Yahoo and USA Today have revealed new photos and full list of robots that will appear in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
Paramount Pictures claiming that it’s a full list of all the robots that will appear in the movie. Michael Bay has already confirmed that Megatron will be in the “Transformers 2.” So why isn’t he on the list?
As in the original, this fighter plane crash-landed on Earth a long time ago, and he will become a reformed Decepticon now fighting for the humans. His alternate form is the SR-71 Blackbird, the outdated but still-sleek Cold War spy plane.
“He’s old, craggy, forgetful … doesn’t work very well. Can’t transform very well, because he’s very geriatric. They get stuck with him a lot,” Bay says. “He knows the plan of the bad guys, but he forgets all the good parts of the plan.”
Sideswipe, a candy-apple red Lamborghini in the original, joins the cast this time as General Motor’s silver Corvette Stingray concept car. Jolt is a new foot soldier, played in four-wheel form by the Volt, a forthcoming Chevy hybrid plug-in. Two of GM’s other concept cars (the Trax and Beat) play The Twins, nicknamed Skids and Mudflap.
“Some of the junior Transformers are just dumb,” Bay says with a laugh. “But it’s great for kids because they’re like the Little Engine That Could. They’re (screw)-ups, but they get really heroic at the end.”
For the gals:
Arcee is the only female and turns up as Megan Fox’s hot-pink motorcycle. Co-screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci say she was in an early draft of the first movie. “But we felt we needed to win the audience over before asking for that suspension of disbelief: a feminine alien robot,” Kurtzman says.
The title character:
The Fallen is an ancient robot, sort of the Transformers’ version of Lucifer. He’s one of the original robot aliens, and his defiance and arrogance led to his banishment into another dimension.
The screenwriters say that The Fallen holds the key to life on both Earth and Cybertron, the Transformers’ home planet.
A smaller, but no less malevolent Decepticon is known as The Doctor – a spider-like droid that transforms into various implements of torture and has a not-so-nice encounter with star Shia LaBeouf.
Then there’s a giant one called Demolishor, and another tinier one with the sportier name of Wheelie.
Sideways is a simple courier who avoids combat and hides behind his larger Decepticons. Sideways’ alternate mode is silver Audi R8
These seven robots – Scavenger, Scrapper, Hightower, Longhaul, Rampage, Overload and Mixmaster – transform into construction machinery, but also link up with one another to form one gigantic robot stomper named Devastator.
Set a year after the end of the hit 2007 “Transformers”, “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” follows Sam Witwicky and Mikaela Banes as they become the target of attack by Decepticons because of Sam’s knowledge about the origins of the Transformers. Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson and John Turturro are returning to the sequel with Isabel Lucas as well as Rainn Wilson joining the cast.
Paramount is unleashing “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” in both IMAX and regular theaters on June 24th this summer.
CGI images from “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”: