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The Autobots and Decepticons have a long pop culture history that dates as far back as the 1980s, and as a result, everyone has his or her favorite aspect of the mythos. However, you'd be hard pressed to find someone that doesn't have a soft spot for Bumblebee -- the first Autobot formally introduced in Michael Bay's rebooted continuity of Transformers films. The iconic yellow and black sports car will receive a serious upgrade in Transformers: The Last Knight, and we finally have a good look at his entire incognito Camaro form. Check it out below.
The above photo just surfaced on the Stroker965 Instagram account, and it seemingly offers us our first up close and personal look at Bumblebee from the set of Transformers: The Last Knight. We've seen minor glimpses of the vehicle before, but this post gives us the best look at the entire body of the badass Transformer to date. Overall, the car appears to maintain all of Bumblebee's most well-known traits -- the yellow paint, sleek appearance, and overt Chevy product placement -- but the car itself has received a serious upgrade to look about as stylish as a vehicle can get.
It's not just his stealthy Camaro form that has received an upgrade, either. Only two weeks ago, Michael Bay posted a photo of Bumblebee's combat form to Twitter to get fans excited. Needless to say it, it worked. Check out the image below to see for yourself.
Much like his car form, Bumblebee's humanoid appearance seems to maintain much of what we have come to expect from the character while still cleaning things up. In The Last Knight, he seems to have a much more slender, lean appearance, as well as a helmet that actually gives his face the appearance of a hornet. They might be taking the whole "bumblebee" thing a little too literally, but we cannot deny how cool it looks.
It remains unclear whether or not these upgrades will have any relevance to the actual narrative of Transformers: The Last Knight. They might come about as a result of Bumblebee's exposure to magic -- the film will place heavy focus on the legend of King Arthur -- or it may simply be an aesthetic upgrade with minimal bearing on the overall plot. We will have to wait and see. One thing is certain: Bumblebee looks more badass than ever.
CinemaBlend will bring you any and all relevant details related to the upcoming release of Transformers: The Last Knight as more information becomes available to us. The fifth installment in Michael Bay's Transformers franchise will blast its way into theaters next summer on June 23, 2017. Stay tuned for more details!