Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Orci Confirms Rumors

In an interview with IGN, Transformers 2 writer Roberto Orci confirms that there is a Pretender and Ravage in the movie. He does not go so far as to verify they are one and the same. This is the first official confirmation of these two pieces of information. Does that make the rumors from the other day more legit? And what about those videos? Thanks to captainclueless for the link.
IGN: Last time we spoke, you revealed that Soundwave was in the movie and hinted at the possibility of Ravage, so I'm wondering if you can say anything more about what new characters will be in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
Orci: So I said Ravage... maybe?

IGN: Pretty much, yeah.
Orci: [As if giving a big reveal] Ravage!

IGN: [Laughs] Damn, I should have told you that you said Ravage for sure!
Orci: Hmm… I'll give you an exclusive here. There is a Pretender. I'm going to get killed for saying that.

IGN: Storywise, how does the sequel compare to the first one?
Orci: It's an extreme [jump] from the first one. The outrageous, crazy humor is more outrageous, but then so is the serious side of it and so is the stakes of the Transformers plot and the seriousness with which some of their mythology is treated. So it kind of swings wildly between those two extremes, and that I think was one of the successful parts of the first movie. Again, some of the die hard fans will be equally annoyed at some of the things they see, but I can also say they will be more gratified than they were for the first one, to see how some of the Transformers story and how their battle takes place in the second one.

IGN: There was a leaked image the other day of a Sideswipe toy. I don't even know if Sideswipe is in the movie, since the toys sometimes include extra characters, but the look of this toy was more like the original Transformers than the first film. On the design side, are the Transformers looking the same in this one, or are there some tweaks?
Orci: Well, you know, your favorites – Optimus and Bumblebee – look the same. Some of the new Transformers coming up, even the old Transformers that we had, have benefited from the fact that -- I actually heard this from ILM -- because they had all the rendering and the stuff from the first movie, they were able to get much more specific and articulate with their range of motion and emotions in the second movie, which has a bigger budget and it has all that research and development sunk into the original models. So there's going to be more articulation of the characters facially, so I'm looking forward to seeing that. I have not seen how far they've taken it.

42 comments:

  1. This movie is going to be incredible!

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  2. I so can't wait for this movie, and I can't wait for Superbowl Sunday to get our first glimpse.

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  3. I can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. I can... It's just like, what, five months? Chill out people...

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  5. Oh my gawd, Harry Potter is the BEST!!!! He's sooo cuutte!!! I can't wait for it to come outtttt!!! haha

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  6. This movie is going to be awesome!!!

    Mr.Bay rocks!

    But there´s only one thing that i'm not sure about it... is the "pretender female". This is a Transformers movie, not a Battlestar Galactica movie.

    wee will see.

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  7. I CANT WAIT!!!!!! I am so pumped for For the Super Bowl to get our first look!!!!!!!!!!! BRING THE RAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  8. This movie is going to suck......Just kidding, I can't wait! First in line....opening day.!!!!

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  9. The Pretender concept is going to work pretty well. I just hope that they will manage to correctly mix any hilarious scenes with what must be and is expected to be a serie of seriously dramatic and tragic apocalypse war situations. I hope that any jokes will be toned down. On the first Transformers movie they worked and they were pretty brief and not disturbing, I hope that the contrast between the two will increase the dramatic and tragic effect so that the sense of the end of the world approaching will get increased.

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  10. (Sarcastic Tone) Great! Even more outrageous, crazy humour!

    I DON'T think that the excessive, out-of-place humour on the first film was the reason for its success, Mr. Orci.

    That being said, I am excited for the seriousness and mythology AND more awesome, more sophisticated visual effects for this film. It better win the VFX Oscar this time!!!

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  11. na it wont win the VFX oscar this time either some gay lord will probably give it to dragon ball

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  12. "But there´s only one thing that i'm not sure about it... is the "pretender female". This is a Transformers movie, not a Battlestar Galactica movie."

    robots dont have gender anyway
    even if they did its not going to stop them from "pretending" to be a female

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  13. "Anonymous said...
    na it wont win the VFX oscar this time either some gay lord will probably give it to dragon ball"

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!If there are any intelligent people left on this planet, they WILL give the VFX Oscar to TF2!

    Actually, I can see them giving it to Cameron's film, "Avatar". Now that wouldn't be a complete loss, unlike "The Golden Compass" snatching it from "Transformers" in 2007.

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  14. Facial articulation? Please tell me that there will be optics rolling and tongues sticking out!

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  15. This sequel is supposed to be a DARK sequel, much like the Empire Strikes Back. Last time I checked, I don't recall much humor in Empire Strikes Back, and I fear that the two goofy-looking Autobots on the M&M bag are going to be the humor - with goofy-ass looking faces and all. Damn!

    Can't we just have a dark, serious Transformers movie without humor all the goddamn time?!!!! I actually hated some of the humor in the first one as it was pretty annoying. You didn't see any humor in THE DARK KNIGHT, and it worked fine without it.

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  16. Good, even more of that "wacky, wacky WACKY" humor. Maybe we'll catch a glimpse of Bumblebee taking a shit this time.

    God, he's so fucking stupid.

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  17. 6 month are too long to wait...

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  18. "Maybe we'll catch a glimpse of Bumblebee taking a shit this time."

    LMAO!!!!! I think I just shit myself!!!!

