Exclusive: Duhamel Talks Transformers 2

Hints at an interesting plot development

Never underestimate Empire’s superhuman ability to turn a couple of quotes into a full-blown, several paragraphs (and more!), news story. Because, dear readers, even the most seemingly insignificant quotes can shed new light on upcoming films – and frankly, it would be remiss of us not to report such things.

Take this Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen story, for example. We had the good fortune to bump into Josh Duhamel (thoroughly nice guy, by the way; looks great in a tux) on the set of When In Rome last week, and took the opportunity to ask him about the currently-shooting Michael Bay mega-sequel, in which he returns as heroic soldier, Captain William Lennox.

And, although he couldn’t say much about the film, lest Bay deploy some Decepticon goons to kick him right in the Energon Cubes, he did let slip the following exciting tidbit when Empire asked him what was different this time round for Lennox.

“I guess who he’s working with is probably the biggest change,” said Duhamel, before adding once more, presumably for emphasis. “Who he’s working with.”

And then he was gone. But Duhamel’s cryptic clue would certainly seem to add credence to recent rumours that the second Transformers movie will, as with X-Men 2 (another movie produced by Transformers’ Tom De Santo), see the forces of good and evil team up to fight another, more terrifying foe.

The title of the movie already strongly hints at the presence of The Fallen, an incredibly powerful robot – one of the thirteen original Transformers – hellbent on vengeance. Could he be so powerful, so mean, and so nasty that his presence forces the Autobots and the Decepticons to set aside their differences and work together?

Sounds like it. Of course, next time we bump into Duhamel, we’ll ask him. We’re sure he’ll spill all the beans then…

Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen is out next year.