This week on Lost in Sci-Fi The Cosmic Selection gives us our topic! And the topic was Optimus Prime! The leader of the Autobots, defender of his people and sometimes humans. We fall down the black hole of all things Optimus. Please download and get lost with us.
We all kind of had a feeling that this was going to happen. I mean, it’s in the title itself. “Revenge of the Fallen.” Btu what we still doing know is how. Below is from an Australian newspaper.
By Andrew Fenton
Film Writer, The Advertiser
In town to promote his rather excellent new Aussie film, “Last Ride”, Hugo Weaving let slip he’ll be returning as the voice of Megatron in “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”.
Fans no doubt will recall that when we last saw Megatron, Sam (Shia LaBeouf) had rammed the All Spark cube into his chest, thereby destroying him. Despite this certain death, rumours have been circulating the villain was going to make a comeback. Director Michael Bay went so far as to flatly deny the rumour, telling Empire: “He’s not in the movie”.
Turns out Bay was fibbing. “I’ve already done it,” Weaving says, adding Bay had told him to keep the news hush-hush. “He’s over in LA and we were working on the video split sort of thing and I had this strange conversation where he seemed to imply it was all a big secret. So there you go – I’ve given you the secret scoop.”
So how is Megatron resurrected? Weaving is coy about revealling too much, but does give a tiny hint.
“I think in the last one, doesn’t Optimus Prime pick up a little bit of, a shard of the cube, or the thing that’s left, and he takes it with him. Maybe there’s something there… but I don’t know,” he laughs.
We’ll find out on June 25, the film’s Australian release.”
Transformers 2 releases in theaters on June 24th, 2009. See you all at the movies!
Brickshelf member, YOGURT, has created some AWESOME LEGO models of Megatron. Sure, anyone can dream up and build a transformer out of LEGO bricks. But can your models TRANSFORM? Didn’t think so. Check pat the break for the complete step by step transformation of Megatron from Gun to Robot form.
Hasbro announced today the official title for the sequel to Transformers. Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen began shooting on June 2nd in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Hasbro said that while details of the movie’s plot a closely-guarded secret, “expect a key character from the first movie to make a dramatic comeback and attempt to settle a score.” Read On