Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Megatron, Rollbar Confirmed for Transformers 3 (Updated)

It has now been confirmed that Megatron is part of the action in Chicago and that the jeep from the other day is the Autobot Rollbar. The image of Megatron comes from an anonymous source that spotted the head cut out on the set. He also mentioned that there is another Decepticon involved in the battle that has yet to be identified by fans or even named which means that Megs, Shockwave, Soundwave and Starscream are out. This unidentified Decepticon is part of a shootout on top of a building between cops and SWAT.

As for Rollbar, as the pictures show, there is no room for doubt with his name being spelled on the vehicle and the Autobot logo on the door. The TB on the license plate (below) is probably a nod to his G1 Throttlebot origins (basically legend class with a pullback motor). The character has since popped up in name only for various Transformers toy lines over the years including as a scout class delivery truck in the Revenge of the Fallen. While a long history as a toy, the character and personality doesn't really exist creating a blank slate for the Bay and company to work with. The rest of the pictures of the character can be found at TFW2005. Anyone know the year, make and model of the car for the cheat sheet?

Last, it seems Transformers 3 production has moved to Trump Tower according to ChicagoBreakingNews.com. At least they were there last night when "from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., flame effects and smoke will be used on adjacent building rooftops along the Chicago River between Wabash & Columbus. Also, there will be flame effects on boats in the Chicago River and on cars on the Columbus Street Bridge and Wacker Drive." The article did not identify how long they would be using the location.

Update: The article mentioned there would be flame effects and smoke...it turns out it more awesome Bayhem on the Chicago rooftops.



24 comments:

  1. As far as a cheet sheet goes i have no idea. But That is a '97 - '05 jeep wrangler, heavily modified.

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  2. I mean,just like bumblebee and optimus, TF is nothing without megatron,,,and maybe starscream....so im not really surprise by the alleged megatron cutout..

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  3. megatron cheeks makes him look G1-ish

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  4. think about ti though, Optimus & Bumblebee are the main Autobots, Megatron & Starscream are your main Decepticons, I think you NEED both. Then you add in your characters of who else you want.

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  5. They were filming in Millennium Park today, so I doubt they are still filming at Trump tower. I'm not sure how long they will be at MP though. I'll check with my condo association and see if they know anything new.

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  6. Based on the overall look of Rollbar, I bet he's going to effectively have G1 Brawn's personality and abilities: small but ridiculously strong with an attitude to match.

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  7. guys i think Unicron is in the movie cus in one of the photos ,patrick is going to shot shia and then hi looks like his being control it all makes sense cus unicron can control other life forms..and both of them were looking at the sky like something big is coming...and all so in the comics of transformers nefarius optimus is worried that some thing big is coming ..and he refers to it as a he ,he say some one ..it gave me the chills .lets prey this is true guys...i love bayformers and g1 ,cant wait for the movie ...im sorry for my bad inglis im hispanic sorry.. :D

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  8. Well, shucks. If Unicron is coming, then we're all screwed. haha

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  9. that video's got me thinkin that theres definatley gona be sum bots bigger than devastator....those explosions a top buildings? and the camera helicopter?

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  10. The license plate says "T" "C", not "T" "B"

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  11. TristimusPrime7/28/2010 10:30 PM

    DUDE this movie is gonna have to be like 3 hours with all these new characters thats already 6 we've seen plus silverbot and all the returning ones and there has to be more new decepticons than just shockwave and soundwave(now in robot mode)

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  12. Well one thing we do know. The fight of Chicago takes place during the Day and Night. Its not just a few hour battle. Its going to be a big ass fight.

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  13. @Ranger565: we don't know that. It might be two different battles or some sequences might be used during editing to resemble other locations, maybe Russian ones.

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  14. Rollbar on tfwiki

    http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Image:Alternators_Rollbar_toy.jpg

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  15. Screw Shockwave as the main villain...
    ALL HAIL MEGATRON!

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  16. WHY ISN'T IRONHIDE IN ANY OF THESE VIDEOS?....i bet those "nascar cars" are autobots....I cant see why every time the autobots are rolling out...these cars are always in front... equipped with guns in vehicle mode to clear the path as they drive...maybe iron-hide strip down to three...lol...but anyway,..think obout it...the fact that they drive through explosions only suggest that they are being shot at and they are dodging these attacks..

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  17. Rollbar is a 97-05 Jeep Wrangler TJ Limited, heavily modified with aftermarket rock climbing parts on the outside with a custom fiberglass interior. It is hard to tell exactly what year it is because it has so many alterations done to it. Best just call it Jeep Wrangler TJ for your sheet.

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  18. The jeep says TB on the back. It's TrailBreaker!

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  19. the annonymous source7/29/2010 7:25 PM

    The decepticon u mentioned is an autobot. sorry if i didnt make it clear. its NOT unicron

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  20. it is stupid to take any previous TF's out of this film i think the more the better the movie can be , lets face it maybe they will make a fourth and thats it ..... and there were so many sick transformers from both sides ,I hope that the third movie will be better than the last,

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  21. I think the Rollbar bit is BS.. has anyone seen it involved in actual filming yet? The guy around it in the leather bondage outfit has me skeptical.

    also.. the silverish Mercedes that has been pictured has euro plates.. any chance it's a TF?


    *shrug

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  22. Jeep wrangler TJ was 97-06 (not to '05 as previously mentioned.) the circle headlights make it look like a TJ (but they are after marker PIAA lights)... upon further inspection the slant in the grill and lack of marker lights on the front fenders suggest that it is actually a YJ (87-95)... also there is no fuel filler on the driver's side rear quarter (where it is on a TJ, YJ fuel filler is behind the license plate mount.) the crome mirrors are similar to the mirrors used by jeep from the end of the YJ run into the first few years of the TJ. so my guess is a 87-95 wrangler... or a mut made of different jeep parts.

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  23. I highly doubt that this P.O.S. Jeep is going to be in the movie. That particular Jeep was apparently built several years ago to showcase audio products for MTX audio. It's a show queen and from what I have heard locally, barely runs. If they were going to put a Jeep in the new movie, it would probably be one of the new JK models (2007 - current), not a joke of a show queen.

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  24. Don't you all feel like douche bags, knowing nothing you talked about here was in the movie!?!? Fuckin nerds....Lord of the Rings called, they need their fans back!

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