Transformers: The Last Knight producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura says the franchise’s first spinoff film, Bumblebee, will have an Iron Giant-like vibe and will be set in the 1980s. With the release of The Last Knight in theaters this week, one Transformers era will end and make way for a new one in the process.

After five films, The Last Knight signals the end of Michael Bay’s involvement as a Transformers director on the live-action movie franchise – and for the first time next year, Bumblebee, under the auspices of helmer Travis Knight, will become the first spinoff film in the series.

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