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Exclusive: Duhamel Talks Transformers 2
Hints at an interesting plot development

26 June 2008  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  |  Source: Empire

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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.

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Its got to be the one and only unicron, he is the only transformer powerful enough for the decepticons and autobots to put aside their differences and work together, however this reminds me of x men 2 and they got that wrong, so im a littile wary of this idea More

Posted by kwame at 17:30 on 30 June 2008 | Report This Post

RE: 80's movie coming alive?!
L: Funk Sounds to me like they are 'remaking' the 80's movie! Makes sence in how they would bring back Megatron! Unicron might look a bit goofey but who knows these days! There are 10 robots on each side so should be good! Just no 80music....too much! sp; I pray this isn’t a remake of the 80’s movie, which was so much better than the mess that was the “real-life” transformers movie. Valid point on the 80’s music though, it was fun at the time but best left there. More

Posted by andy1314 at 09:10 on 30 June 2008 | Report This Post

A little off topic
Personally I feel the next Call of Duty should be 'Soap' McTavish...teamed with Transformers. More

Posted by steph4theoc at 21:34 on 27 June 2008 | Report This Post

RE: 80's movie coming alive?!
 I agree the goodguys working with the badguys thing has already been done with x men 2 and that did not work well at all. I want to see the autobots have some kind of base that they had in the comics and the dinobots yeah. Still wondering how jazz is back in it. More

Posted by anakin solo at 13:49 on 27 June 2008 | Report This Post

80's movie coming alive?!
Sounds to me like they are 'remaking' the 80's movie! Makes sence in how they would bring back Megatron! Unicron might look a bit goofey but who knows these days! There are 10 robots on each side so should be good! Just no 80music....too much! More

Posted by Funk at 13:14 on 27 June 2008 | Report This Post

May Contain Spoilers!
Starscream will assume leadership of the Decepticons, Megatron's body goes missing (reference to 'Fallen' in the title there) and im guessing a big 'ole battle will commence More

Posted by charlottehill7 at 12:33 on 27 June 2008 | Report This Post

L: Terribly_Mauled Plus all the American soliders are working with the SAS in this one... yay for Blighty! ome one has to teach how to do it properly he "enemy greater than us" has been done a hundred times, Blade 2 et al. The problem is it'll just be some big hulking colossus that'll sweep in for the second and third act then bugger off. If they can add such a behemoth to the film mythos and make the character more prevalent then yes. Perhaps a story can involve Starscream re-awak More

Posted by Emyr Thy King at 10:33 on 27 June 2008 | Report This Post

Personally i dont think unicron should be involved. destroyer of planets. is that not a bit too fantastic four: rise of the silver surfer which sucked big time. More

Posted by dougtherugg at 09:00 on 27 June 2008 | Report This Post

Good intro ^^ More

Posted by Bluehawk at 22:10 on 26 June 2008 | Report This Post

Its got to mean the dinobots. Me Grimlock say it is. More

Posted by kinge247 at 20:45 on 26 June 2008 | Report This Post

maybe its Starscream !! maybe he has some dastardly plan to become leader of the Decepticons and megatron and others have to join Optimus and chums to bring him down ?? More

Posted by waltham1979 at 17:27 on 26 June 2008 | Report This Post

Hmm, this sounds interesting. Josh Duhamel was hot in the first one and I was overjoyed when I found out that he will return in the second one. Hopefully, what he slipped to Empire, is true and the plot is a good idea from you guys. I got my fingers crossed that you meet him again and find out! More

Posted by joanna likes films at 14:53 on 26 June 2008 | Report This Post

am i tho only guy who thinks he was refering to a producer or something like that: who he's working with? ok maybe it IS just me! More

Posted by Nalfeshnee at 13:44 on 26 June 2008 | Report This Post

Cue Unicron!!?
Only logical super villian that'd threaten Autobots and Decepticons alike. More

Posted by bronco3114 at 13:07 on 26 June 2008 | Report This Post

c'mon it's got to be shockwave.he turns up way after all the other bots,and fights megatron for control of the decepticons,and he wins if i remember,at least for a short while. More

Posted by danbo1138 at 12:38 on 26 June 2008 | Report This Post

couldnt they have thought of anything sooner? i mean the only thing they came up with is the whole "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" scenario? More

Posted by jemba at 12:31 on 26 June 2008 | Report This Post

Its' too soon for a Marvel team up between Autos and Decepto's, should be kept for a 3rd or possibly 4th film. More

Posted by CameronJames at 11:54 on 26 June 2008 | Report This Post

Plus all the American soliders are working with the SAS in this one... yay for Blighty! More

Posted by Terribly_Mauled at 11:40 on 26 June 2008 | Report This Post

If they bring in The Fallen from the comics, then that's a relatively obscure bit of TF-lore to reference in such a big way (there are far bigger and better-remembered stories to "adapt" first); so I'd be a bit surprised if that's what they were doing, but hey, if that's the case more power to them. I'm sure it'll be a dumb, entertaining, but over-edited effects-fest like the first one. More

Posted by britesparc at 09:58 on 26 June 2008 | Report This Post

The new Transformers movie could definately benefit from some plot, the first one was all spectacle, and I can enjoy spectacle, but like a Big-Mac, it's quickly forgotten. BTW doe anyone else think that shot of Duhamel makes him look alot like Timothy Olyphant? More

Posted by boredbluekoala at 09:47 on 26 June 2008 | Report This Post

No idea what the guy before me said but I definetly enjoyed Transformers and I am looking forward to this. I hope they don't do the whole Xmen thing with good and bad fighting together as that would ruin it for me. More

Posted by Ricorodrigeuz at 09:18 on 26 June 2008 | Report This Post

I think Duhamel could mean Lennox is probably under the command of Optimus and Ironhide, rather than giving out orders himself.Personally I reckon Fallen is an in-joke to fans, and storywise it refers to Megatron (the "fallen", as Optimus calls him "brother" which means he was once good, ala Lucifer). More

Posted by doctorolorinbats1975 at 08:37 on 26 June 2008 | Report This Post

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