Transformers 3: The Twins Are Not Back

Published 5 years ago by , Updated August 13th, 2013 at 1:04 am,

transformers 3 updates Transformers 3: The Twins Are Not Back

Production is underway on Michael Bay’s Transformers 3 and some unexciting updates have hit the internet from TFLAMB, who reported yesterday that someone saw the Twins from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen during shooting. The Twins of course, were the controversial stereotype robots hand-created by Bay for inclusion in the movie and were some of the worst characters ever seen on screen, ever. It wasn’t the racial controversy that bothered me so much as it was how bad their dialogue was and how much they factored into the movie.

Michael Bay quickly clarified the matter today with an update on his site which simply stated, “The Twins are not back in TF3.” That’s one piece of good news, but I’m curious if they simply will pretend they didn’t exist or give them a cameo and kill them off. The way they’ve (mis)treated characters so far, I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s no explanation given but we’re better off without them regardless.

On a brighter note, there are also some photos that surfaced showing off three of our main Autobot friends; Optimus Prime, Iron Hide and Ratchet.

The most recent updates regarding Transformers 3 were centered on new members being added to the cast, with the likes of Patrick Dempsey, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich and Ken Jeong all joining the franchise. But what about the characters from the first two movies, the Cybertronian ones? Let’s take a look at some familiar faces.

Optimus and the Iron Hide vehicles (you can see two in the image) are no different than what we know them to look like from the first two films, but Ratchet appears to have gotten a bit of a repaint or at least looks different from the side. Click to Enlarge:




Also, here’s a quick 30 second video from folks in LA who were right near the set during the filming of a scene where they flip a little car.

Our own Paul Young pointed out that the camera rig being used to shoot this sequence is not the right setup for shooting in 3D, with only one camera being used. That means either Transformers 3 is not coming in 3D or worse, it’s getting the fake 3D tacked in in post through a rushed conversion. The last we heard from Michael Bay on the subject, from back in march, is that the “jury is still out” on 3D.

I wonder if Ratchet will get to speak in the next movie…

What are you desiring and expecting from Transformers 3?

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Transformers 3 hits theaters July 1, 2011.

Sources: Michael Bay, TFLAMB

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  1. on wikipedia it says the twins will be back and he covered a similar thing in REVENGE OF THE FALLEN (and also two vehicles exactly the same as the twins were seen in the recordings with an autoot insignia) and i hope wheelie fixes his eye because he will look stupid

  2. ok so no Hot Rod, No Cup, No cliff jumper, No Astro Train wonder if we get Galvatron Or any of Those villians what bout ultra magnus 2 movies so far and none of those characters guess i dont know whole line up for new one but wow so many characters to do things with and just really the same ole ones y not have killed prime off in second one and pass on the torch really unhappy w whole thing really enjoyed them for the fact it was like being a kid again but y didn’t someone so these movies that had a little more knowledge of what the hell is going on. Oh well im impressed with the fact the computer generation makes it realistic considering our cartoons as a kid were not so high tech.

  3. Just watched Transformers 3 loved the movie but was disapointed that the twins were not in it. My son loves all the movies and he was upset that they were cut out. The movie was AWESOME but would have loved to have seen the twins again.

  4. I don’t understand why most of you are attacking the twins from Revenge of the Fallen. This trilogy has always had multiple movie themes (romance, action, science fiction, and comedy). A little comedic relief in a movie with constant action and complex story background is appropriate. If it were all action you would complain. As to the racist or generalization comments, ignorance is not in the character but in the perception of said characters. It’s literally impossible to walk down the street these days and not hear HALF the things they said in a two and a half hour movie. Also, I seem to recall that the “racist” duo saved some lives in the film. *Shakes head* I’d like to see ONE of you do a fraction what Michael Bay has done. Ignorance is lack of knowledge and being unable to retain it. :) I suggest a mirror the next time you claim to see ignorance. The third and final movie of the trilogy was amazing as well, all except the absence of the twins. I hope some of you missed them, as much as I did.