Bumblebee finds his voice while three actors are about to enter a dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind in SYFY WIRE's latest casting roundup.
First up, IGN has confirmed that Teen Wolf star, Dylan O'Brien, will be voicing the Autobot, Bumblebee, in his origin movie that hits theaters in two weeks. Other than The Last Knight, audiences never heard the character's actual voice, which had been damaged before the events of the first Michael Bay movie. As a result, he communicated mainly through songs and pop culture references.
"Since we were approaching this as an origin story, we felt that it was appropriate that you got to hear his voice," said producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura. "That’s the simple logic that we employed. The longer term implication of that is different. But the short-term implication of that is, since we really are resetting the mythology, essentially, of who Bumblebee is. And so, that seemed to us to be the appropriate, to get the chance to hear what he sounds like."
Written by Christina Hodson (Birds of Prey) and directed by Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings), Bumblebee takes place in the 1980s with a particular emphasis on the old school Transformers designs of the time period.
After 18-year-old Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld) comes into possession of a yellow VW Beetle that's actually 'Bee in disguise, she'll bond with the sentient robot, while placing herself in the path of the alien-hunting Agent Burns (John Cena). Justin Theroux, Angela Bassett, Kenneth Choi, and Pamela Adlon are also part of the principal cast.
Next, John Cho (Star Trek), Allison Tolman (Fargo) and Jacob Tremblay (Room) have just crossed over into…The Twilight Zone. The three actors will star in “The Wunderkind,” an upcoming episode of Jordan Peele’s reboot of the classic TV series for CBS All Access. Erica Tremblay will also appear in the episode. And that appears to be all the information that CBS is willing to provide about this installment of the show so far.
Production for Peele's re-imagined Zone began in October and enters our dimension via CBS All Access next year.