Movie News: "Bumblebee" movie highlights, video and photos from SDCC 2018

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Movie News: "Bumblebee" movie highlights, video and photos from SDCC 2018

San Diego Comic-Con is a place where upcoming movies make a big splash, and yesterday it was time for the "Bumblebee" movie to shine! Early in the day Twitter user @badtasteit posted a short video of John Cena walking through the crowds at the convention in full Bumblebee costume! Check it out in the embed below:


Later in the day the stars participated in a red carpet event and a poster signing for fans! You can see Paramount's official photos from those events below.

However, the big show was the "Bumblebee" panel in Hall H, where most of the larger media projects show off what is to come. The panel opened with none other than Stan Bush performing "The Touch"! Check out the video by @ErikDavis below:


SPOILER ALERT
During the panel in Hall H, new footage from the film was shown featuring the Decepticons and Bumblebee as well as a scene with Charlie and Bumblebee. Then of course came the spoiler-riffic nuggets of information including:

  • We will see Cybertron in the film. According to director Travis Knight "...we see Cybertron and let me say, it is awesome."
  • Dropkick and Shatter were both revealed to be triple-changers, something Hasbro's own toy reveals hinted at. According to Knight "...Shatter can turn into a harrier jet and Dropkick can turn into a chopper."
  • Optimus Prime makes a brief appearance in the film in a much more G1 based form than we have seen previously.
  • The character everyone thought was Starscream in the trailer turns out to be Blitzwing which is sure to freak out a lot of fans (in both good and bad ways).

The panel ended with Peter Cullen himself asking about Optimus Prime getting his own film! It was a fun way to end the panel and Peter was a great sport about it. Check it out below thanks to @ErikDavis:


This write up sourced material from Entertainment Weekly, The Hollywood Reporter, @badtasteit, @ErikDavis and Paramount's official photos from SDCC 2018.

Travis Knight (red carpet, courtesy of Paramount)
Jorge Lendeborg Jr. (red carpet, courtesy of Paramount)
Hailee Steinfeld (red carpet, courtesy of Paramount)
John Cena (red carpet, courtesy of Paramount)
Movie News: "Bumblebee" movie highlights, video and photos from SDCC 2018
Poster Signing (courtesy of Paramount)
Poster Signing (courtesy of Paramount)
Poster Signing (courtesy of Paramount)
Poster Signing (courtesy of Paramount)
Poster Signing (courtesy of Paramount)
Stan Bush opens the Hall H Panel (courtesy of Paramount)
Stan Bush opens the Hall H Panel (courtesy of Paramount)
Hall H "Bumblebee" Panel (courtesy of Paramount)
Hall H "Bumblebee" Panel (courtesy of Paramount)
Hall H "Bumblebee" Panel (courtesy of Paramount)
Peter Cullen closes the panel (courtesy of Paramount)