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Transformers 3 Wrigley Building Chicago On Set Photos - Return of Soundwave confirmed

Posted on 07-23-2010 at 04:31 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
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A selection of photos showing the Transformers 3 on-location filming at the Wrigley Building Chicago has appeared on flickr, and they bring across some blazing hot news! Not only do they showcase the level of mayhem and explosions we have come to know and love from director Michael Bay, but they also confirm that a fan-favorite will be returning for the third movie - Soundwave! Like the Shockwave head image from earlier this week, Soundwave's head is seen on set as a prop intended to help the actors visualise the robot who will be CGI'ed in later.

Looks like someone just might be getting out on the front lines this go around...

There's lots more to see as well, from the devastation and several animated .gifs showing some of the events on set, and of particular interest a pair of movies - one showing a massive series of pyrotechnics on Michigan Avenue, and the other showing a helicopter fly overhead and a team of stuntmen leap out in a carefully-synchronized skydive. Check out both of the videos and the various images and sound off with what you think on our 2005 Boards by clicking the discuss button.
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springerbee
YES!
Anguirus
Somebody's coming to Earth...

cypherXR
Fuck yes!
Ravenxl7
Good to see he'll be making an appearance int TF3, let alone one not entirely in orbit. Hopefully this means he'll be getting a larger, and better, toy. Voyager would be perfect, imho. Should be interesting to see how movie-verse Soundwave fights.
Waveride
What i'm really itching to find out is who that other head is the person in the back is carrying around!
Toxicon
Here's hoping for a bigger, better toy this time around.
DrLee
So is the dude in blue holding the other end of the Soundwave pole or someone else?
NCStarscream
Hell yes.
grimlock1972
awesome and id settle for just a better toy as honestly we can't judge if the deluxe class works for him until TF3 hits theaters.
Powersa
okay that looks weird but fun
Megatronwp38
Ah, can't see them at work. Blocked by filter
Chris B
Awesome!
cypherXR
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What i'm really itching to find out is who that other head is the person in the back is carrying around!
Bumblebee.

Rogzilla
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Originally Posted by Anguirus View Post
Somebody's coming to Earth...

Will Smith should greet him!

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Originally Posted by Waveride View Post
What i'm really itching to find out is who that other head is the person in the back is carrying around!
It looks like it may be the base of the stand. Can't be certain, obviously, but the other pole looks a little too short to be Soundwave on his own.
Thepower911
I hope Soundwave, doesn't come down to Earth, just to fight and die .
Dave_6
Fuck yes!
Yurre
Now all we need is alt-mode pictures
DrLee
If Bee is facing off against Soundwave......*Suddenly worried about BB*
cypherXR
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If Bee is facing off against Soundwave......*Suddenly worried about BB*
That's what I was thinking too. I'd love to see that. David vs. Goliath.
Thepower911
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Originally Posted by DrLee View Post
If Bee is facing off against Soundwave......*Suddenly worried about BB*
Now that would be a good scene, seeing Bumbleebee being crushed by Soundwave like the little insect he is
Dave_6
It looks soooo evil too!
GogDog
Maybe this is the scene where he finally reveals he is a Brainmaster.
Optimus Vader
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Now that would be a good scene, seeing Bumbleebee being crushed by Soundwave like the little insect he is
Too many sonic booms though, man.
Waveride
Highly doubt that Bumblebee prop is in the same spot as Soundwave. The backgrounds don't match.
Thundercrackah
This is excellent news, part of me wondered if they'd even bother including him again.
It's about time Soundwave got stuck into the action.
grimlock1972
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Too many sonic booms though, man.
I was waiting for this!
Spiderus Prime
Soundwave on Earth. YESSS!!
Chopperface
Alright, Soundwave's comin' to Chicago!

Have they always had the robot faces on sticks? I thought they just had plain old balls on a stick for them.
OMEGAPRIME1983
SWEET!! I don't get why he didn't get grounded in RotF, but I do not care now, beeeecause this means he wiiiillll beeeeeee, lol.
TranstechCat
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If Bee is facing off against Soundwave......*Suddenly worried about BB*
I'd be more worried about Soundwave, seeing as bay-verse Autobots are pretty much invincible (unless Bay personally hates them) and the Cons seem to be made of explodium...

Seriously, out of two movies we've had two Autobot deaths (Jazz in TF1 and apparently the Arcee bots in ROTF) while every Decepticon who's gone up against an Autobot and isn't named Starscream or Megatron has been viciously beaten to death (or mysteriously vanished). And even Starscream and Megs got the energon bashed out of them when they took on the Bots...

"Tyran" is a BAD universal stream to be a Con in...
prime13
He looks a little angry...
TRANS+CRAZY
Yay! Soundwave's coming to Earth!

Though I'm afraid he might be killed off at the end of TF3.
VaderPrime1
This is the news I've been waiting for. Ever since his character was leaked before ROTF came out, I've wanted to see his robot mode on earth!!!

Now all he needs is a lot more dialogue/screen time and a better toy... perhaps a voyager.
OMEGAPRIME1983
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Originally Posted by Chopperface View Post
Alright, Soundwave's comin' to Chicago!

