Christina Hodson, the writer of Bumblebee, has an idea for a follow-up in the Transformers universe, albeit even she isn’t sure what the studio’s plans are for the following instalment in the franchise.
The writer who is likewise working on Birds of Prey and Batgirl for Warner Bros. was asked amid a recent interview whether this is the end for her in the Transformers space, but she said that she would like to think not.
“I know exactly what I wanna do with one,” Hodson told Variety. “I don’t know if we’re gonna do it — we’ve got to see if audiences go and see this movie. But I know where I want to go with the next one.”
Bumblebee opened lower than any other Transformers film – but in addition, had a Rotten Tomatoes score that was about 50% higher and long-term fans have lauded the film for getting a great deal right about the franchise that they initially began to fell in love with.
The film also opened on Christmas weekend, opposite both Aquaman and Mary Poppins Returns, so there was a minimal possibility that it was going to open at $100 million and proceed to earn $1 billion.
“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 is directed by Travis Knight, who is best known for Laika animated features Kubo and the Two Strings and Coraline. In addition to Steinfeld, the film also stars John Cena, Pamela Adlon, Stephen Schneider, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Jason Drucker, Kenneth Choi, Ricardo Hoyos, Abby Quinn and Grace Dzienny.
The movie is the 6th in the Transformers live-action series following 2017’s Transformers: The Last Knight, the final movie to be directed by Michael Bay, who has coordinated each film in the series until this point. The future of the film series is presently unclear as Paramount expelled Transformers 6 from its release plan and has officially put the film on hold.