REVENGE OF THE FALLEN Update... Well, Quantum of Solace has come and gone...and there’s still no sign of a theatrical trailer for Transformers 2. There’s only one more suitable film that Paramount/Dreamworks could possibly place a TF2 teaser in front of before the end of this year, and that’s Punisher: War Zone. Just kidding. I mean the possible Best Picture Oscar nominee, Frost/Nixon. Just kidding again. I mean the sci-fi remake, The Day the Earth Stood Still...starring Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connelly. It opens in movie theaters everywhere on December 12.
Most of the Transformers 2 news that have been posted on other websites recently dealt with leaked photos of the toy figure for Soundwave. There have been online rumors that Soundwave will be a satellite in Revenge of the Fallen, and the pics below support that. Image #1 is of Soundwave as a Cybertronian satellite, image #2 is of him as a Cybertronian jet (kinda like the vehicle mode for Megatron in last year’s Transformers film), and the 3rd image is of him in his robot form. There’s no official word on what Soundwave’s Earth mode will be. Online sites, again, state that he’s gonna be a pick-up truck, but we’ll see. Ironhide was already a pick-up truck (GMC TopKick C4500) in the first film...I’m hoping Michael Bay will be a little more original than that.
Below is a comparison of the old-school "Generation 1" Soundwave and the TF2 version. Fortunately, at least the well-known visor remains intact. Now all we need is for Frank Welker to get hired and reprise the famous voice for the Decepticon spy. *Crosses fingers*
Since I enjoy making myself look like a huge geek (moreso, that is) by posting up all these pics of toys, here's one for the Transformers 2 version of Bumblebee...courtesy of Seibertron.com, just like every other image posted in this journal entry.
Here are two cool pieces of artwork that will be on the covers for the Revenge of the Fallen prequel comics, Destiny: Alliance and Defiance. They were done by Josh Nizzi. Kick. Ass.