While we may not have any Transformers movies featuring Mark Wahlberg and Optimus Prime coming out anytime soon, we do have the upcoming spin-off Bumblebee. Though something of an odd decision to give the sidekick Transformer his own movie, the general reception hasn’t been scathing…so that’s good.

The initial trailer from a while ago seemed competent and heartfelt enough; it really appears Bumblebee can handle being the star of his own movie. From what’s been announced, the movie is supposed to be a slight departure from the more blockbuster Transformer movies. The filmmakers have stated Bumblebee will be a quieter movie that’ll focus on heart and emotion, rather than explosions and Decepticons.

In keeping the interest alive, Paramount UK’s Twitter page unveiled the latest Bumblebee poster. True to form, the poster emphasizes friendship, which accentuates the idea that this movie will be the building block that helps the Autobot form a connection with humanity.

Directed by Travis Knight, Bumblebee is scheduled to hit theaters on December 21st.

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