Speaking exclusively with IGN, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura announced a major shift to the existing Transformers Live Action Movie Franchise.
So, what is this shift?
“Since we were approaching this as an origin story, we felt that it was appropriate that you got to hear his voice. That’s the simple logic that we employed. The longer term implication of that is different. But the short-term implication of that is, since we really are resetting the mythology, essentially, of who Bumblebee is.”
Dylan O’Brien (Maze Runner series) will lend his talent to give a voice to our titular hero.
“Dylan has that great quality in his voice of youthful exuberance, and also sort of trustworthiness,” the producer explained. “I think those are the two qualities that we wanted Bumblebee to have.”
Di Bonaventura added that so far the responses he’s received about O’Brien’s voice casting has been positive. “Thankfully, we’ve showed it to a few audiences, and people seem to think that it’d be right and an appropriate voice,” he said. “You never know, obviously that can be a sensitive thing for people. But it turns out, they imagine his voice that way.”
Erik Aadahl previously voiced Live Action Movie Series Bumblebee on Transformers: The Last Knight
Sample of Dylan’s voice: