New Transformers 2 Robots Revealed: The Twins, Arcee, Jetfire, and More!
The Transformers 2 news just doesn't stop! In addition to the announcement of the official title, Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen, we've got a few new spoiler filled details to share with those who are interested. In fact, I wouldn't really call this a spoiler, but if you care to go in without any knowledge of who or what is going on, then skip it. But if you're a hardcore Transformers fan and want to read some news that will have you screaming like it's your 10th birthday party all over again (and you just got that awesome new Transformers action figure), then read on! As much as Michael Bay may not be most people's favorite director, he does know how to put together some awesome action - and with this news, I'm pretty sure we can tell you Transformers 2 is going to kick ass.
I won't go into too many details, but here are the basics. Our good friend Peter over at SlashFilm did some impressive work to uncover all of the details on the first four days of shooting that have taken place in Pennsylvania. I wouldn't have imagined that so much could be learned from a call sheet, but alas, here we are talking about some awesome new robots. Plus, all of this happens in the first scene of the movie! Now you might realize what I meant about Michael Bay kicking our ass with Transformers 2!
The opening scene, which has been filming at an old steel factory in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, takes place in in Shanghai, China. The Autobots are hunting down a Decepticon Audi R8. This group of Autobots is made up of The Twins, an ice cream truck that splits into two smaller bots, Arcee, a hot pink female motorcycle bot (photos here), Wheels, a go-kart bot, Stinger, possibly a Porsche, and Ironhide, the GMC pickup truck and weapons specialist from the first Transformers. They chase down the R8 but don't end up catching him, which is a bit crazy considering it was five-on-one situation. But you can imagine how incredible this opening scene will be anyway.
Lastly, Peter describes a scene where Sam and Mikaela head to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum to activate yet another robot. This is where things get really exciting. Apparently they reactive a SR-71 Blackbird (seen below), which transformers into the robot named Jetfire. Originally, Jetfire just turned into another standard jet (specifically an F-14) like Starscream, but I love that they're using other various models for different transformers instead of turning them all into F-22's like Starscream. That's all the details there are so far, but the idea of seeing a Blackbird as a transformer is amazing. Now you just throw in the rumored Constructicons, and we've got one hell of an awesome Transformers sequel in the works!
As always, until we actually see these robots fully rendered and fighting on screen, this should all be taken as a rumor. It comes from a fairly legitimate source, but that doesn't mean Bay couldn't be messing with fans just for fun. If you want to read all of the details, make sure you head over to SlashFilm.
After seeing Iron Man earlier this summer, I thought to myself, was Transformers really that great? Would the sequel be all that exciting? But reading all of this recent news, including these new details today, I've been reminded of just how intense and incredible Michael Bay's envisioning of Transformers was last summer. And it sounds like he's really planning to take this sequel much farther above and beyond anything we could ever imagine. Autobots roll out!