What happened to Wheelie?

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  1. megatron66

    megatron66 OD'd on candy

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    Did anyone else happen to notice that the blue R/C truck, Wheelie, disappeared in Transformers ROTF? You see him bouncing off Jetfire's head after Jetfire opens the space bridge, and then he disappears, only to reaper as Sam is telling Bumblebee, Skids and Mudfalp to guard them with a lo profile. Wheelie says "Yeah, some of us got work to do! Dumb Autobots." Then he's gone, vanished into thin air. Does anyone know what happened to him?
     
  2. Rogzilla

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    Nope. Plot hole that was never filled.
     
  3. TylerMirage

    TylerMirage I vawnt my berdt.

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    Yes, unfortunately, his character does that quite often in the movie. (However, a lot of other characters also do this for select sequences.)

    I doubt that anyone knows for sure. I'm sure that he was meant (in the script, in the planning, etc.) to still be present with the gang during their travels, but due to the...'rocky'...production schedule, the visual effects budget and whatnot, he was noticeably absent for quite some time. (Even though it took me 12 months and 39 viewings of the movie later to discover this.) ;)  If you examine the movie, it's plausible that his character is/could be still standing around with Sam and Co., even though he's not. They could've digitally added him to dozens of shots in the car with the humans, driving around by their feet, etc.., just to increase his presence and spacial continuity. But alas, the problems of a plagued production. I don't even think the official Alan Dean Foster novelization has anything to offer on the matter. Not much is mentioned about "Wheels" when the scene isn't completely focussing on him.

    Sorry, guy. :)  That's all that I can offer.
     
  4. Ash from Carolina

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    Perhaps it was all to save money since he was really short and small so they figured people wouldn't notice he wasn't there.

    Or perhaps they are just rushing the films out too quickly so they don't have a person to point out that Barricade just vanishes from the film. Seems like they could avoid some of the disappearing characters if they had someone to keep track of who should be there and who should not.
     
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    He went back to Jersey.
     
  6. megatron66

    megatron66 OD'd on candy

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    Tahnks. I think you're right. I would like to here it from the producers of the film, of whatever happened to Wheelie.
     
  7. Sso02V

    Sso02V Injector Has a Posse

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    There were giant damn robots stomping around everywhere, he found a nice rock to hide under and stayed.
     
  8. vektsilver

    vektsilver Transorganic member

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    I never realized how early he dissappears in this movie I thought it was just the final battle but its actually when they go to the daggers tip and then thats it.

    such a horriblely planned out movie.
     
  9. baggzey23

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    i'm almost certain that bay can't create backstories for all the characters in DOTM since it's the last movie so we all might as well enjoy the ride and not complain (impossible to do since all people do is complain about change)
     
  10. Shockwave69

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    he went and hid in megan fox's cleavage
     
  11. Starscreamownz

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    He got ditched when everyone went to daggers point.
     
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    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    He and Barricade went clubbing with Amelia Earhart.

    :p 
     
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    Dinobot747 Chopperface

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    They tied him to a chair inside that building and left him there.
     
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    He went back to hump mega fox leg again.,.
     
  15. Ikkstakk

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    Anybody think he'll turn up in DOTM?

    Just speculating, I think he probably stayed with Mikaela, depending on what her ultimate fate ends up being.
     
  16. SPLIT LIP

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    I actually think this might be a suitable explanation.

    He was pretty cowardly and only expressed... loyalty to Mikaela just to save his own ass. I'm sure he ran off and found someplace to hide when the desert started to explode.
     
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    him and barricade had an epic battle to the death... all off screen
     
  18. DrLee

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    When SFTE's Nelson stated Jolt was out of DotM, he also mentioned that Wheelie was IN... so he is back..
     
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    Same thing that happened to Megan Fox. After the movie, he and Mikaela ran off together and lived happily ever after. :D 

    OB
     
  20. Kevin XI

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    Whatever happened, no big loss.
     

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