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Old 2008-12-31, 03:21 PM   #1
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Default Revenge of the Fallen OFFICIAL NEWS ONLY discussion thread

This thread is intended for people who want to remain mostly unspoiled.

The following rules apply to this thread:

Only refer to news reported through official sources. Those include:
- Press releases and website updates by official parties such as Paramount, Hasbro, Michael Bay etc.
- Interviews with and message board posts by people such as director Michael Bay, producer Don Murphy, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura and screenwriter Roberto Orci
- Interviews with third party licensees, such as IDW Publishing writers Simon Furman and Chris Mowry.
- Interview with third party sponsors and partners, such as General Motors, the United States military etc.
- Newspaper and magazine articles with authorized behind-the-scenes reports and interviews with the actors.

Any posts that refer to news reported through unofficial sources will be DELETED from this thread.

If you are unsure whether the info you want to post comes from an official source, feel free to PM me.

On SPOILERS:
Even official sources could theoretically spoil the movie. Therefore, spoiler tags are necessary in this thread:

Returning actors/characters who unambiguously survived the first movie and whose situation didn't change drastically beyond expected developments are not spoilers as long as their appearances more or less match those in the first movie. Therefore, if, in theory, Bumblebee were to have a slightly modified car bumper but remain the same otherwise, this would not consitute a spoiler. Sam Witwicky attending college is not a spoiler. Epps having been promoted from Technical Sergeant to Master Sergeant is not a spoiler. However, if, in theory, Optimus Prime had changed his appearance from a blue Peterbilt 379 with red flames to a red Freightliner Cabover, this would be a spoiler.

Returning characters who were either implied having died in the first movie (Jazz, Megatron, Brawl, Frenzy, Blackout), or whose fate was left ambiguous (Barricade) are SPOILERS, especially if their new alternate forms and/or robot modes look different from their appearances in the first movie.

New characters that will make their debut in Revenge of the Fallen are also SPOILERS.

So.

Characters.

Returning human characters:
Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) - attends college now.
Mikaela Banes (Megan Fox) - still Sam's girlfriend.
Captain William Lennox (Josh Duhamel).
Master Sergeant Robert Epps (Tyrese Gibson) - promoted from Technical Sergeant.
Ron Witwicky (Kevin Dunn) and Judy Witwicky (Julie White) - sam's parents.

During shooting, Shia LaBeouf got involved in a car accident and injured his hand. The injury has been written into the movie.

New human characters:
Alice (Isabel Lucas) - fellow student of Sam's.
Graham (Matthew Marsden) - British Special Forces soldier, works with Lennox and Epps.
SPOILER! (select to read)
Professor (Rainn Wilson) - Sam's professor.


Returning Autobot characters:
Optimus Prime (Peter Cullen) - still a blue Peterbilt 379 with red flames.
Bumblebee (Mark Ryan) - still a yellow Chevrolet Camaro.

New Autobot characters:
SPOILER! (select to read)
Arcee
Jetfire (starts out as a Decepticon but then switches sides)


Returning Decepticon characters:
Starscream

New Decepticon characters:
SPOILER! (select to read)
Soundwave
Devastator
Jetfire (switches sides and joins the Autobots)


Other (?):
SPOILER! (select to read)
The Fallen


Michael Bay has claimed that a massive misinformation campaign is in the works. However, screenwriter Roberto Orci suggested that it's not really working.

Paramount had interviews with IDW writers Chris Mowry (writer of the prequel comics Alliance and Defiance) and Simon Furman (writer of the comic adaptation of the movie) censored to remove all evidence that either had ever seen the script for the movie, as well as any references to the characters of
SPOILER! (select to read)
Arcee and The Fallen.


Bay also claimed that Megatron will NOT return in ROTF, although a lot of people remain sceptical.

Wal*Mart promo site with exclusive videos:
http://www.walmart.com/transformers
(code is AllSpark62609)

Magazine articles with pics:

Empire Magazine
http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=23925
http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transf...e-content.html

http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/...ers-main_N.htm
http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/...ers-side_N.htm
http://www.usatoday.com/life/l081229...sh.htm?gid=831
 

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