Over the months, we’ve seen plenty of material show up online for this summer’s Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Most of these gave us glimpses at the returning characters from the first film and of many of the new additions to the Cybertronian cast.

One of the new characters debuting in this TF2 goes by the name of Sideways and who takes the form of the luxurious Audi R8 while in vehicle mode but until now, we’ve seen so little on him.

Unlike most of the characters that we’ve seen from the concept art and toy images, we had seen nothing on this character until some toy reviews came online. Those didn’t give good details of what the character would look like in the film unfortunately. He (it?) did however have a quick scene in the trailers running/driving away from Arcee (there were multiple motorcycles in the pursuit) but it didn’t give us a good look at the character in full form.

Well, Michael Bay addressed this directly by putting up an image of the character on his official website:

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He sure looks similar to Barricade, the Decepticon police car from the first film who by a blatant plot hole disappeared during one scene never to return in the movie again. There are rumors that say this is simply that character in the form of a different vehicle but there’s nothing confirmed on that front.

Here’s Barricade for Comparison:

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Note the similarities in their face, chest, arms and the hands with wheel-wrists. From what we know so far, I wrote in Screen Rant’s Transformers 2 Character Guide that Sideways is a courier for the Decepticons, cowardly avoiding combat and hiding behind his larger teammates during battle.

What do you think of this character and do you think it is Barricade?

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen opens June 24, 2009.

Source: Michael Bay