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G.I. Joe vs Transformers Crossover Inevitable as Hailee Steinfeld Fuels Bumblebee John Cena Theory? Transformers Star Says: "He does have some of that energy"

May 06, 2023

by Mabel Andrady June 9, 2023, 11:27 am

Fans of the movie industry have seen their fair share of epic crossovers between popular franchises. The star of the critically acclaimed Bumblebee film, Hailee Steinfeld, has added fuel to the fire with her comments about the possibility of a G.I. Joe and Transformers crossover movie. Fans can't wait to see these two legendary universes collide on the big screen.

The 2018 release of Bumblebee revitalized the Transformers series. The film, directed by Travis Knight, won acclaim for its touching narrative and loving nod to the original Transformers cartoons. The film's character-driven narrative and the charming dynamic between Hailee Steinfeld's human companion and the Autobot Bumblebee were well-received by critics and audiences alike.

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A sequel seemed inevitable in light of the film's enthusiastic critical reception and $468 million worldwide box office receipts. The Hollywood Reporter interviewed Hailee Steinfeld, and one of the topics of conversation was the lack of a sequel to Bumblebee.

Fans are left wondering what she might do next after hearing her response. Steinfeld did not confirm that G.I. Joe would collaborate with Transformers, but her comments alluded to such a possibility. However, that's not always the case.

"Not necessarily. I don't know that I knew the plans beyond that, but I like to take everything one step at a time. I’ve gotten a lot better at that in my life. I tend to get ahead of myself, and so when it comes to these bigger projects that have whispers and more of a future and whatnot. I like to just focus on what's in front of me and make that the best that I can."

These carefully chosen words have ignited fan speculation about a possible crossover between the G.I. Joe and Transformers franchises. Fans are anticipating this unprecedented crossover event with great excitement because of the passionate fan bases of both franchises and the promise of epic battles and team-ups.

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In an interview with Screen Rant, Transformers producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura addressed the controversy surrounding John Cena's character's absence from the upcoming film, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts.

Di Bonaventura has not only shot down the fan theory that John Cena's Bumblebee character is actually Duke from G.I. Joe, but he has also dropped hints that Cena might return to the series.

"I can deny that [Cena's character in Bumblebee is Duke from G.I. Joe], but I could see why you’d feel that because he does have some of that energy if you would. I’d love to work with John again. He's fantastic, and hopefully, we can bring him back into the series."

These tantalizing remarks lend even more credence to the possibility of a crossover between G.I. Joe and Transformers. There will be an explosive collision between these two beloved franchises, and Cena's charisma and potential for a larger role in future films set the stage perfectly.

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While it's possible that a sequel to Bumblebee won't be released anytime soon, the cast and crew have hinted at plenty of exciting things to come for these franchises. Recent crossovers, such as those in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, have shown the immense popularity of bringing together fan-favorite characters from different canons.

Fans’ hopes for a G.I. Joe and Transformers crossover would be realized, and the door would open to exciting new storytelling and universe-building avenues. Comic book readers have been treated to exciting and action-packed stories in which G.I. Joe and Transformers have crossed paths before.

A cinematic adaptation of this exciting chemistry would undoubtedly captivate viewers and produce a truly unforgettable film.

You can stream Bumblee on Amazon Prime Video.

Source: Screen Rant

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Mabel, aka MJ, is a FandomWire Sr. Writer, pop-culture fanatic, and an MA in Health Demography holder. When she's not indulging in her guilty pleasure of penning everything Hollywood, Marvel & DC, she writes academic essays on COVID-19 and HIV/AIDS. With 2500+ articles published online, she brings a unique twist to entertainment writing. A jack-of-all-trades, MJ enjoys movies, writes/acts in plays, writes music, and dreams of being a successful actress. She offers a fresh perspective, making her writing a must-read for those seeking knowledge and entertainment.

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