Today brings us a host of updates for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Just days after we saw the release of the full trailer, we now have some cool new character posters that feature one Decepticon who made an appearance in the trailer, big bad guy Megatron. Does anyone else remember when director Michael Bay was saying that Megatron wasn’t going to be in the movie? He thinks he’s sneaky. But he’s not.
The three new posters come to us from Yahoo Movies and can be seen by clicking the thumbs below.
Next up is an update that comes to us from our friends at Latino Review, who were scanning over the latest issue of Creative Screenwriting Magazine when they came upon a piece that featured Star Trek and Transformers scribes Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. Within the piece, the mag got the digs on an extended plot synopsis for Revenge of the Fallen that gives us quite a bit of information about the film’s story. Warning: Depending on what you consider a spoiler, they may follow. Check out the excerpt below.
When the story begins, the Autobots and the military have been waging a secret war against the Decpticons. As more of the giant robots continue to resurface, though, it becomes apparent the Transformers have been part of Earth’s history for longer than they’d led mankind to believe. One group of bureaucrats even womders if the Decepticons are only appearing because of the Autobot presence. Desperate not to leave Earth undefended, Optimus Prime turns to Sam and asks him to become a human advocate, someone who will convince mankind that the Autobots should be allowed to saty. Sam refuses to believe he can help, though, wanting to go to college and live a normal life – as normal as possible with the strange thoughts and visions that have haunted him since being exposed to the All Spark’s primal energies two years earlier. Alas, Sam’s refusal will have harsh consequences for himself, the Autobots and possibly the entire world. The Decepticons fallen leader, Megatron has been resurrected and brings with him an ancient evil from the Transformers own history.
“All great sequels have an incredibly frightening bad guy,” says Kurtzman, amending their earlier list of traits, “who challenges your hero in a way that is unique,” They found such a character in the comic-book Transformers mythology, a primordial creature known only as The Fallen. “He was one of the first Transformers. He was Lucifer. He was the fallen angel. And it just felt like a great place to come from.”
We are interested to see just how “frightening” The Fallen ends up in this film, considering the film’s target for a younger audience. Beyond that, the story makes sense in a very broad way, but as you can already expect, this film’s success will be rooted in spectacle, not necessarily in its commitment to story and character.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen hits theaters on June 24, 2009.