Who would have thought that Bumblebee would outlast almost all the other actors, cars, trucks and bots in the Transformers films when the first move debuted the new Camaro to global excitement in 2007?
Transformers 4: Age of Extinction is in theaters on June 27th - starring not one Camaro, but two.
Both the revised and upgraded 2014 Camaro concept as well as a a 1967 Camaro Z/28 will appear in the film, which stars Mark Wahlberg (catchphrase: 'huh!? wha? what's happening?' or 'say hi to your mother for me.') and a new roster of supporting actors that includes neither Megan Fox nor Shia LaBeouf.
But fear not: the lead actress Nicola Peltz is just as boner-inducing as Megan Fox was (in her best scene of all time, so far.)
When Megan Fox's character peaked was actually taking a look under the hood of the first Bumblebee in Transformers (2007) -- so there is precedent for new Bumblebees.
Nicola wears Prada and Miu Miu for Hong Kong TF4 premiere, yesterday, 6.19.14.
Since the 1970s original Bumblebee in the first film, there have been minimal updates to this Camaro body-style for the films. For cartoon fans, it was a Beetle that was Bumblebee.
This new Camaro in the film shows the anticipated way forward for the real 2015 or 2016 Camaro -- or at least shows some things on the Chevrolet wish list.
These include a smaller upper grille opening, slimmer lights, reverse hood vents and rear air intakes.
These last items might be needed if the rear-diff and oil-cooler induction needs from the latest Corvette Stingray become part of the Camaro performance suite as well.
General Motors really phoned in this crappy press release and does not seem to care about the franchise, so we predict the four-movie deal is up after this one and will not be renewed.
For whatever my two cents are worth, it looks like an awful movie from all four trailers. Less people and cars; more "RoboTrumble."
Bumblebee Camaro Transformers
Other Transformers 4 cars are included below.