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Michael Bay speaks info about ROTF

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Sabrblade at 2009-04-18 2:45 pm
Here is a bit of info from Michael Bay about Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen in several articles at

In one article, Bay reveals that a certain character will be killed off in the film. This character shares a name with a character who was featured quite prominently in G1 season 3, and has had the name used in other series like Energon and Animated. So, while it would be wise to not get too attached to this bot, fans may still be upset by this decision to kill the off the bot.

Another article has Bay describing some of the movie's details. For instance, he say that there is no car chase in the movie (*gasp!*), but that there is a lot of different kinds of action throughout the film. He also mentions that several scenes were shot in IMAX, and that Devastator will be getting his own IMAX scenes.

A third article features Bay mentioning the total runtime of the film.

“It’s four minutes longer than the last one,” explained Bay, saying that the runtime was locked. “So, go figure it out.”

Which means that it's 147 minutes long. Two hours and 27 minutes total.

A fourth article as Bay talking about some of the robot charatcers in the film, including some of his favorites. The ones he describes are The Fallen, Mudflap & Skids, Devastator, Ravage, Sideswipe, and his most favorite, Bumblebee.

Finally, Bay has posted on the Shoot for the Edit forums that a brand new ROTF movie trailer will debut in theaters with the movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine:

"Steven Spielberg sat next to me in a big 100 person theater at Sony today. There were 98 empty seats. The lights came up after we just watched my cut of Revenge of the Fallen. He turned to me and said "It's awesome". He felt this movie was better than the first - and probably my best, who knows - at this point in a movie you start to lose your objectivity. I just hope the fans like it. I'm going to start putting it in front of audiences in a few weeks - no you are not invited, yet.

We have 60 days left. Let me tell you it will be a race to finish. It's 12 at night and we are still working here in the edit room. Everyone at ILM and DD are killing themselves right now, they are doing a stellar job on the effects. We also just finished our trailer which is coming out with Wolverine. Talk to you soon.



transformersloversurivie said,  - 2009-04-18 15:29:23
i herd what jetfire is going to say in ROTF "ichy,ratchet,rusty my ass.
Sabrblade said,  - 2009-04-18 15:39:08
No, he says, "Itchy, wretched, rust in my aft!" He's a jet, so he has an "aft" for a butt.

Wait. Did you even read any of the above news? Jetifre isn't in this news post at all. The news bit with the clip where he says that line is a few posts down on the main page.
hot rod said,  - 2009-04-18 17:35:20
wonder who dies. the bots from energon and animated and that are in the movie are bumbblebee, optimus prime,ironhide
Dustimus said,  - 2009-04-18 18:14:49
Arcee was in Energon and Animated.
Sabrblade said,  - 2009-04-18 21:15:37
hot rod, did you not read the article? Micheal Bay openly states that wanted to kill off Arcee and that exactly what's gonna happen.

Acree will kick the bucket in ROTF.
Archer139 said,  - 2009-04-18 21:42:18
sorry but read the quote: "a character who was feature quite prominently in G1, and has has had the naem used in other series like Energon and Animated" only one thats in all 3 and the movie is PRIME and STARSCREAM you have a 50/50 chance of guessing the right one that bites the dust... i hate to do it..but i pick PRIME is the one that dies...
Sabrblade said,  - 2009-04-18 22:06:45
Arcee was in all three of those series. She was a main charatcer in G1, and her name was used for a character in Energon and a character in Animated. Never once in that sentence does it say that she was in the first movie. Besides, why doesn't one simply click the link and read the article like they're supposed to?

And I quote Bay: "You know what? I didn't like Arcee... so I kill her later, all right?"

BTW, I had corrected the spelling and grammar in that sentence.
archer139 said,  - 2009-04-18 23:03:56
with that said...still think its one of the two i mentioned.. look at the beating that PRIME is taking. This would also help set up a 3rd movie.... say TRANSFORMERS: Rise of a leader?
hot rod said,  - 2009-04-18 23:24:52
when is human error gonna be posted? didnt it show today?
Sabrblade said,  - 2009-04-18 23:48:34
@archer139: This isn't a speculation, this an article about Bay wanting to kill off Arcee. The only reason I worded that paragraph without saying her name is because I wanted people to click the link and read the article without me needing to spoil the name of who bites the dust.

