He’s in, he’s out, and no he’s in!
Michael Bay you mischievous bugger. Well, we have confirmation that Megatron will be in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
This all started way back in September of last year when some concept art images of a new Megatron vehicle mode appeared online. The images depicted the Decepticon leader in a Cybertronian tank form with his head popping out between the treads - a significant change from his vehicle mode in the first movie.
This started a debate about who the title character “The Fallen” may represent and many wondered if this new incarnation of Megatron was now the character Galvatron (Click here for more on this). An obvious possibility was that all of this was simply misinformation for which Michael Bay kept preaching about as a strategy to throw eager fans off.
A few months later, Michael Bay told Empire magazine that Megatron would not in fact, be in the Transformers sequel and that those images were just some pictures for an upcoming Hasbro toy. This got me curious as there were many angles and very detailed concept art for just some toy not to be featured in the film. Hmmm… Could this be more misinformation?
Well, this morning some new toy images were made available online courtesy of The-Arker and they revealed the new Megatron figure for Revenge of the Fallen which matched the original concept art we posted about in September. On the box was a description explaining how Megatron returns:
Rebuilt with parts cannibalized from other Decepticons, Megatron rises once again to lead his army. Though the Allspark destroyed him once, he can now feel its power coursing through his circuitry. It calls him to seize his rightful place as ruler over the puny planet on which he was imprisoned and destroyed, and from which he will launch his conquest of the Universe. Optimus Prime is all that stands between him and victory, and the Autobots Leader has done a poor job of hiding himself. At long last, Megatron knows exactly where his enemy is and he has power enough to destroy him.
And here are the images:
Unfortunately, The-Arker saw fit to place their logo on his face but you can still see from the lower right corner on the front packaging that it is the same as the first movie.
This got me thinking again that Megatron must be in the film. I mean, how could he not? He’s the Decepticon leader and main villain, they can’t possibly leave him out of the rest of the series – So he must return and if that’s the case, this must occur at some point during Revenge of the Fallen.
The toy images also match some concept art from a while back and the mystery silhouette:
Coincidence or not, later on in the day after these toy images debuted, writer Roberto Orci (a source of several confirmations in the past) confirmed that Megatron will be in the sequel afterall. You lied to me Bay, you lied to us all!
Orci wrote “Megatron returns!” In response to the following question on the TFW2005 forums:
Can We Get some Kinda Info, I mean, its March, LOL. We really don’t Know anything really. Ya’ll have been teasing us for the longest, just a lil something that nobody here knows
It’s nice to finally get confirmation on this… or is it more misinformation [cue dramatic twist music]. So, what do you think about Megatron’s return?
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen debuts June 24 2009.
Sources: The-Arker (via Collider), TheBadandUgly.com