To a casual film buff, the robots in the Transformers movies probably seem like extremely dull characters with about as much personality as actual cars. Of course, a reading like that is patently absurd, since even a cursory viewing of these movies makes it clear that the Autobots and Decepticons are perfectly well-rounded characters that each have their own thoughts and desires. In fact, most of these robots are so fully-realized that they seem even more real than some people.
Of all the Transformers, though, none—not even Optimus Prime or Megatron—merits as much exploration as Bumblebee, the yellow guy who can’t talk. What does Bumblebee (“Bee” to his friends) dream of when he’s not waging his battle to destroy the evil forces of the Decepticons? Is he happy being a Camaro or does he miss being a Volkswagen Beetle? Has he ever been in love? Does he even believe in love? Well, we may finally be getting an answer to these questions (and more!), according to some comments made by Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner. As reported by Transformers fansite TFW2005, Goldner told the audience at the Global Consumer Conference that, “we could see stories told around Bumblebee and other characters.” He also reiterated the toy company’s plan to make “several more Transformers movies,” because that idea sounds better every time we hear about it.
Speaking of the plan to make several more Transformers movies, we recently reported that Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman had joined the all-star-ish team of writers tasked with dreaming up storylines for these films. We’re not sure what sort of plot would require a solo Bumblebee adventure, but that’s for them to figure out, not us. Maybe there’s a series of mysterious heists at Camaro meet-ups around the country, and Bumblebee has to infiltrate a ring of mullet-headed bandits in order to catch the culprit? We’d watch that movie.