Have they always had the robot faces on sticks? I thought they just had plain old balls on a stick for them.
Hehehe.. Balls on a stick
Triggerhappy
YEAH!! Ok, my anticipation for this movie just totally jumped
Fort Max
Awesome, more head on a stick news.
RipCurl
hmm perhaps this means he was the black suv spotted with the dcon logo on it
Moy
FUCK YA!!
Paxtin
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I hope Soundwave, doesn't come down to Earth, just to fight and die .
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Originally Posted by TRANS+CRAZY View Post
Yay! Soundwave's coming to Earth!

Though I'm afraid he might be killed off at the end of TF3.
Well of course his going to die. Remember, this is not only the films, but it's the last one of the films. You do realize all of the Decepticons are likely going to die in this one.

This is kind of why I always thought it funny how so many fans where all like "Aw man, this is suckage. Soundwave so should have come to earth and had a big fight scene, and and been all super rad and awesome. Yeah!"
As a fan, I actually thought Soundwave's roll in ROTF was perfect for the character. He was the Decepticon surveillance and military tactician officer. He scouts for information and then sends the troops into battle. That made a lot more sense to me for the character, as appose to just wanting to see him fight and be "awesome".

But that's just me.
Omega Charge
Soundwave to Earth!

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Here's hoping for a bigger, better toy this time around.
You know it!
Chris B
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hmm perhaps this means he was the black suv spotted with the dcon logo on it
That's what I'm betting on as well.
U.Magnus80
This is awesome. I didn't think he'd be back. Any chance for a Laserbeak or Buzzsaw? Seeing as Ravage had his spine pulled out, I'm guessin he wont be back. SW would need someone to fill his spot......right?Frenzy? Rumble?



I'm thinking the background stick is the base for SW's head. The pole with the head on it doesn't have a base on the bottom whereas the stick in the background does.
Anguirus
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Seriously, out of two movies we've had two Autobot deaths (Jazz in TF1 and apparently the Arcee bots in ROTF) while every Decepticon who's gone up against an Autobot and isn't named Starscream or Megatron has been viciously beaten to death (or mysteriously vanished).
That's because they are mooks. What action movies have you been watching?

Besides, for all we know Ironhide lost his fight with "Bonecrusher." We don't see Bonecrusher later, but Ironhide is torn up afterward.
Lazerwave
Three Cheers for Soundwave!
Anguirus
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Originally Posted by Paxtin View Post
This is kind of why I always thought it funny how so many fans where all like "Aw man, this is suckage. Soundwave so should have come to earth and had a big fight scene, and and been all super rad and awesome. Yeah!"
As a fan, I actually thought Soundwave's roll in ROTF was perfect for the character. He was the Decepticon surveillance and military tactician officer. He scouts for information and then sends the troops into battle. That made a lot of sense to me for the character, as appose to just wanting to see him fight and be "awesome".

But that's just me.
Quoted for truth.

I think you are a bit pessimistic about the fate of the Decepticons, though. I'm sure that Hasbro is putting a lot of pressure on Bay not to kill everyone, since they want to sell them in sequel lines. Soundwave is also madly popular.

Will they get defeated? Sure. But I strongly doubt that Prime is going to be standing over the smoking bodies of Megatron, Starscream, Soundwave, AND Shockwave at the end. Call me optimistic (pessimistic?). I would actually be LESS surprised if at the end Megatron and OP double-teamed Shockwave, postured at each other and growled a bit, then went their separate ways.
Lazerwave
Is it just me or does Soundwave have a mouth like Megatron now? What ever happened to Soundwave with a face cover?
RipCurl
^ didn't he have a mouth in rotf ?
Paxtin
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I think you are a bit pessimistic about the fate of the Decepticons, though. I'm sure that Hasbro is putting a lot of pressure on Bay not to kill everyone, since they want to sell them in sequel lines. Soundwave is also madly popular.
That might be true, but like I said, this is the last of the Bay films, it's the end of this series. So I don't think it's unlikely to assume Bay's going to go kill crazy here.
Plus, Jazz is madly popular, and his movie character died in the first film. And still is getting a new toy. So that really doesn't rule out a Soundwave film death.

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Will they get defeated? Sure. But I strongly doubt that Prime is going to be standing over the smoking bodies of Megatron, Starscream, Soundwave, AND Shockwave at the end. Call me optimistic (pessimistic?).
I think you're extremely optimistic. Which normally wouldn't be a bad thing, but here, there's just too much to go off of from the last two movies to say to me that the third one isn't going to end up being a blood(Oil)bath.

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I would actually be LESS surprised if at the end Megatron and OP double-teamed Shockwave, postured at each other and growled a bit, then went their separate ways.
I could maybe see that happening if this was a long running series that was going to continue from here, but like I said, this is the end of Bay's run with transformers. There's not likely going to be a "TF4". Anything after three will be a reboot. That's Bay's own words.
Plus, that really doesn't feel like something Bay would go for as a finally. Bay himself has said he doesn't like to leave things open ended. He likes for them to have a solid end. And to me, this being his final TF film, that seems like destroying all and every Decepticon once and for all.
Mechafire
Awesome to see. Still hoping he and Megatron get Earth modes.

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