First Look: Michael Bay Reveals New Bumblebee in 'Transformers 4'

May 30, 2013


Just yesterday, two photos revealed the new vehicle forms of two Autobots in the forthcoming sequel Transformers 4, the last film in the franchise that will be directed by Michael Bay. In addition, the director also showed fans the new design for Optimus Prime. Now one of the other regular Transformers has been given a bit of a facelift as Bay just posted the new vehicle mode of Bumblebee. Once and old rusty hunk of junk turned brand new Camaro, the loyal yellow robot now turns into "a highly modified, vintage 1967 Camaro SS." As you can see below there's not much yellow in the design, but it's a slick little car. Look!

Here's the redesigned Bumblebee from Michael Bay's Transformers 4, via

Transformers 4

Michael Bay is directing Transformers 4 as his last film in the blockbuster series before handing the franchise off to another director. No plot details are known yet, but Bay says, "We start four years later and there’s a reason why we’re meeting a new cast. We keep the 'Transformers' the way they were. It’s just four years later. There’s a reason the Transformers are redesigned. We’re trying to broaden the franchise and give it more places to go." The new cast includes Mark Wahlberg, T.J. Miller, Jack Reynor, Nicola Peltz, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles and Li Bingbing and the film arrives on June 27th, 2014.

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  • nate
    Are the new designs really necessary? The only reason they're changing the designs are to be able to market and sell more toys. Now collectors and kids are going to have to get the new designs of BB and Optimus. How cheap!
    • Brian Sleider
      You are talking about a franchise that killed off almost ALL of the major players in the 80s so they could sell more toys. I still have my Rodimus Prime.
    • Akirakorn
      It'll probably be some kinda "they new what we look like now we gotta hide as other cars"... except for Optimus of course...
  • OfficialJab
    Just show the robot already. I think I might miss Sam...
  • Woha! Badass. Now that's a car with character.
  • Steven
    Could you put a picture of the old Bumblebee alongside the new?
  • Robert
    If Bumblebee couldn't be a bug because of some uncomfortable history, this is the camaro he should have been from the beginning. It's almost like Bay finally decided to make a Transformers movie for it's original fans. Couple that with the casting of Stanley Tucci and Kelsey Grammer and you'd think he wouldn't be able to screw this up. Nevermind, it is Michael Bay; he'll find a way to screw this up.
  • capitandelespacio
    Stop feeding us with this pig lard!!!!!
  • I'm sorry I can not post in here see my voice box is broke and I can only talk with songs and since no one can seem to fix me and there is no mp3 player here I will just have to pass. Sincerely Bumblebee
  • Fidel Reyes
    Wait Bumblebee is supposed to be yellow, and since the car is mostly black he is probably going to be mostly black when he transforms as well. Ah what do I care, I'm still going to watch it.
  • Nielsen700
    I wanna see the Pimp My Ride episode.
  • Akirakorn
    So it's now Fast and Furious 7: The Transformers?
    • mooreworthy
      That would be a most excellent mash-up.
      • Akirakorn
        NO... WAY!... It would be a most heinous mash up indeed. Party On Dude!
        • mooreworthy
          Everything is different, but the same....things are more moderner than before...bigger yet smaller... It's computers ...San Dimas High School rules!
  • Wesley Phoenix
    You know what's actually pretty funny. In Transformers Prime, the new season of Beast Hunters that just started to air, Bumblebee changed his paint scheme to, guess what? Black and Yellow, just like this. I wonder if they knew something about it in advance and it was a homage and sneak to this coming out.
    • Bumble bee was always black and yellow in the transformer movies. they just changed the look of it.
      • Wesley Phoenix
        Yellow was always the outspoken color, Black was never fully on him, it was more or less the highlights of the car. Now it's the other way around
  • mistermysteryguest
    "There’s a reason the Transformers are redesigned. We’re trying to broaden the franchise and give it more places to go." WTF. The franchise sucks and hasn't been anywhere so far. The car choices and robot designs are terrible, the "stories" are worse, the scripts are dreadful, the cast is pathetic and the direction is retarded. (This comes from an old fan of the 1980's toys and cartoons.) And don't give me that "these movies have made X amount of dollars". That doesn't mean quality. It means nothing.
    • avconsumer2
      Agreed. Jazz as anything than a Porsche.... heh! Really the only saving grace for me, was the return of Peter Cullen for the voice of Optimus. Literally, the only reason I will see this movie... probably on BD.
  • Nonetheless I still like the car of the previous section. it really is beautiful
  • Orion
    I hate Michael Bay movies. He is RUINING the Transformers. I can't wait until he's not directing so someone can fix everything he's screwed up.




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