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  19. Anonymous said...
    'This movie is going to be awesome!!!

    Mr.Bay rocks!

    But there´s only one thing that i'm not sure about it... is the "pretender female". This is a Transformers movie, not a Battlestar Galactica movie.

    wee will see.

    1/14/2009 5:31 PM '

    What, you've never heard of the fembots like arcee and elita 1?

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  20. Like all of you guys i can't wait for this film to come out & am a HUGE fan of transformers but this Orci guy sound like a total ass.

    It's like he's a bit of an attention whore. Now that he's main job was done about a year ago (writingthe script) he randomly pops up every now & then. Like the annoying kid at school that would jump up & down at the back of the crowd to try & get some attention.

    To be honest i wouldn't be surprised if he was cut out of the loop all together now he's put he's words on the paper.

    If you've written a great story then i'll be very happy & sing your praises but until then shut up & sit down.

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  21. The original G1 Anime as well as the other series actually do have humor in them, pretty cheesy sometimes. The real problem is that in order to deliver a dramatic,tragic and apocalyptic second movie with Decepticons that would give a strong menace feeling Bay needs to ensure that any humor in it will be toned down and not overdone.

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  22. Like all of you guys i can't wait for this film to come out & am a HUGE fan of transformers but this Orci guy sound like a total ass.

    It's like he's a bit of an attention whore. Now that he's main job was done about a year ago (writingthe script) he randomly pops up every now & then. Like the annoying kid at school that would jump up & down at the back of the crowd to try & get some attention.

    To be honest i wouldn't be surprised if he was cut out of the loop all together now he's put he's words on the paper.

    If you've written a great story then i'll be very happy & sing your praises but until then shut up & sit down.


    Yeah! And how dare he answer fans question on TFW 2005, when he's job is doen about a year ago?! Doesn't he have anything better to do, than support, help, give the information to fans?! How dare he! He's job is done! What an ASS!!

    Dude, seriusly, chill uout, because i realy can't see what is your problem with the fact, that someone want to have an interview with this guy. Envious, because nobody is interested in you like this?

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  23. "The outrageous, crazy humor is more outrageous..."

    *Cut to a clip from the sequel, with Anthony Anderson and Tyrese Gibson yelling "OH SHIT! WHAT? WHAT?! OKAY!" and Bumblebee pissing on Mission City, being carried by a combined Optimus Prime and Jetfire (whose combination strongly resembles a douche), and people dancing as piss-oil rains down on them from above. Then the Twins bump butts like that HILARIOUS SCENE in Ren and Stimpy and Ironhide gives Ratchet a rimjob. Also, they give Soundwave the personality of a flaming homosexual because THAT IS LIKE SO FUNNY TO DO THAT TO THE FANS DOGG.

    Oh BOY, I can't wait!

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  24. this movie is going to be kick ass

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  25. this movie is going to be kick ass

    No, "Kick Ass" is another movie that is in work right now...

    ;)

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  26. the twins, sam, and maybe like a half retarded decpticon will probably do most of the humor. but how do you hate the scene in which prime says "opps! my bad" that shit was hilarious

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  27. true... true

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  28. lies... lies

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  29. the unborn rocks

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  30. NO!!! true,just,Noble, & firm

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  31. this make for a great leader

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  32. "lies... lies"

    I concur. This guy is full of shit. He isn't going to lose a paycheck for leaking shit he wrote. Money talks, and bullshit winds up here! lol

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  33. "but how do you hate the scene in which prime says "opps! my bad" that shit was hilarious"

    Na, that was stupid, unless you 9 years old or some shit. And that M & M wrappper really got me concerned with the stupid looking gold toothed "Mater" robot.

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  34. " Dude, seriusly, chill uout, because i realy can't see what is your problem with the fact, that someone want to have an interview with this guy. Envious, because nobody is interested in you like this? "


    Other than you're mum i guess you're right. No one is interested in me like this.

    Oh & did they not teach you how to spell properly when you were locked away in the basement?

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  35. Other than you're mum i guess you're right. No one is interested in me like this.

    Your wish ;)

    Oh & did they not teach you how to spell properly when you were locked away in the basement?

    No, but i'm still studying, in order to be better at it. Have a problem with that? Or is Orci having all the atention your only problem?

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  36. Pretenders? Honestly? I didn't think they go that far into Transformers' universe so soon. Anyways, its kind of cool to hear.

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  37. "Other than you're mum i guess you're right. No one is interested in me like this.

    Oh & did they not teach you how to spell properly when you were locked away in the basement?"

    Maybe before you critique other people's spelling, you should learn the difference between "your" and "you're".

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  38. " Maybe before you critique other people's spelling, you should learn the difference between "your" and "you're". "

    Oh right i see, you mean like YOU'RE an ass, but you probably like it up YOUR ass.

    That what you mean?

    x

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  39. Oh right i see, you mean like YOU'RE an ass, but you probably like it up YOUR ass.

    That what you mean?

    x


    Dude... How old are you? Because i give you 12...

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  40. hahahaha!

    Yeah i can see why you'd think that.

    No qualms.

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  41. The almighty and wise Snortpocket has graced us with his wisdom once again.

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  42. Annonymous said:
    "Oh right i see, you mean like YOU'RE an ass, but you probably like it up YOUR ass."

    If you don't get a filter on that brain/mouth thing, your gonna be off the team, you understand?

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