USA Today: Official Shockwave Reveal

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  1. hrxzk973

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    http://content.usatoday.com/communi.../06/transformers-villain-shockwave-revealed/1

    Paramount Pictures has released the first photos of The Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon villain Shockwave.

    The one-eyed bad guy was featured in the TV show, but none of the prior movies.

    "He's always been a mean, mean guy, but he's even more menacing and more dangerous," producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura tells USA Today. "He's bigger, badder, with a greater arsenal."

    di Bonaventura says Shockwave was given a "facelift" for the movie, and that he's able to morph into a snake-like create that can tear down buildings easily.

    "It's crazy spectacular," Di Bonaventura says. "Shockwave is just a ball of destruction, pulling whole skyscrapers down. He's a messy guy to have in our world."

    "It's a huge escalation in the amount of damage that one Decepticon can wreak," Di Bonaventura goes on, referring to another Transformer villain. "He's capable of wholesale destruction…that' really bad for humans."

    Shockwave will partner with fellow villain Megatron in the film, which hits theaters June 29, but their relationship has issues.

    "Decepticons have a united plan, but as usual they don't get along," Di Bonaventura says. "The inter-distrust between the villains is even stronger than before."
     
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    Freaking awesome man. Shockwave is looking pretty purple.
     
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    Sounds sick, can't wait to see this movie! I love how Shockwave looks.
     
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    Wow, so Shockwave is the huge snake-like creature on the moon?!

    Is "Driller" and Shockwave the same character then?
     
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    Pity the spoilers are kinda inaccurate, unless he mass shifts or something.

    Mind, they contradict the novel/comics, but given we've seen that before that doesn't mean they're wrong.
     
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    OOOoooo...Shiny Shockwave.
     
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    In the comics/novel, the snake-like sucker is his pet.
     
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    I think this is not the first time mr. Di Bonaventura gets the facts wrong...ah well, doesn't matter.

    Shockwave still looks great! And definitely more purple again!
     
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    Pretty sure he CONTROLS the Driller-thing...seems unlikely that he would mass-shift into a giant worm. Who knows. But I'm willing to bet the Driller is a separate entity.
     
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    Man, if I am hearing this right Shockwave is you know what? He will rule the movie. I can't wait to see him. I wonder who will voice him?
     
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    ^This! USA today might have misquoted Mr. di Bonaventura.
     
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    this could be mis-information. im dead sure he controls the driller, and based on the novel/comics
    him and megatron are almost NEVER seen together
     
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    I need a much bigger hi-res version of that pic! :eek: 
     
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    I hope he has some good scenes with Megatron, that picture of him is awesomeeeee can't wait to see him in action, he's looking way more distinctly purple now, too. :D 
     
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    Really cool! The image looks like the end of the clip of Shockwave from the "Iridescent" music video.

    And regarding the spoilers in the article, it probably is a bit of a miswording. The way I see it, maybe
    Shockwave can sort of integrate/merge with the driller at times.

    Could the
    facelift remark
    be a reference to the events of the Rising Storm comic?
     
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    Perhaps Shockwave and the worm combine?
     
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    Yeah, if he
    turned into the Driller then we wouldn't be seeing both of them on the screen at the same time. It's also safe to say that the scene in the trailer with Shockwave stepping over the tentacles of the Driller is it's death scene. If the Driller WAS Shockwave, he wouldn't be functioning. If anything, he probably uses the Driller to get around without being seen.
     
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    That article is funny, Di Bonaventura basically says Shockwave is The Driller and then they inlcude a picture with him standing RIGHT NEXT TO IT (looking extremely cool by the way).

    Though apparently he rides in some compartment or "cockpit" inside the Driller in the kids book, perhaps there is an actual element of truth to that?
     
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    Who's No. 2 lol
     
  20. Doug

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    The article said that both Shockwave and Megatron work together. Well isn't Megatron the leader and Shockwave follows his orders?

    Everybody knows Shockwave is loyal to Megatron.
     

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