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The Transformers film franchise doesn’t have a great track record with its female characters. But Bumblebee, the upcoming live-action Transformers spin-off movie, might be the first step toward changing that – and fans have Steven Spielberg to thank for it. Learn about the significant Steven Spielberg Bumblebee contribution below.
Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura revealed that it was actually Spielberg’s idea for the movie to feature a female protagonist:
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“Steven had always had an idea that a young girl and Bumblebee would be a great combination, so we headed in that direction.”
“It’s nice it’s changing,” di Bonaventura said, talking about the industry’s willingness to cast women in lead roles. “When we were debating it, the idea of a young girl seemed to us to be a real change in our direction.” That’s an understatement, especially considering this is a franchise in which Michael Bay’s ogling camera has primarily been concerned with serving an audience of 13-year-old boys. And before you furiously fly to the comments section, yes, I realize there was a young girl in Transformers: The Last Knight, but she never felt like a fully-formed character. Hopefully, Hailee Steinfeld‘s character, Charlie, will be a marked improvement.
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Spielberg has been an executive producer on the live-action Transformers movies since the first one came out in 2007, but he reportedly stays out of the way when creative decisions are made. This time, though, it sounds like he piped...
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