"He's always been a mean, mean guy, but he's even more menacing and more dangerous," says producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura. "He's bigger, badder, with a greater arsenal."Update: Added larger version of the Shockwave picture.
"It's crazy spectacular," Di Bonaventura says. "Shockwave is just a ball of destruction, pulling whole skyscrapers down. He's a messy guy to have in our world."
"It's a huge escalation in the amount of damage that one Decepticon can wreak," he adds. "He's capable of wholesale destruction…that' really bad for humans."
Shockwave has been given "a facelift" to add to his menace. But more impressive is his new skill which the world saw briefly in the Super Bowl trailer for Transformers -- Shockwave is capable of morphing into a snake-like exoskeleton that rips down buildings like butter.
Shockwave is working with Megatron, the leader of the evil Decepticons, on a plan that will not bode well for humanity. But, even working together, there is tension between the two bad boys.
"Decepticons have a united plan, but as usual they don't get along," Di Bonaventura says. "The inter-distrust between the villains is even stronger than before."