How To Go Bigger With Transformers 3: Unicron

Published 4 years ago by , Updated October 23rd, 2012 at 6:48 pm,

transformers 3 unicron How To Go Bigger With Transformers 3: Unicron

You Transformers fans know what I’m talking about when you see the name “Unicron.”

That’s right. If you thought Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen was a massive convoluted mess of nonsense and wasted… well, everything, coated in a big pile of explosions and sometimes-awkward visuals, then you’ve seen nothing yet. How can you introduce and misuse even bigger characters for Transformers 3 after what happened with Devastator and many others in Revenge of the Fallen?

Well, you introduce the Death Star Transformer!

For those who have no idea what I’m talking about, Unicron was the antagonist character introduced in the 1986 animated Transformers: The Movie. He’s so big that he transforms into a mechanical planet, or as Obi-Wan Kenobi would describe, “that’s no moon.”

I’ll try to be as brief as possible in describing Unicron’s role in that movie and how it could tie into Michael Bay’s film series. In the 1986 cartoon movie, Unicron made a deal with the dying and betrayed Megatron (betrayed by Starscream) and offered to give him a new body (becoming Galvatron) in exchange for his efforts in destroying the Autobot Matrix of Leadership. Sound familiar? That Matrix was in Revenge of the Fallen and was the device that The Fallen sought out and sent Megatron after to destroy humanity with that big-ass machine.

In Transformers lore, The Fallen worked for Unicron so perhaps that’s the pattern of the movies: We think Megatron is the leader, we then find out The Fallen is his leader. We think The Fallen is the leader, we then find out Unicron is the leader?

The reason I bring this up is that videos have been popping up online for bonus features that were included on the DVD and Blu-ray releases of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen on October 20th, one of which (Thanks to Cinema Blend for the find) was a hidden Easter Egg featuring Michael Bay joking around about Transformers 3 with pictures of Unicron in the background.

Note the cliches and Bay making fun of himself: doesn’t have to be all “action action action,” could be more emotional, darker?

The video is meant as a joke and a tease for the hardcore fans. It is also already dated as Bay refers to making a slower and smaller movie first then come back to the Transformers franchise? That’s what was originally the plan with Bay seemingly set to work on his personal passion project “Pain & Gain” but then he met with Steven Spielberg to discuss the project in September and shortly thereafter, it was announced that Transformers 3 would be over-rushed into production like its predecessor and that it would be out in 2011.

This Unicron thing could probably happen. Hasbro needs more toys and what better way to do it (in addition to having 100 no-named random background characters) is to kill off the majority of the Cybertronian cast and bring them back with new bodies! Don’t expect them to talk or even be introduced though. They just need to be shown once or twice.

What do you want from Transformers 3? Do you think Michael Bay will go bigger and bring out Unicron the next time around?

Transformers 3 is scheduled to open July 1, 2011 and I hope it gets delayed a few years.

TAGS: transformers, transformers 2, transformers 3

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  1. robotics says:” 2. If G.Lucas were to be directing transformers, what would you think the quality of the movie would be like?”

    If you missed this check it out.
    http://screenrant.com/bay-holds-cybertronian-meeting-discuss-transformers-3-rob-25676/

    Seeing that Spielberg is already involved and was Lucas’s go to guy on the last “Indiana Jones” movie, your really working in that circle now. I can’t imagine Bay and Spielberg talking at that and Steven hesitating to call Lucas, if he thought George had something that he himself couldn’t address or cook up.

  2. Edprime nailed it perfectly…. if Bay doesnt do the future sequels it will take on a completely different feel. if that were too happen it wouldnt be a sequel anymore. and i for one def want this movi franchise to continue. i will be 80 years old and still be amped up for Transformers 25!

  3. wanted to add this as well…

    The G1 movie is absolute garbage and ended the coolness that was once an awesome Transformers franchise. What in the hell were the Quintessons… better yet.. dont answer that we dont even care. If it doesnt Transform it does not belong as a part of this franchise. Thank god Michael Bay came along and resurrected the Transformers. While not perfect (Alice & Cybertronian Robots with no Earth alt modes) Bay has done an excellent job. Sure i am a nerd and a Transformers fanatic, but everything that has been a part of the Transformers lore isnt cool. Alot isnt actually… but where it does shine is in its concept that Transformers hide as machinery and technology we use today. Everything else is a fail. The movie should stick to this simple and proven successful base – and if it does, we will benefit from an extremely awesome movie line and sequels. It does not need to follow any lore… if it pays homage to it… great.. but dont stick to it. other wise we will be watching the same movie the cartoon movie was. (which was not good). let Bay continue to reinvent this franchise as he has and all will be good – minus the transforming human and transformers that didnt have earth modes. As for Unicron… he doesnt make sense as a giant planet. use him as a huge aircraft carrier or something.

