Which characters were considered but were dropped?

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  1. The Spider

    The Spider Well-Known Member

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    I know that Arcee and Soundwave were dropped, but were there any others? I recalled Shockwave being mentioned early on as one of the characters planned.
     
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    For sure, the only one I know they were going to put into the movie but are going to wait to put him in the sequel is Soundwave. And what's this? They had planned to have Arcee? Dude, I love Arcee! I hope she gets to be shown in a sequel... just as long as she is pink and turns into something sporty.
     
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    Arcee and Soundwave were definitely planned for the movie. Two attempts at Soundwave are still in there under other names. I think Hot Rod was considered at some point, but that may have just been fan speculation.
     
  4. The Spider

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    Right--I remember that initially they planned Soundwave to be a helicopter and then later in Frenzy/Soundbyte's role.

    So aside from Arcee and maybe Hot Rod I guess there weren't any other Autobots planned?
     
  5. Poho

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    i know that jazz was originally supposed to be a Lambourghini Murcielago. that would have been SICK. i remember the name Prowl coming up as well.
     
  6. RHansen

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    not true, there was a picture from a diff movie set ppl thought was from TF andcalled it Jazz. Same as Prowl, just fans misinterpretting pics of barricade.
     
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    Arcee and Soundwave.

    Prowl, Jetfire, Shockwave, and Dirge were all at one point rumored to be a part...but no proof and or outdated scripts have shown this to be the case.
     
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    Arcee is gonna be in the movie prequel comic
     
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    I think Acree would be great as a white Crossfire.
     
  10. KillerZees

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    There's smaller type TFs in the movie like the Digicam, cell phone, & PSP - kinda like Soundwave's tape TFs.
     
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    I think some of the initial characters that have been dropped from the movie may still get a toy release. Same for some of the comic book only characters. We know about Wreckage, but others probably won't "pop-up" until closer to the movie.
     
  12. kjeevahh

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    arcee in the prequel comic is pretty much energon arcee
     
  13. Wiggyof09

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    Well first it is not a PSP, it's a very generic hand held. I don't know why people call it a PSP.

    I don't think it has been confirmed that those real gear bots actually exist in the movie. We know that we see some stuff come to life and transform, but we don't know that they are the same characters.
     
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    Is the film allowed to call one of them Hotrod - I thought there was some issue over the use of his name.

    Guess its just the toys?
     
  15. Emperor Prime

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    Inferno was originally supposed to be there instead of Ratchet.
    Arcee was supposed to be there.
    Soundwave.

    That's all I know of.
     
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    err no? inferno? where did you get that from?

    are you getting confused with ratchet's original concept art being adapted into inferno for the prequel comic?
     
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    From the sounds of the script the "real gear" will look slightly different on screen (however then again scripts aren't necessarily written with the final designs in mind)...but I'd wager that the "real gear" would preserve the design aesthetic of the other characters..
     
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    Im just wondering that if Primes Trailer was ever in the mix and if so was Roller planned?
     
  19. rollout!

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    As has been stated on another thread (can't remember which, its on here somewhere), OPs trailer was never featured in the script. It says on the thread to 'remember when it just appeared from nowhere in the cartoons....?'. I think i got that right.

    Anyway, could you imagine if he combined with it for more firepower like in the post-G1 cartoons? That could be cool for a sequal (just please NO Galvatron! BRING BACK MEGS!!!).

    An updated Roller would be cool though....
     
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    I suggest watching the Don Murphy panel from TransformersCon last year:

    http://www.transformerscon.com/

    He gives a good overview of what characters were considered and the reasons why characters like Soundwave were dropped.
     

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