Admit it, you’ve been itching like a kid with a nasty case poison ivy to know more about the robots featured in what is perhaps this summer’s biggest (and most anticipated sequel), Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Lucky for you, Yahoo and USA Today both debuted fun-tastic features today naming each new robot, while bringing us up to speed on those Transformers returning for another go-round. Highlights include …
On the Autobot (ie: good guys) side, we have the main dudes from last time returning, like Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Ironhide and Ratchet. Joining them are Arcee, who comes in the form of a pink motorcycle that Megan Fox will ride. This particular Transformer was supposed to appear in the last film, but writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci admitted that introducing a female robot into the mix may have been a bit too much for audiences to grasp onto right off the bat. Other new Autobots include Jolt, Jetfire (described by Michael Bay as "old, craggy, forgetful … doesn’t work very well."), twin robots Skid and Mudflap and Sideswipe.
On the Decepticon (ie: bad guys) side, Starscream and Scorponok are returning (along with Megatron, although no one really wants to admit that yet). Then we have a whole bunch of new baddies, including the ginormous Devestator, which is made up of several different smaller Transformers/construction vehicles like Scavenger, Scrapper, Hightower, Longhaul, Ravage, Overload and Mixmaster. Confused yet? Are you writing all these names down? I didn’t think so.
Finally, we have the title character called The Fallen. Oh yes, Revenge of the Fallen is not just a sinister bad-guys-return-to-do-damage kinda title. The Fallen is an actual character, described as being an ancient robot who’s the key to life on Earth and the Transformers home planet of Cybertron. Freaky.
So are you more or less excited for this sequel? And which robot is your favorite?