Transformers 3 Update: New Villain Shockwave, Russians, Death, and oh Yeah, it’ll be in 3D

Well, so much for all those “that a boy!” Michael Bay got when he announced that he had no intentions of shooting “Transformers 3″ (or any film for that matter) in 3D. That’s all changed now, as Bay has been convinced to dive into the 3D Gold Rush pool and either shoot “Transformers 3″ in 3D, or convert it later to the format. Ah, cold hard cash. There’s nothing like it to make Hollywood types forget all those promises.

Besides the commitment to 3D, Bay and company also promise that this time around, when you die, you’ll stay dead. That’s a surprise, especially since everyone from Optimus Prime to Megatron to even human lead Sam Witwicky has died at one point or another in the two movies and then come back, seemingly even more badass than before. Not in the third installment, promises Bay and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura. They blame the lack of permanent death, as well as an incoherent part two script, on the writers strike.

In the same LATimes article, the villain of part 3 was also revealed: Shockwave, “the robot cyclops-turned-laser-cannon, who became dictator of their home world of Cybertron after the other Autobots and Decepticons journeyed to Earth.” I’ve never even heard of Shockwave, and when I heard the name, I thought they were talking about the Decepticon that could turn into a boombox. (That was actually Soundwave.) The plot will also involve “a space race between the U.S.S.R. and the USA, suggesting there was a hidden Transformers role in it all that remains one of the planet’s most dangerous secrets.”

Bay also promises that there will be less “dorky comedy” in part three, which is basically Bay saying that the jive-talking twin Autobots that set off a firestorm of racism accusations will not be making a re-appearance, although John Turturro’s G-man turned civilian will be coming back for comedy relief purposes. Oh joy.

As to the departure of Megan Fox? Um, Megan who?



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  • Dante_Cubit

    WTF? Where's Unicron?! Come ON Bay!!! WASTED opportunity.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    I too would've loved to see how they did Unicron, but at the same time that may have just been too much.

    @Nix, Shockwave was one of my favorites on the show and was always mad he didn't get enough screentime. Glad they're giving him his due. Awesome character. Think Megatron's ruthlesness, and Soundwave's dedication to the cause, with Optimus Prime's calculated planning. They better do him right. I hope he's a triple changer and has a cannon mode and a vehicle mode (NOT A TANK!). He's a cybertronian jet like Megatron in the new game War of Cybertron and a pre-order character.

  • romeogarcia

    I have too say that i love the 1st movie,the 2nd not much…..I really hope that BAY and company close the trilogy with a great movie and story..not just hughe special effects.

  • ULIK

    Ahhh, Shockwave,the only Decepticon that can make Megatron STFU. I doubt they will get him right though. I just don't see it. Unicron would be the way to end the franchise for now but that won't happen for a while I guess.

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

    Wow I must be the only guy who've never heard of him. Did he ever show up in the original show? That's pretty much the only thing I've seen. That and “Transformers: The Movie”.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    LOL yeah he was in the show. He was based on Cybertron and was Megatron's second in command and science officer and lead the Decepticon forces on the planet for a while. I believe it was he who built the space bridge that allowed transport between Earth and Cybertron. Great toy. Had light up eye and sound effects. A cooler gun to have for me than Megatron was.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    LOL yeah he was in the show. He was based on Cybertron and was Megatron's second in command and science officer and lead the Decepticon forces on the planet for a while. I believe it was he who built the space bridge that allowed transport between Earth and Cybertron. Great toy. Had light up eye and sound effects. A cooler gun to have for me than Megatron was.

  • Britt

    i am not seeing that transform rejet play in transformmer 3 WHERE IS MEGAN FOX

  • Pj_ocho

    You cant blame the writers from the first two films bring the dead or scrapt robots back is just the esence of the transformers, after all their robots so what's the big deal about that? It's better than the wolf vs bats film wo teaches suicide to the young once! Pls…. michael put unicron, aeriolbots and ultramagnus and springer in the 3rd film. And give iron hide and ratchet their original paint jobs!

  • Jasjbiggs

    i luv the first two, but in 3d,this one will suck for sure,and i wish these stupid people making all these 3d movies quit.who in the hell wants to sit for hours with those stupid glasses on