Thursday, 2 April 2009

Transformers - Revenge Of The Fallen New Pics And Transformers Info Revealed

The full confirmed character listing for one of 2009's most hotly anticipated movies 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' has finally been made public. The list (pictured below) shows all the major Autobots and Decepticons that will appear in the movie and adds a few names most of us weren't aware of before now (such as The Doctor and the various Constructicons that make up Devastator).

The Doctor - Decepticon Torturer

USA Today gave a rundown of the newest additions to the Transformer family which is as follows:

AUTOBOTS (the good guys)


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 His alternate form is the SR-71 Blackbird, the outdated but still-sleek Cold War spy plane.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."

New recruits:

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.

DECEPTICONS (the bad guys)

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.

Other troublemakers:

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 RC one with the sportier name of Wheelie.


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.

"He's made of vehicles designed to build, and he turns into is someone who loves to destroy," Orci says. "He is an agent of absolute chaos."

Bay says Devastator is the crème de la smash and got a uncharacteristic reaction out of the film's executive producer already.

"Spielberg saw it and said, 'This is (expletive) awesome!' " Bay says, and adds: "It's always nice when you can make him swear."

Starscream and Sam.

Ravage on the prowl.

Ravage in action. gave the follownig descriptions for the entire Autobot/ Decepticon cast:

# OPTIMUS PRIME: The Autobots' leader - alternate form: Peterbilt truck
# IRONHIDE: Weapons specialist - GMC Topkick.
# RATCHET: Medic - Hummer H2.
# BUMBLEBEE: Friend and mode of transportation for Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) - 2010 Chevorlet Camaro.
# ARCEE: A female Autobot - motorcycle that belongs to Michaela (Megan Fox).
# SIDESWIPE: A red Lamborghini in the toy line, here he transforms into a silver Corvette Stingray concept car.
# JETFIRE: An older Decepticon who switches sides - SR71 Blackbird jet.
# JOLT: The original toy was a Decepticon, but in the movie he's a good guy - Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid.
# SKID & MUDFLAP: a.k.a. "The Twins" - Chevrolet Beat and Trax concept cars.
Decepticon Starscream

# STARSCREAM: Formerly Megatron's second in command, he escaped at the end of the first movie (see photo); F-22 Raptor jet.
# SCORPONOK: The mechanical scorpion that attacked the American troops in the desert.
# THE FALLEN: One of the original Transformers, he's called "the most elemental bad guy" by the screenwriters.
# SIDEWAYS: The Audi R8 seen crashing through a building in the trailer.
# SOUNDWAVE: A cassette player in the original toys; his alternate mode will be a communications satellite.
# RAVAGE: A four-legged, cat-like robot (see photo).
# THE DOCTOR: A spider-like crawling robot.
# WHEELIE: A small, radio-controlled truck.
# DEMOLISHER: One of the Constructicons that transform into construction vehicles.
# DEVASTATOR: A giant robot formed by the Constructicons joining together; individually, they are: Scavenger, Scrapper, Hightower, Longhaul, Rampage, Overload and Mixmaster.

Noticeably absent from the list is the Decepticon leader, Megatron, who was killed at the end of the previous movie and last seen being dumped in the ocean. Michael Bay denied that Megatron is in the movie, but actor Hugo Weaving said in an interview that he had recorded dialogue for the part.

The following images are courtesy of

Megan Fox in a gratuitous chesticle shot...

Explosive scenes in the desert.

Look Mom I'm a giant! Shia on set in Egypt.

Shia LaBeouf and director Michael Bay.

I've said this before and I'll say it again... I can't wait for this movie!

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