The folks at MTV have confirmed what many Transformers geeks have been hoping for a long time — that the character of The Fallen will appear in Michael Bay’s upcoming sequel, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. This was revealed by the IDW Publishing team, who are currently working on a five-part prequel miniseries entitled “Transformers: Destiny” that will bridge the gap between the first and second films.
“[We'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,” explained writer Chris Mowry, who partners on the book with artist Alex Milne. “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.”
As you may remember, the first film ended with Starscream jetting back off into space. It was then continued with the comic book “Reign of Starscream,” which showed Starscream trying to rebuild the All Spark back on Cybertron in order to take over as the next great leader. This new miniseries, however, will focus less on extending the first film and more on introducing the rather complex storyline that leads up to the second film.
“We’re definitely taking every character that we can from the sequel,” said Mowry. “So you’ll see some Sector 7 involvement and how they developed into a new group that will be introduced. The same thing with some of the new characters, we’ll explain how they get to Earth. Because like I said, [the sequel] starts out with this giant battle so people will be wondering ‘Hey, where did that guy come from?’”
Yet while Mowry and Milne will be looking to include some fan favorites in ‘Destiny,’ there are a few characters that may end up being left out, as they do not want to ruin the surprise of the film.
“We had this really ambitious script done where there were a lot of fan-favorites in there. [But] some of them are going to be making an appearance in the second movie so they asked us not to use those, which is understandable.”
It is quite understandable. As well, it is understandable that fans will be very excited to see how The Fallen is worked into the film and to once again see giant robots in action.
What do you think? Are you excited about the storyline with The Fallen? Also, will you be checking out ‘Destiny’ leading up to the release of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen?