Bumblebee (2018)

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Bumblebee (2018)

Postby RotorstormNP » Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:34 pm

Hi all,
Here’s the rundown of the movie panel earlier today at San Diego Comic Con, lifted shamelessly from TFW2005.com:

Our team has made it into the famous Hall H and are on the scene at the Bumblebee Movie panel with juicy details on the upcoming film. Check out the full rundown after the jump!

Brand new footage from the film will be shown, featuring the Decepticons and other characters
Travis Knight discusses creating this “new” look for Bee, blending modern aesthetics with cartoony, more G1-inspired looks
Cybertron is going to be featured in the film as Bumblebee’s backstory is elaborated on and why he comes to Earth in the first place
Official confirmation that Shatter and Dropkick are triple changers!
The seeker shown in the trailers is NOT Starscream but Blitzwing! However, it is unknown right now if he is also a triple changer.

Footage will be shown
Commenting on Bay’s lack of subtlety
Bringing humor and heart to Bee movie
Behind the scenes production stories
Featurette on Travis Knight
Hailey Steinfeld in hotdog costume
Travis Knight taking the stage
Talking about creating Bee’s look
Taking animation model to movie model
Creating hybrid of modern movie aesthetic
Approaching Bee’s animation, has greatest affinity for people
Talking about his purpose on Earth
Main character going through adolescence
Cybertron will be in the movie
Audience can come into movie not knowing Transformers
Different layers of references
Hailey Steinfeld taking the stage now
Jorge Lendeborg Jr. plays Memo
Charlie (Steinfeld) feeling lost and craves freedom before finding Bee
Memo is a neighbor of Charlie’s
Mention of Gobots references?
BB will be a coming of age story
Making sure Charlie and Bee’s relationship means something
Talking about villains Shatter and Dropkick
Triple-changers officially confirmed
Shatter is inspired by Nightbird, Dropkick inspired by Megatron
Jet is NOT Starscream
Jet is Blitzwing
Unsure if Blitzwing is triple-changer
Human antagonist as well
John Cena on stage now but not visible
Cena plays Agent Burns
Burns is a complicated man
Explaining relationship between Charlie and Agent Burns
They don’t agree with each other but in a sort of joking way (?)
Agent Burns believes he’s right
Actual footage will be shown
Footage of forest scene vs military now playing
Blitzwing and BB fighting on mountain
Bee lost and suffered memory core failure
Scanned VW beetle before fainting
Garage scene
Showing extended scene
Charlie and BB talking for the first time
She “named” BB
“You look like a Bumblebee, so I’m going to call you that.”
Shatter and Dropkick offer to help military find Bee because he’s a “criminal”
Fight scene between Shatter, Dropkick, and Bee
Optimus Prime appears in hologram form, looking close to G1 design
Q&A time!
Agent Burns is “gray” morally
In place of Bee during shooting, man on stilts was used
Knight: “Bumblebee will surprise people.”
To Cena: “What did you like about Transformers?”
“Having a Transformer is like have two toys.”
Cena roasted by 12 year old
Peter Cullen is asking Knight in Optimus’s voice about the lack of Prime in the footage
“What does an Autobot have to do to get his own movie?”
Panel over
Cheers, Zac in Whanganui

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