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Live Action Bumblebee Prequel Movie Gets First Poster Image
ExVee - Tuesday, May 23, 2017


Just in from Licensing Expo in Las Vegas via comingsoon.net, we have our first piece of promotional material for the 2018 Transformers movie, which will focus on Bumblebee at some point before the main film series. Transformers Universe: Bumblebee as it is currently titled on the poster has been said to skew younger, and have a smaller robot cast. There was also the hint that the 1980's might be the target time period for the story. You can find the image that was on display at the expo mirrored below.

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