‘Bumblebee’ Casting: Does Paramount Think John Cena Is The Rock?

If you had any hope for the ‘Bumblebee’ Transformers spinoff, John Cena just walked into the room. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Cena has landed the lead role in the film, he joins pop star, Hailee Steinfeld.

Potential plot details:
Bumblebee’ is set in the year 1987, where Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small California beach town. Charlie (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.

Cena may not be the most exciting casting choice, but Steinfeld amazed audiences in ‘True Grit.’ Also, for the few people that saw ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ – Travis Knight is a talented director.


The Transformers Cinematic Universe needs to put a lot of good will out into the world after the hot-garbage that was ‘Transformers: The Last Knight.’ Knight, Steinfeld, and an old VW Bug could be that positive vibe fans of G1 animated series is looking for.

1987 Bumblebee

‘Bumblebee’ is directed by Travis Knight, from a script by Christina Hodson, and stars Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg, Jason Drucker, Abby Quinn, Rachel Crow, Ricardo Hoyos and Gracie Dzienny.

Paramount Pictures’ latest addition to the Transformers Universe hits theaters on December 21, 2018.

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Matthew Sardo
Matthew Sardo
As the founder of Monkeys Fighting Robots, I'm currently training for my next job as an astronaut cowboy. Reformed hockey goon, comic book store owner, video store clerk, an extra in 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon,' 'Welcome Back Freshman,' and for one special day, I was a Ghostbuster.