Optimus Prime Bumblebee

Optimus Prime is probably the first Transformer which most fans ended up loving from the original cartoon, so I’m thrilled that we’ve got a great look at the 80s inspired redesign of the character. While the Michael Bay movies may have introduced a younger generation to The Transformers, ‘Bumblebee‘ is showing us how much fans would have loved a CG take of the classic look.

Why geek out just thinking about it and when you actually see it? Well, take a look at Matt Ferguson’s Tweet and start getting excited:


This shot shows that the modern CG take of the characters to resemble their original iterations are clearly the eye candy we’ve all been waiting for.

You can also check out this awesome featurette below which has new shots of Optimus as well as our first looks at both Arcee and Cliffjumper! They both appear in a blink, and you’ll miss it scenes so be sure to keep your eyes peeled!

I love that Director Travis Knight shares exactly why we’re getting these styles of Transformers:

“I’m a child of the 80s. I grew up playing with the Transformers action figures, and I grew up watching the animated series. Going back to my experience as a kid, Autobots were always cars, Decepticons were always aircraft.”

What do you think of our first real look at Optimus Prime in ‘Bumblebee’? Are you hoping that this will serve as a soft reboot to the series which will allow for these designs to continue in the upcoming films or is a full-on reboot required at this point to bring audiences back? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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 transform and roll into your local theaters on December 21st, 2018!