Evolution of the Movie

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  1. Thundershot

    Thundershot The guy with 28 Sweeps

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    I've tried googling, but my google-fu is weak. How many changes in the characters were there that we actually heard about since the teasers originally went out?

    I definitely remember Blackout originally being Soundwave (with Scorponok as his drone). Ratchet originally a fire truck... Frenzy starting as Boombot, then Soundwave, then Soundbyte, then Frenzy...

    What else? Can anyone else find some of these old articles?


    Thanks
    Chris
     
  2. Alienbot

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    Check out Wikipedia, which has all its citations. Prowl basically became Barricade.
     
  3. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Blackout has been known as the following:

    Grimlock
    Devestator
    Vortex
    Icinerator
    Blackout

    I think at one point he was Soundwave too and deployed Ravage instead of Scorponok.

    The film also once featured Onslaught, Octane and a few other "no name" Cons.
     
  4. SPLIT LIP

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    Ratchet is still a fire truck.

    Not really character, but Ironhide's role was originaly supposed to be filled by Arcee.

    And as a side not, BB's original design was his current design with the torso turned around.
     
  5. EvaUnit13

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    Ditto. Wiki pages that cite its sources are 99-100% reliable
     
  6. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yeah but he originally was going to be a BIG traditional fire truck - basically Inferno.
     
  7. Don_East

    Don_East Wants TFA Seeker Toys

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    According to an interview with Tom DeSanto. The Autobot line-up was what would eventually in the movie along with Prowl & Wheeljack. Also the Decepticons were Starscream, Soundwave, Skywarp, Rumble, Ravage, Laserbeak, & Shockwave. Seemed Megatron wasn't even in the pitch.

    Also I remember hearing/reading years ago that the movie was gonna be based off the Marvel comics.
     
  8. ActionMasterZod

    ActionMasterZod LarzArz on twitter, man.

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    Grimlock?
    Never heard him being called grimlock.
    I really like the idea of him being called vortex the most.
     
  9. Poho

    Poho That's MISTER Poho to you

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    brawl was devastator...and sort of mistaken still is in the movie at one part.
    i think some early sketches had megatron as a tank, but i also know that the revised script required him to fly.
     
  10. Ravenxl7

    Ravenxl7 W.A.F.F.L.E.O.

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    Wasn't that just fan-art after seeing the life size model of BB that they made for the movie being put together while lying on his stomach?
     
  11. cambaprecoz

    cambaprecoz Well-Known Member

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    not really, check the ben procter site, sorry for no linky, the site is not running on me for some reason!
     
  12. Godzilla2

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    Not really! You can basically edit anything they into what you say!
     
  13. Alienbot

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    Unless you cite the sources and have a strong moral compass with editing that page, like I do.
     

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