have zero evidence or even reason to even infer that something may have happened.
     
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    I think Bumblebee will be the last live action TF movie we'll get. It would've been cancelled too if it wasn't so far into filming.
     
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