Knight is also the president and CEO of LAIKA, the studio behind such animated films as Coraline, ParaNorman and The Boxtrolls. He’s certainly an interesting choice, the kind of left-field talent you’d expect Marvel Studios to sign up. Does this signify a distinctly different tone, perhaps?
The Bumblebee movie is currently scheduled for a June 2018 release. It is based on the Transformer who in car form is a yellow Volkswagen Beetle in classic Transformers, and from a much less interesting Chevrolet Camaro in the Michael Bay Transformers movies (in which he was Sam Witwicky’s car for the first couple of movies). He will be seen in Transformers: The Last Knight which opens in the UK on 23 June 2017.