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‘Transformers’ Reboot & ‘Bumblebee’ Sequel In Development At Paramount

Paramount is developing a Transformers reboot and a sequel to the Travis Knight film, Bumblebee.

The Transformers films have had a bit of a rough road. While the first Transformers film met with some critical success, the franchise, as a whole, has been a box office goldmine while managing to infuriate fans and critics alike. This was until the release of Transformers: The Last Knight which failed to meet Paramount’s financial expectations. This eventually caused Paramount to rework their Transformers plans. The last Transformers film, Bumblebee, however, surprised everyone.

2018’s Bumblebee was critically well-received and was financially successful. There was some question as to whether or not the film was a full reboot or a prequel to the franchise and what the original plans for the film were. Regardless of what they were, however, Paramount eventually decided to use Bumblebee as a starting point to move forward. But now Paramount is continuing the franchise in a big way.

According to Variety, Paramount is developing two new Transformers films with two new scripts in the works. While the information on these films is vague, one is said to be taking place in the Bumblebee universe. The other is said to be a larger scale reboot of the franchisee. The scripts themselves are being written by James Vanderbilt who co-wrote The Amazing Spider-Man films and Joby Harold who is perhaps best known for his work on King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.

What do you all make of this news? Are you glad to hear that Paramount is rebooting the Transformers franchise? Should they continue with the Bumblebee filmss? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Directed by Travis Knight from a script written by Christina Hodson, Bumblebee stars Hailee Steinfeld, Pamela Adlon, John Cena, Stephen Schneider, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Jason Ian Drucker, Kenneth Choi, Ricardo Hoyos, Abby Quinn, Rachel Crow, and Grace Dzienny.

On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.

Bumblebee will be available on Digital, 4K UHD and Blu-ray.

Source: Variety

New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, “Aqualad”.

“Aqualad” will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for “Aqualad” by clicking “Next”.

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

Source: DC Universe

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