John Turturro Plays Two In Transformers 2

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Agent Simmons, the dumbest character of Transformers and possibly one of the worst film characters ever is brought back as a main character in the sequel, Revenge of the Fallen. He of course is played by John Turturro.

They must really love Mr. Turturro because now it’s being reported that he is playing a second character in Transformers 2 – Or should I say voicing.

A user on the official Michael Bay forums read some interesting information from the French movie magazine Première Ciné Live and was kind enough to translate it for us. In it, we have some potential plot spoilers from some set reports as well as a hint of Turturro voicing the character, Jetfire.

jetfire1 John Turturro Plays Two In Transformers 2Jetfire (also called Skyfire in the original Transformers cartoon) is a flyer with the Autobots. It was not always that way, as Jetfire has history with Starscream and was part of the Decepticons for a stint before switching over to the good guys. In the film, Jetfire takes the vehicular form of an SR-71 Blackbird. Coming full circle, it was rumored late last year that in the film Agent Simmons users some sort of radiation tracker to locate the Blackbird at some point in the film.

I paraphrased the loosely-translated quote so it actually makes some sense (as well as corrected an enormous amount of typos) [Spoiler Alert]:

Set: Egypt, in front of Kheops Pyramid, stands an ancient palace built for King Faruk’s guests. At “Action”, Shia runs through the yard, stops at the doorstep and hits the door with his shoulder. Megan Fox, John Turturro and Ramon Rodriguez follow next and hurry inside the building.

Shia heads up, shout a few words at an imaginary Bumblebee, and gets in.
Three cars, the Camaro, the red TRAX and the green BEAT, start quickly and stop a bit further away to look out. The three vehicules are driven by black-suited (and thereby “invisible”) stuntmen behind the smoked glass.

At the end of the day, the crew moves to the third and smallest pyramid, Mykerinos.

John Turturo, back as the always-angry Agent Simmons has a scene involving him climbing up a few stones running from some Transformer (to be CGI-inserted in later). This hasn’t been done for 30 years as Egypt had forbidden filming on the pyramids as a result of too many accidents.

Michael Bay says:

  • I had the idea of these two stupid Transformers (Skids and Mudflap). They’re twins who can’t stop bickering, but they do heroic things at the beginning of the movie.
  • Bumblebee has become more serious. He doesn’t want to leave Sam’s parents’ garage.
  • There is also an old Transformer, who loses screws and bolts at every move and it’s John Turturro voicing him.

I’m already worried about this movie with how he describes the two new Autobot twins. When we got our first look at the twins from Transformers 2, I described them as looking stupid with their disproportionate faces and now we know that’s exactly what they are. What a great decision to include these characters over of any of the unused original lineup from the cartoon…

So, what do you think of John Turturro’s characters?

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen opens June 24 2009.

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  1. Holy crap I hate that guy! If they took all the humans out of the first movie it would have been twice as good! :D

  2. Pretty much agree with Morphanite. Not sure if I can put up with the cast again.

  3. Just about any review for the movie I’ve read or even glimpsed at has said that they hated that character. I didn’t like the character by any means and could have easily done without him but I didn’t cringe when he was on the screen. Maybe it’s just been a while since I’ve seen it or I was able to tolerate him more than others cause I don’t remember him being that bad.

  4. i was pleased with his performance but i think he would be horrible as a voice for a transformer what was bay thinking:(

  5. Well Michael Bay can’t make a stupid movie without stupid characters. Come on people, stop holding Mr. Bay back! lol

  6. it would be funny to see a Live action Exact adabtation of the 1980 Transformers Movie.
    but 4 john i say …..eh ,.
    o well i think the Constant dismebering autobot and the twins are gunna be a Little to MUCH Comic Relief.
    Bay has stray’d Way far from the Tv show.
    or at least the enjoyable asbects of Tramsformers in the 80′s.

    but what so i know .
    it’ll probly make a huge chunk of change.
    and giv bay a reason 2 make a 3′d Film.(Unicron Forbid)

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  8. Turturro has been fantastic in the past and one of my favourite actors – especially loved him in Miller’s Crossing and the Big Lebowski and Do the Right Thing.

    This though… Urgh. It’s so beneath him it has to be just a paycheck to him. Really hope so.

  9. “Bumblebee has become more serious. He doesn’t want to leave Sam’s parents’ garage.”

    That would surely save on the FX budget.

    I hope a lot of the “spoilers” inj this article are BS, but sadly probably not. Sounds like some of the bots have more personality tho… isn’t that much of what people complained about? All we need now is Optimus saying the word “masterbation” and the movie will suck as everyone feared.

  10. With every new leak of information on this movie, my decision to avoid it like the plague is further solidified.

    Turturo was the “Jar Jar Binks” of the first film which showcased at least three “Binks” level performances (Anthony Anderson and Jon Voight were close behind).

  11. I will only see this film if Vic Gives it a good review.

  12. @Gary

    Believe it or not, I *will* go in with an open mind, although I’m expecting more of the same.

    Vic

  13. While it might point to Turturro voicing ‘Jetfire’, it doesn’t give a definitive answer whether he is or is not. I will be lining up for this movie just the same to take it on face value as it should be.

  14. Would seeing this in IMAX make it suck any less? I mean the first had action scenes going so fast that I could barely make out what was going on…, but it did have some real slow scenes too. And unfortunately most of them had John Turturro in them. Agent Simmons is the type of character that is used for filler, so if ya put him in this one, please kill him off!
    Maybe he dons a robotic suit and becomes Jetfire’s headmaster- just a thought, and that’s why he gets to voice both.

  15. MISTER DIRECTOR MIKE BAY..I KNOW YOU WANT PROFFESSIONAL ACTORS DOING VOICES FOR CHARACTERS THAT HAD VOICES WE WERE ALREADY COMFORTABLE WITH FROM IN THE CARTOON, YOU TOOK CREATIVE LICENSE AND CHANGED UP VOICES, OPTIMUS REMAINED THE SAME, THATS GOOD..BUT ALL THE OTHER VOICES-SUCKED-AND YOU THINK THESE VOICES WITH THE STUPIDEST WIERD ACCENTS WERE BETTER THAN THE ORIGINAL VOICES? YOUR TRIPPING HARD. BUMBLE BEE SOUNDED LIKE THE MONOPOLY GAME GUY AND IRONHIDE HAD THE STUPIDEST ACCENT, RACHET WAS BAREABLE..SAM ELLIOT WOULD HAVE BEEN AN AWSOME IRONHIDE VOICE AND MICHEAL J FOX WOULD HAVE BEEN A GOOD VOICE FOR BUMBLEBEE, YEAH..BE CREATIVE BUT YOU SHOULD DO THE VOICES JUSTICE…WHAT THE 1ST MOVIE HAD FOR VOICES WAS BS.REALLY.

  16. @ Gunsmith,

    Have mercy man, no more all-caps, lol.

  17. I have a feeling that Transformers 2 won’t have the “sequel fire” problem, but only because the special effects will blow everything out of the water.