Speaking at the Geneva Auto Show, Volkswagen R&D boss Frank Welsch stated that the classic German Volkswagen Beetle (a.k.a VW Bug) automobiles are about to cease production.
As soon as this news went across the internet, the enthusiasm for the upcoming Bumblebee: The Movie (alternatively known as Transformers: Bumblebee) also went up. Popular entertainment news site Nerdist even stated “Deciding that the Bumblebee movie would be a period piece may be the most prescient call Paramount has made in years“.
The latest Transformers Live Action Movie will join other movies such as the Herbie series and even Footloose for prominently featuring a Volkswagen Beetle.
Transformers: Bumblebee will be the first Transformers movie not to be directed by Michael Bay. Instead, the movie is helmed by BAFTA Award winner Travis Knight; the director of Laika Entertainment studio. Titular character’s human companion Charlie Watson will be played by Academy Award nominee Hailee Steinfeld, who will also produce songs for the movie.
The new movie will mark an end of an era for a lovable, iconic little car.
Bumblebee: The Movie is currently in post production with a planned release date of December 21st, 2018.