The Fallen Will Show Up in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen?!
Ever since the official title for Michael Bay's sequel, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, was announced in June, fans have been speculating that this could mean we might see the appearance of an enormous robot called The Fallen. I quickly shrugged off that rumor with the belief that they wouldn't put the name of a robot in the title, but alas, I might've been wrong. MTV picked up a rather interesting scoop at Comic-Con in their talks with IDW Publishing - and it sounds like The Fallen is indeed the main villain. So not only does it sound like we're in for one hell of an exciting sequel, but we've heard rumblings that we'll get our first taste with a trailer in front of Eagle Eye this September. Who's excited now?!
IDW Publishing is the publisher that's putting out a comic miniseries titled "Transformers: Destiny" that will "bridge the gap" between Transformers last year and Revenge of the Fallen next year. MTV spoke with writer Chris Mowry, who told them that they're going to "explore the background of The Fallen — the main villain of the movie — as well as expand on the 'Reign of Starscream' story that we’re doing and tie everything in to what this next movie is going to be." Mowry is one of the few that actually has a copy of the script, but the most he'll say is that "the next movie starts out with just tons of action and there's obviously going to be a lot of questions, so we're hoping to answer some of those beforehand."
If you're not familiar with The Fallen, he's one of the 13 original Transformers that Primus created at the dawn of time. Unfortunately he turned against his siblings, his creator, and his universe and betrayed them all. This guy is one nasty robot - and he's even on fire! How would this tie in to a story in Revenge of the Fallen? Well, if you remember from this article, Josh Duhamel mentions that "the biggest change in the sequel is who [Lennox is] working with." So in theory, the Autobots and Decepticons could join together to fight an even greater evil - The Fallen. As cool as all of this sounds, Bay has often said that he's launched "misinformation" campaigns and I feel like this could be one of them. As in, the IDW guys are just fueling the fire for the fun of it and saying The Fallen just because it's been rumored.
I'd love to believe this, because with The Fallen, the Constructicons, and everyone else from the first movie, we could be in for yet another jaw-dropping sequel. Although Paramount didn't allow Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen to show its head at Comic-Con, I'm still calling it one of my most highly anticipated movies of next summer below Terminator Salvation. Will The Fallen truly make an appearance?