Besides, those videos of Prime fighting have nothing to do with this news post. So, there is no need to speculate who dies in the movie when we know it's Arcee. Yes, there may be other casualties in the film, but this is about Arcee. Not Prime or Starscream. Arcee.

@hot rod: Scroll down the main page. There is already a discussion topic about it.
Zack Figure8 said,  - 2009-04-19 01:34:43
Bay must be going through such a hard time with all these freakin interveiw poparatzi people!But dang MTV is taking so much of the movie out of him!
archer139 said,  - 2009-04-19 10:55:47
just to remind you ...bay said months ago, that he was going to give us missleading information...i think he is doing it now
Brian said,  - 2009-04-19 12:17:54
Hey Bay, whatdya mean, "no car chase." What does he call that scene with the cycle sisters chasing Sideways?

Campaign of misinformation, Exhibit 1!
Sabrblade said,  - 2009-04-19 12:19:55
@Archer139:Well, if he's lying about Arcee dying, then that means what I said about G1/Energon/Animated character can't be true either. So, now you're back to square one, where there's no way of knowing who, if anybody, dies in the film.

@Brian: I think he means no vehicle mode car chase through the streets. That chase seemed to be one through buildings, and between bots in robot and vehicle mode, rather than just vehicle mode.
archer139 said,  - 2009-04-19 12:34:19
hmmm a movie with robots that turn into cars..and no car chase? that makes no sence... Then again when does BAY every make sence
hot rod said,  - 2009-04-19 17:56:13
Btw i found some images of the revenge on the fallen toys. copy and paste this link
Bruticus_42 said,  - 2009-04-19 20:39:55
I don't believe a damn word Bay says! I feel like he is on Survivor when he is being interviewed, take everything he says and think the opposite, Arcee will be Fox's Cycle, and that there will be car chases, look at the trailer! Everything he says is a lie, but not to be an A$$ but to keep the movie as secret as possible! But as we all are part of "Transformers Survivor", Bay...The tribe has spoken!
starscreamer said,  - 2009-04-19 22:17:26
i beleave that the reason bay is lying is that he is trying not to ruin the rotf film for us.
starscreamer said,  - 2009-04-19 22:19:49
now what fun would there be if we knew what was going to happen in the film.
Prime13 said,  - 2009-04-19 22:39:32
Dunnh, dunnh, dunnnh
starscreamer said,  - 2009-04-19 22:49:56
prime13 what are you trying to say?
megatron said,  - 2009-04-20 00:26:10
everyone stop what you are doing and go to go to the search ,and type in revenge of the fallen . scroll down find the newest video . you will see bumble bees face click on it . it is actual footage of the movie. sooooooooooo freaking cool. enjoy.
Prime13 said,  - 2009-04-20 08:28:11
I will let you figure it out.....

Sabrblade. said,  - 2009-04-20 10:24:21
megatron, we've already posted that footage.
rodimus said,  - 2009-04-20 14:34:38
weee Devastator in IMAX!!!!!!! horay
ilovetransformers said,  - 2009-04-20 16:58:37
Bay your a ass. Killing off the first and maybye only female bot.
Sabrblade said,  - 2009-04-20 18:50:02
What about Chromia? She's in the movie too, and she's a female.
starscreamer said,  - 2009-04-20 19:16:30
and the purple motorcycle charecter.
hot rod said,  - 2009-04-20 19:25:46
who is chromia?
Sabrblade said,  - 2009-04-20 19:26:15
Then again, if Arcee is formed by three bikes, then Chromia could be a part of here. Which would mean she'd be killed off too, so... we're right back where we started.

Chromia is the blue motorcycle with the unicycle robot mode.
starscreamer said,  - 2009-04-20 20:13:23
where did this arcee combining stuff come from?
Sabrblade said,  - 2009-04-20 20:49:52
That was said a LONG time ago, back when she was first announced for this sequel.
starscreamer said,  - 2009-04-20 22:54:20
well that's interesting.very interesting. the whole arcee is formed from 3 other motorcycle charecters idea. that is cool. that is well very awsome.
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Jab said,  - 2009-04-26 16:12:43
When the exclusive footage for ROTF was on Bays homepage did anyone notice Blackout, or the fight between Megatron and Starscream on the building? You can also see what looks like Mixmaster on the bridge with the flag.
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