    • Alice is a Pretender. Any fan knows what that is.

  4. @ Tsaur,

    lol @ Quintessons,

    There was talk about an aircraft carrier thing and Bay’s desire to have on transform after the first movie so who knows.

    Maybe he’s a giant space ship that lands in the ocean and becomes a carrier.

  5. Why did the robots start using profanity in the second movie? Did it really need that? I liked the first one better. You could take younger kids in too. I hope the third movie doesn’t have the robots and people using profanity so much. I would be diappointed. How do you expect parents to buy kids toys if the image is bad.

  6. Seriously. This is a movie for the big kids who grew up in the 80′s when censors didn’t do as much blocking of language. Plus this movie is rated PG-13. So some profanity is permitted. In most of ROTF they pulled away from any who was using obseen language. Like Twins, or Sam at College. Get over yourself with the whole profanity talk.

  7. @Tim

    The movie is more geared towards the older individaul then the teen or even pre-teen so some profanity is more then tolerable. I seriously doubt that alone will have any mesurable impact on merchandise sales, especially toy specific merchandise. Its more likley bad design will hurt toy sales then anything the movie has or did.

    @EdPrime

    While I disagree some with @Tim about the profanity I do unsertand (as a parent) the concern with profanity. My kids are not yet old enough to be taken to anything beyond a G rated Disney animation so I haven’t had to deal with that problem but I can still appreciate the concern as a fellow parent. If you grew up on transformers and passed them on to your kids and then thsi major movie comes out and is great and a sequal comes out and now it has a much darker look with some profane langauge it can be disappointing b/c now you can’t as freely share the experience with your kids.

  8. @Tim

    The first film had dialogue in it that wasn’t OK for kids. The films are based ofF of a TOY line and is bound to attract kids, but the films aren’t suitable for kids.

  9. “This is a movie for the big kids who grew up in the 80’s when censors didn’t do as much blocking of language.”

    No, these are movies for EVERYONE. Not just those who grew up watching the cartoon. If they made this JUST for the fans I bet you both films would not have made as much as they did. Hell, one of the reason they didn’t call the revived Megatron, Galvatron was for the general audience…at least that’s what I heard. Also it was the fanboys who were the ones who were pissed about the new designs of the Transformers(though I find them superior to the original design).

  10. “No, these are movies for EVERYONE.”

    Actually, scatch that these films aren’t for kids.

  11. Live it up people. I believe most likely, as I have said before, these 2 movies (and the 3rd) will be a an appetite trilogy before the big meal. The big meal I believe will be a “reboot” of the movie franchise at a later date. I think by doing this everyone makes lots of money, including Hasbro with its toys. It seems that this is how the movie business is ran nowadays. After the 3rd installment comes out, I think there will be a higher paid and better director, who will direct a reboot movie(s) franchise that will be Much better than the last trilogy of Bay’s. So lets all of us relax. I do hope Bay’s 3rd movie will be better than the last two, but I am extremely confident that there will be a reboot of the movie franchise, and it will be much much better. I enjoy these last two movies for what they are. Sure the movieverse is full of contradictions (regarding the movies, novels, comics, toy specs/bios, etc.) but somehow I still appreciate it for what it is. For the first time in Transformers history we see a live-action realistic approach toward Transformers. And for that, I honestly cannot criticize it too much.

  12. A reboot? lol when are you guys gonna understand that when this movie franchise is done, that the likelihood of another Transformers reboot in our lifetime is questionable at best. Seriously… all the self proclaimed Transformers fans out there need to get it through their head that their personal dream movie of how they feel Transformers will be isnt going to happen. Not to rain on anyone’s parade but all the negativity towards this movie isnt going to expedite any reboots. in fact it will hurt it. Support what we got… support Michael Bay… and if your a true fan of Transformers buy the toys from the movie line. That is our hope to continue this great and proud franchise. As for the movies themselves… they are absolutely stunning. The new designs for the movie are so vastly superior to G1. Granted i am a huge fan of G1 but those artistic styles will look ridiculous on the big screen. People stop crying over the fact that you might not have liked the jokes and other meaningless pieces that help keep the movie along and support this amazing movie line we have. Hail Megatron… get on board or go f* yourself.

  13. Thank god Bumblebee was changed to a Camaro and characters like Huffer were dropped.

    P.S. – Micheal Bay help me out… no more Transformers that change into humans.

