Gather ’round my friends for the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen updates that never end. Well, at least until about a month after the film comes out, that is. My guess is that between now and June 24th, you will see no less than 3 updates per week about this film, interesting or not. It is just something we’re all going to have to deal with together. Today’s update comes via a message board conversation over on the Don Murphy forums (found via Slashfilm) between Star Trek and Transformers scribe Roberto Orci. The ever-accessible Orci has been chatting it up with fans all over the place in anticipation of the release of Star Trek in May, but he is also looking far into the future toward Transformers 3, which he says will be made without the penmanship of himself or his writing partner Alex Kurtzman:
“Time for fresh blood!” writes Orci. “The main reason we would move on is because we risk getting stale and comfortable. If you only sing one song for too long, you miss the opportunity to sing news songs. We’ll see.”
Orci also wrote a bit about Revenge of the Fallen, which is currently in post-production. He mentioned that he’s had a few discussions with Leonard Nimoy about voicing a character — most likely The Fallen — in the new film. As you may recall, Nimoy voiced several characters (Galvatron and Unicorn) in the 1986 animated Transformers: The Movie. Though even though Nimoy has expressed interest, fan pressure has put Frank Welker, who voiced many characters during the run of the Transformers TV show back in the 80s, at the top of Michael Bay’s list:
“I actually talked to him about it, given the odd coincidence that he is Michael Bay’s cousin through marriage, but fan outcry has also put Welker in the running.”
From where I’m sitting, I don’t see a reason why they can’t find room for both Welker and Nimoy — they are, in fact, adding plenty of robots to this film. It will be interesting to see if they can get both, as that would certainly be a big win in the eyes of fans.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen hits theaters June 24, 2009.