Bumblebee is one of the more popular characters in the Transformers film franchise and Paramount Pictures has been developing a solo spinoff film for awhile now. There hasn't been much revealed regarding the story of this film, but now we know it will tell a prequel story. While talking to MTV, director Michael Bay confirmed:
"It'll go a little younger, and it will deal more with his character and it's just about him."
That sounds to me like Bumblebee will be the only Transformers character that we see in the film. Then when asked where the movie will fit into the timeline of the rest of the Transformers movie Bay said, "back." This is just the first solid information that we've learned about the Bumblebee movie.
They then went on to joke around about seeing a little younger digitized Shia LaBeouf in the film, which obviously isn't going to happen, but it's funny to listen to them talk about it.
When we first met Bumblebee in the Transformers franchise he was a beat up a yellow Camaro. With the solo film being a prequel, I imagine we won't see him in his slick new Camaro form. We actually might get to see him in his days as a classic Camaro. Who knows, maybe we'll even see him in action as a VW bug, which would actually be kinda fun.
Kubo and the Two Strings director Travis Knight is set to direct the film from a script being written by Christina Hodson (Shut In, Unforgettable). Knight is a solid director and that fact that he's involved is a good thing. Bumblebee is scheduled to be released on June 8, 2018.