The pic above (and below) is of Ravage, a four-legged, cat-like robot, and below you have Starscream who transforms into an F-22 Raptor jet and was formerly Megatron’s second in command, he escaped at the end of the first movie. Finally there is Optimus Prime, leader of the Autobots who transforms into a Peterbilt truck.
Larger looks at the above picture of Ravage and the photo of Starscream below can be found in our Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen gallery right here.
“In the spirit of ‘more than meets the eye,’ Ravage isn’t just lethal because of his sharp teeth,” screenwriter Alex Kurtzman told USA Today. “There’s actually another skill set Ravage has that didn’t exist before, so there’s going to be a surprise for fans.”
As far as Ravage’s connection to Soundwave, the cassette tape transformation is gone, of course; Ravage doesn’t turn into anything. But Soundwave will appear, again serving as an evil communications expert but this time in the form of an orbiting space satellite.
“They are still connected,” fellow screenwriter Roberto Orci says of Soundwave and his pet. “But rather than trying to hold onto a notion as antiquated as an audiotape, which some members of our audience have maybe never laid eyes on, we wanted to go a new way.”
And Ravage, as before, won’t speak like the other Transformers.
“We wanted to stay true to the idea that Decepticons who take visual clues from beasts maintain that,” says Orci. “It would be strange to have a talking jaguar, or a scorpion with an English accent.”
Filmmaker Michael Bay has ensured that Ravage has lots of company, including many redesigned favorite robots from the original 1980s incarnation, in the new film.
“We have big guys, some little guys. We have a lot of littler ones, too. Little weirder ones,” Bay says. Like the Insecticons, which were giant bugs in the original series and Hasbro toy line, but are now tiny creepy-crawly infiltrators.
- STARSCREAM: Formerly Megatron’s second in command, he escaped at the end of the first movie; F-22 Raptor jet.
- SCORPONOK: The mechanical scorpion that attacked the American troops in the desert.
- THE FALLEN: One of the original Transformers, he’s called “the most elemental bad guy” by the screenwriters.
- SIDEWAYS: The Audi R8 seen crashing through a building in the trailer.
- SOUNDWAVE: A cassette player in the original toys; his alternate mode will fly.
- RAVAGE: A four-legged, cat-like robot.
- THE DOCTOR: Alternate form has not been announced. (pictured below)
- WHEELIE: A small, radio-controlled truck.
- DEMOLISHER: One of the Constructicons that transform into construction vehicles.
- DEVASTATOR: A giant robot formed by the Constructicons joining together; individually, they are: Scavenger, Scrapper, Hightower, Longhaul, Rampage, Overload and Mixmaster.
As far as Devastator is concerned Orci told USA Today, “He’s made of vehicles designed to build, and he turns into is someone who loves to destroy. He is an agent of absolute chaos.”
Bay says Devastator is the crÃ¨me de la smash and got a uncharacteristic reaction out of the film’s executive producer already.
“Spielberg saw it and said, ‘This is (expletive) awesome!’ ” Bay says, and adds: “It’s always nice when you can make him swear.”
- OPTIMUS PRIME: The Autobots’ leader – alternate form: Peterbilt truck
- IRONHIDE: Weapons specialist – GMC Topkick.
- RATCHET: Medic – Hummer H2.
- BUMBLEBEE: Friend and mode of transportation for Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) – 2010 Chevrolet Camaro.
- ARCEE: A female Autobot – motorcycle.
- JETFIRE: An older Decepticon who switches sides – SR71 Blackbird jet.
- JOLT: the original toy was a Decepticon, but in the movie he’s a good guy – Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid.
- SKID & MUDFLAP: a.k.a. “The Twins” – Chevrolet Beat and Trax concept cars.