It was a busy week for all of us here at TFW2005. NYCC 2017 was in full swing, but sadly yielded no new info for the Movieverse toy collector. Let us put that away in the past: You are now joining with us on our weekly Transformers Universe: Bumblebee movie news update.
Last week started off with a surprising yet welcome news. Legendary voice actor Peter Cullen confirmed that his voice will be featured as Optimus Prime for the Bumblebee movie. We expect a possible cameo appearance of the Autobot leader or a voice message giving instructions to Bumblebee on Earth. We are yet to see a truck resembling Optimus rolling out on the set.
As we moved further along the week, news was scarce. It may have been due to the fact that principal photography was being moved from Santa Cruz to Los Angeles. Our first image came from none other than the You Tube sensation Christian Busath (dubbed by the fans as The Fruit Ninja). It is possible that Mr. Busath will have a comedic role. Christian, updated his official Facebook page with some behind the scenes images featuring star actress Hailee Steinfeld with the iconic Volkswagen Beetle.
Speaking of which, Hailee Instagrammed a photo of the interior of the car which features a nice steering wheel with an Autobot logo.
Out of nowhere, John Cena entered the arena as a Sector 7 agent. Even more images surfaced; confirming the name of his role as ‘Burns‘. It seems like a nice little homage to the Burns family of Transformers: Rescue Bots. Cena was not alone. Accompanying him is a group of military uniform clad soldiers with vehicles decked out with the same sort of harpoons used on the first Transformers movie to capture Bumblebee. Jorge Lendeborg Jr. was also seen acting with Ms. Steinfeld.
Finally, we learned that the filming will be shifted to an undisclosed location at Long Beach, California on October 13th.
We’ll see you next week with another roundup update. Till then, stay safe and check out the images attached with this news post. Have a wonderful week ahead.