While the previous five installments of the Transformers franchise have seemed to involve the end of the world, the new prequel Bumblebee is going in a much lighter, family-friendly direction. The first trailer focuses on the relationship between Charlie (Academy Award nominee Hailee Steinfeld) and her yellow VW Beetle (voiced by Martin Short). That E.T./Iron Giant vibe is definitely intentional.
As with the other films in the series, the supporting cast is excellent. John Cena, Pamela Adlon and John Ortiz all co-star. Take a look at the first poster below.
Bumblebee hits theaters on Friday, December 21.