  14. Righteous TSaur. Keep the Transformers moving along with 3, 4 and 5. F* all the crap about a reboot. I liked G1 for what it was a great series when I was a kid. You can’t realistically bring those same aspects to the big screen these days. It would look ridiculous. Again the franchise failed when the killed Optimus in the G1 movie then brought him back in the series cartoon. Everyone has there opinion on who they want to bring from G1 to the big screen s*** I would mind seeing Blaster, Rodimus, Cliffjumper. I would love Bay to use more then GM vehicles. Cliffjumper as the new Dodge Challenger would be awesome. Wheeljack as the an awesome lamborghini. Would be sick.

    P.S. DINOBOTS RULE

  15. Tsaur

    if you think transformers won’t be rebooted then you haven’t been paying attention. Transformers and GI Joe will be the cash cows for Hasbro for a long time to come.

  16. Your right… it only took 20 years for this G1 to make a movie… im sure there is already a plan to release a reboot mega blockbuster movie soon… *Tsaurcasm

  17. I understand that a 4,5,6 would be great. But as of right now, from my knowledge there is only going to be a trilogy. After 3 that is it, unless a new team (including director, writers, etc) comes along and decides to take it up. However, as much money as TF2 made, I was ready to hear about a 4 and 5, but I didn’t. Maybe if TF3 makes close to what TF2 made, it is possible but we just need to see. As of right now however, after 3 that’s it. And again, I am soley confident in a Transformers reboot, but I personally give it 5-7 years. Besides, Transformers is known for having many different universes, unlike Star Wars which only has 1 universe, or Star Trek. Both of these do very well expanding their 1 universe, but Transformers “must” grow and change to live on. I believe this “reboot” of the Star Trek universe with this new movie actually “hurt” Star Trek more than anything else, regardless of the money it made. It’s going to suffer in the long run since Star Trek thrived on 1 universe. So knowing Transformers, even if we do see 4,5,6, we will most likely have a reboot many years later as another universe. Thats good! Long live the wonderful world of Transformers.

    • you must have not watched star trek which i have. i grew up watching star trek and they have on more then one ocastion had different univeres. or more along the lines of different realities. the new star trek did not hurt star trek

  18. If the 3rd installment is the last of this particular movie line it will be a very sad sad day. I am hoping the fan outcry will not allow this and Michael Bay realizes the special franchise that this is… and realizes too he cant walk away.

  19. “Transformers and GI Joe will be the cash cows for Hasbro for a long time to come”

    i can see this comming most definately…right after we see the 2nd or third installment of GI Joe.. this i want to look forward too

  20. The Fallen came from one of the Transformers comic series with a quite similar background with the movie version.

  21. Hey, before they even attempt to go bigger with Unicron (let's face it, he came in the movie) – let's notice that the Decepticons have just suffered another defeat at the end of #2. They aren't down and out completely though.

    I think this 3rd installment should go the route of them trying to plunder the various resources earth has to offer, by creating Energon (which they hinted at already) and cubes to try and store and transport back to Cybertron. The writers hopefully went to Generation 1 series for some of the bots, stories and history – and perhaps even various missions they were on and battles they fought against with the Decepticons. Have platoons of Autobots stationed around the world to help all countries in their fight to protect the human race and the innocent..

    They surely need to introduce some of the other Autobots that were part of the Gen 1 series.. Hound (Jeep), Bluestreak (Porsche/Silver), Brawn (conv mini Land Rover?), Cliffjumper (Perhaps a 2010 Mini), Mirage (F1 car) , and Prowl (cop car/Porsche).. I even think Sideswipe's (we need more from him in #3) brother SunStreaker , and make him a Lamborghini please.. please let's try and explore more cars than just Chevy please… You could even introduce the new VOLT like you wanted to do in #2 – as a new character.. name of this TBD., We also need to see Wheeljack !!

    I think if they went with introducing a new civilian “genius” human character on wheels – they could get “chip” in there too, and even perhaps have him work on and or revive Jazz (we all know Jazz was always around and Prime's #2 in command).. why they killed him off – I have no idea.. . Guess someone had to die.. but the Decepti's didn't die, they just were put back together.. Also – what ever happened to some of those guys who took a beating, but were never dropped to sea level?

    Perhaps have units of these bots (now that it all went public to the human race that we are not alone!!) and the Government has solidified the truth that the Autobots are here to help mankind.. and the Decepticons are here to destroy and plunder..

    Need to Keep “B” and Sam together. I mean, he'd be dead without him, so they need to explore his character more.. and he finally needs to talk!! C'mon guys.. he was a chatterbox as a small beetle !

    You could really put a great story together that would stay true to the GEN 1 creation of this fantastic genre, making everyone happy and truly putting a movie together that has some direction, story, involvement..

    Anyone, thoughts? They are always welcome.. !
    Am I going to overboard here?

  22. Hey, before they even attempt to go bigger with Unicron (let's face it, he came in the movie) – let's notice that the Decepticons have just suffered another defeat at the end of #2. They aren't down and out completely though.

