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Optimus Prime Returns For Transformers Bumblebee Spinoff

Optimus Prime Returns For Transformers Bumblebee Spinoff

It wouldn’t be Transformers without Optimus Prime – or Peter Cullen for that matter – and now it’s learned the leader of the Autobots is returning for the Bumblebee spinoff movie.

Peter Cullen recently participated in an interview with the Ramdeen Productions YouTube channel and was asked if we were going to here is voice in Bumblebee.

“Yes,” Peter Cullen confirmed.

Peter Cullen has been the voice of Optimus Prime since the original animated Transformers cartoon debuted back in 1984 and most recently voiced Optimus in Transformers: The Last Knight.

The Bumblebee movie has a December 21, 2018 released directed by Travis Knight starring Hailee Steinfeld, Pamela Adlon, John Cena, Stephen Schneider, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Jason Drucker, Kenneth Choi, Ricardo Hoyos, Abby Quinn, Rachel Crow and Grace Dzienny.

The story 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.