“Maybe she’s too busy in the Marvel world”: Hailee Steinfeld’s Commitment to MCU Threatens Her Position in $5 Billion Action Franchise

"Maybe she’s too busy in the Marvel world": Hailee Steinfeld's Commitment to MCU Threatens Her Position in $5 Billion Action Franchise
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Hailee Steinfeld is one of the rare talents in the entertainment industry whose acting prowess allows her to make even the most complex roles electric and fun to watch. She’s a brilliant star who has starred in numerous blockbuster films, including the Transformers franchise film series’ sixth installment Bumblebee.


Steinfeld made her character debut in the franchise in 2018 and played Charlie Watson in the titular movie and received critical acclaim for her powerful performance in the action-packed sequel. Recently the seventh installment, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, was released in theaters, and fans wonder why The Edge of Seventeen movie star reprised her role in the toy movie universe. 

Why Didn’t Hailee Steinfeld Reprise Her Role in The New Transformers Movie?

Hailee Steinfeld
Hailee Steinfeld

Over the past few years, Hailee Steinfeld has starred in some of the most iconic and talked-about projects, including her debut movie in the Transformers film franchise. She appeared in the prequel to Michael Bay’s Transformers film series Bumblebee in 2018, which served as a soft reboot of the original film. 


Although the newly released sequel Transformers: Rise of the Beasts in the franchise is receiving mixed reviews from the audience, some fans expressed their disappointment as the actress was notably absent from the new sequel, and this led to many wonders if she will ever reprise her role in the future projects of the franchise.

Bumblebee' star Hailee Steinfeld
Bumblebee star Hailee Steinfeld

In the candid interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the Arcane actress revealed that she wasn’t disappointed that the Transformers franchise didn’t make a direct sequel to her 2018 Bumblebee, claiming, 

“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.”

Alongside Hailee Steinfeld, the sixth installment in the Transformers franchise Bumblebee has an all-star ensemble cast that includes: John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., John Ortiz, Jason Drucker, Pamela Adlon, Dylan O’Brien, Angela Bassett, and Justin Theroux.


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Hailee Steinfeld Might Reprise Her Role in The Future Transformers Projects

Steven Caple Jr and Hailee Steinfeld
Steven Caple Jr and Hailee Steinfeld

The new sequel in the Transformers franchise Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is receiving an overwhelming response from audiences and fans alike. According to the latest reports, the movie has nearly grossed $171 million at the global box office. But Hailee Steinfeld’s notable absence from the sequel is causing quite a stir online.

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During a candid interview, film director Steven Caple Jr revealed the actress was not supposed to reprise her role in the latest installment claiming,

“She was, but not necessarily for Bumblebee’s comeback.” 

He continued,

“I like Hailee Steinfeld. She’s a great actress. I have not met her, but the way our movie ends, there are always possibilities. Maybe she’s too busy in the Marvel world, but she’s a wonderful actress, and I would definitely love to collaborate with her.”

Despite her absence from Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, Hailee Steinfeld may return to the franchise if there is a Bumblebee sequel in the Transformers universe. Currently, she is making waves with her starstruck performances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe project Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.


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Source: The Hollywood Reporter



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