Bumblebee trailer goes for the heroic origin story

Hailee Steinfeld brings Bumblebee out of his shell in the first trailer for the Transformers prequel

The first trailer has arrived for Transformers spin-off Bumblebee, the 1987-set prequel starring Hailee Steinfeld and John Cena, and it’s kind of adorable.

“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.”

There are also two video messages from Steinfeld and director Travis Knight:

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