    I think this 3rd installment should go the route of them trying to plunder the various resources earth has to offer, by creating Energon (which they hinted at already) and cubes to try and store and transport back to Cybertron. The writers hopefully went to Generation 1 series for some of the bots, stories and history – and perhaps even various missions they were on and battles they fought against with the Decepticons. Have platoons of Autobots stationed around the world to help all countries in their fight to protect the human race and the innocent..

    They surely need to introduce some of the other Autobots that were part of the Gen 1 series.. Hound (Jeep), Bluestreak (Porsche/Silver), Brawn (conv mini Land Rover?), Cliffjumper (Perhaps a 2010 Mini), Mirage (F1 car) , and Prowl (cop car/Porsche).. I even think Sideswipe's (we need more from him in #3) brother SunStreaker , and make him a Lamborghini please.. please let's try and explore more cars than just Chevy please… You could even introduce the new VOLT like you wanted to do in #2 – as a new character.. name of this TBD., We also need to see Wheeljack !!

    I think if they went with introducing a new civilian “genius” human character on wheels – they could get “chip” in there too, and even perhaps have him work on and or revive Jazz (we all know Jazz was always around and Prime's #2 in command).. why they killed him off – I have no idea.. . Guess someone had to die.. but the Decepti's didn't die, they just were put back together.. Also – what ever happened to some of those guys who took a beating, but were never dropped to sea level?

    Perhaps have units of these bots (now that it all went public to the human race that we are not alone!!) and the Government has solidified the truth that the Autobots are here to help mankind.. and the Decepticons are here to destroy and plunder..

    Need to Keep “B” and Sam together. I mean, he'd be dead without him, so they need to explore his character more.. and he finally needs to talk!! C'mon guys.. he was a chatterbox as a small beetle !

    You could really put a great story together that would stay true to the GEN 1 creation of this fantastic genre, making everyone happy and truly putting a movie together that has some direction, story, involvement..

    Anyone, thoughts? They are always welcome.. !
    Am I going to overboard here?

  23. Dont forget in Revenge of the Fallen, when Optimus is being shown to the military, one soldier says something like “If we are made in God's image, I wonder whose image he's made in?” In some lore, Unicron was basically the god, right?

    • not in some lore. in unicrons backstory he was a god in the previus universe and decided to bring about peace on the universe by destroying it after he destroyed the universe he went into a deep sleep but unknown to him there were still fragments of the universe left. which formed to gether into a new universe which eventually became sentient and realized that unicron was there so the universe created primus. to act as a twin to unicron after unicron awoke he realized there was a new universe around him so he began to destroy the universe. eventually primus and unicron got into many battles and killed many lifes. so primus transported them to the astral plane and back into our world and before there bodies could rebuild themselfs in our universe primus locked both of them away into two seperate astroids. after eons unicron began to mold his astroid into a metal planet. and instead of molding himself into another planet the way unicron did he turned himself into cybertron and created the original transformers to combat unicron

  24. Unicron should be introduced in the third transformers because he is the ultimate evil in transformer history and he is like the devil and i'm guessing he will be a demonic looking robot and that would be awesome if The Fallen gets resurrected because he was in the 2nd film for 10 minutes but he was cool looking and in the third if The Fallen does return from the dead he should be stronger than ever and in the toy he should be in both Voyager and Leader class and for Unicron i would say ultimate or supreme class. and also be nice if the 7 constructicon AKA Devastator returns too and in the toy rampage in deluxe, mixmaster in voyager scavenger in voyager, Long Haul in voyager. Scrappar in voyager, hightower in deluxe and overload in voyager.

  25. Unicron should be introduced because he is the Ultimate Evil in transformer history and it would be awesome if The Fallen gets ressurrected because he was in the 2nd film for 10 minutes so The Fallen should come back from the dead even stronger than ever like he will be brought back to life by Unicron and be honest The Fallen was a cool looking villain.

  26. I wanna see transformers 3 as a doomsday film if it includes unicron,
    think about it,
    You have this massive planet like object that probably has its own gravity,
    The tide goes crazy, storms and other stuff happen just because it would look good for hollywood, and tentacles could come from the sky (maybe not that part) anyway, Humans need to do something about the big scary planet thing, and I have the perfect solution,
    Transformers hitching a ride on nukes, Everyone is all “lets not use nukes anymore” but wouldn’t it be kind of ironic if they had to combine all the nukes they have at that one big planet threatening their survival with its mad hunger.
    Unicron wouldn’t really need to transform. (unless they plan on bringing in Primus, as a back up plan, like a LOTR style HOLY CRAP ITS THE EAGLES, except with primus duking it out with unicron, in space)

  27. A more suited name for Unicron would be the Satan of the Transformers.

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