Transformers Bits and Bots

In a webcast earlier today, the names of the Transformers to be featured in next year’s film were revealed. Autobots: Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Jazz, Ratchet and Ironhide. Decepticons: Megatron, Starscream, Brawl, Bonecrusher, Barricade, Scorponok, Frenzy and Blackout.

Also announced: Peter Cullen will reprise his role as the voice of Optimus Prime. Cullen, a long-time voice actor, gave life to Prime in the original 80’s cartoon and movie.

2 replies on “Transformers Bits and Bots”

  1. NorthWest says:

    Soundwave?
    What about Soundwave? I had thought they’d really been looking in to how to use him in the movie…? Now that I look at the list again, even as a long time transformers fan, I only recognize 3 of the 8 Decepticons but I know all of the Autobots. Weird.

    • theangrymob says:

      Re: Soundwave?

      Now that I look at the list again, even as a long time transformers fan, I only recognize 3 of the 8 Decepticons but I know all of the Autobots. Weird.

      I can ID about 5 of the 8, but you’re right, they are obscure (in fact two are part of gestalt units Devastator and Bruticus).

      I did some reading, and apparently they’re going for more realistic Transformers, 1-to-1 size ratios and such. I’m guess that’s why Soundwave’s out, Optimus is going to be a fire truck and Bumblebee’s a Camero.

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