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Shockwave Hits Transformers 3


Longtime Transformers fans have plenty of reason to be skeptical about Michael Bay’s handling of the film franchise, but many will be pleased to hear that he’s acknowledging that Revenge of the Fallen wasn’t a particularly solid film. Well, sort of.

“I’ll take some of the criticism,” he told USA Today on the set of Transformers 3. “It was very hard to put [the sequel] together that quickly after the writers’ strike [of 2007-08].”

What Bay would own up to is the fact that The Fallen, the titular bad guy in round two, was “kind of a [expletive] character.” But he’s looking to change that with the currently shooting third installment, turning towards an interesting villain for this latest round: “Shockwave, the robot cyclops-turned-laser-cannon, who became dictator of their home world of Cybertron after the Autobots and Decepticons journeyed to Earth.”

Shockwave has firm roots outside of Earth, and it sounds as if Transformers 3 might head to him instead of vice versa. The plot allegedly focuses on the space race between the U.S.S.R. and the USA, “suggesting there was a hidden Transformers role in it all that remains one of the planet’s most dangerous secrets.”

“The movie is more of a mystery,” according to Bay. “It ties in what we know as history growing up as kids with what really happened.”

If this doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, the good news is this: Bay is viewing Transformers 3 as the end of his trilogy. “As a trilogy, it really ends,” he explained. “It could be rebooted again, but I think it has a really killer ending.”

For more on Transformers 3, including Shia LaBeouf’s thoughts on his new co-star Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, read the full article at USA Today.


  • Dave

    As shitty as bay's movies have been, at least he never brought in any of that beast wars crap. Beast wars nearly killed Transformers.

  • Wildstorm

    I am hoping for some G2 characters like my favorite Hot Rod

  • Tim

    @Wildstorm Yeah G2 was pretty cool, with HOT Rod and Ultra Magnus.. and Galvatron!!!

  • Evil_s2003

    Those characters are G1… Post-movie G1. G2 was the 90's reboot of the TransFormers which had Megatron as a tank instead of a gun. As far as I can recall these characters never appeared in G2

  • Dynasty2004

    The 90s reboot was that stupid Beast Wars crap. Prime as a monkey and Megatron as Barney…lol TERRIBLE

  • Frank Lanza

    Uh, Beast Wars is what saved Transformers. I wasn't a huge fan of the series either, but TF's were dead in the water until that show came out.

  • dbrn

    Have you CBR dorks ever heard of spoiler warnings? As in, for example, don't put spoilers in headlines? Look around, they're all the rage and they're part of the reason I'm sticking to other sites from now on. Thanks a ton.

  • Demoncat_4

    bad part is that shockwave will wind up being the one w exposing his robot nuts. and no doubt wind up turned to junk if Bay has his way. wonder what shock waves movie look is . for doubtful he will look like his cartoon counter part.

  • nik

    I'm happy about this. I still wish we'd get a Hot Rod and I still wish the movies went in another direction, but whatever, watching giant robots fight is good enough for me.

  • HowardStern

    Dave is right, Beast Wars sucked. Transformers G1 all the way!

  • HowardStern

    G2 was cool with Hot Rod and such, but I agree what were the Japan creators smoking when they made Beast Wars? CGI was a horrible Reboot-ripoff too.

  • Cluelessxmanfan