Director Michael Bay and Paramount Pictures have tried to keep a lot of information regarding the third installment of the mega-successful Transformer franchise - Transformers: Dark of the Moon - under lock and key. However, because a lot of footage was shot in public locales, like the downtown financial district of Chicago, Paramount was fighting an uphill battle in hiding key scenes and vehicles from those who seek it out.
Every onlooker with a cell phone camera and a Flickr or YouTube account was able to share photos and video of every new vehicle they saw on set. Of course, this led to a lot of speculation about new Transformers 3 characters.
I addition to the unintended viral media, we also got a look at a new robot in the Dark of the Moon teaser trailer a couple of weeks ago and now we may have a look at an old foe - Megatron. We already know the new main villain of Transformers 3 will be fan-favorite original character Shockwave but since we saw Megatron run away all mangled from his fight with an augmented Optimus Prime at the end of Transformers 2, can we assume he will eventually show up in the third film as well – but what will he look like this time?
If the “inside source” over at JoBlo proves accurate, he will look like the truck we see pictured below:
If you have been following any of the Transformers 3 set pictures from this summer’s shoot then you may remember seeing this truck before.
As you can tell from the side of the toy truck, this is a Decepticon. But other than the word of the inside source, we can’t say for certain that this is truly Megatron's new form. If it is, it plays into the fact that throughout the first two films, Megatron never took on an Earthly form to disguise himself. In transformed mode, he’s always been a Cybertronian vehicle. Even if he doesn’t transform into the iconic Walther P38 most fans grew up seeing in the 80s original cartoon, it will be nice to see him in something more familiar to us measly Earthlings.
It will be interesting to watch two big rigs battle it out as he and Optimus Prime are sure to clash on-screen once again.
Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon hits theaters July 1, 2011.
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