Mmk so I have this theory regarding Blackout, Soundwave, and Frenzy. - Frenzy was not originally Soundwave. He was Frenzy. - Blackout was originally Soundwave. Way back before this film really started, it was said (maybe just heavily rumored, I don't remember) that Soundwave would be a helicopter in the movie. There was controversy over whether Soundwave should be a copter. They decided to change the helicopter character into Blackout. - Blackout has a couple suspicious similarities to Soundwave that were revealed in the trailer. The first is that he lets out a giant "soundwave" on that military base (it explodes out of him and shatters glass and what not). The second is Blackout's "pilot," whose glitching hologram reveals a robotic structure beneath the pilot's image. Some people believe that the pilot is actually Frenzy. If this is true, then it leads me to my next observation: - Frenzy is inside a helicopter transformer (who uses "soundwaves" as weapons), and Soundwave was originally a helicopter in this film. Even though many fans didn't want Soundwave to be a helicopter in the movie, they still wanted the character to be in the film. Consequently, the writers turned Soundwave into Blackout and Frenzy into Soundwave. This is where the story we've heard begins. - We all know the rest of the story (The writers turned Soundwave [back] into Frenzy and plan on using Soundwave in the sequels). So yeah, that's my theory. I realize I have no evidence, but it makes sense to me. I don't think the writers lied about it, I just think they only gave us the last chapter of the story.