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Soundwave in Transformers 2

In Transformers 2, Soundwave should transform into...

An iPod13%[ 3 ]
A Zune21%[ 5 ]
A giant 80s-style boombox42%[ 10 ]
A 5.1 home theatre surround system25%[ 6 ]

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Posted: Tue, 20th May 2008, 9:41am

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IGN have interviewed the visionary and talented writers behind the Transformers movie, who are back on board to write the sequel (hooray!). The success of the first should allow for a more flexible budget, hopefully leading to more robot screen time and actual characterisation. Intriguingly they're promising that Soundwave will make an appearance - fans of the original will remember him as the communications expert that could transform into an 80s-style cassette deck.

Given the first film's rejection of the magical 'size shifting' transformations from the cartoon, it'll be interesting to see how they avoid Soundwave being a little short for a Decepticon, especially if he is recast as something like an iPod. Perhaps they can just use the Plot Hole (sorry, I mean the 'All Spark') to get round it?
Posted: Tue, 20th May 2008, 3:00pm

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An iPod or a Zune would be cool.

I can't wait for this movie- Hopefully it won't be another one of those crap sequels unsure
Posted: Tue, 20th May 2008, 3:49pm

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Boombox FTW!!!!!
Posted: Tue, 20th May 2008, 4:33pm

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I don't know anything about Soundwave, but from the description wasn't he already in the first film. The little guy that was on Air Force One that transformed into a radio?
Posted: Tue, 20th May 2008, 5:09pm

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RodyPolis wrote:

I don't know anything about Soundwave, but from the description wasn't he already in the first film. The little guy that was on Air Force One that transformed into a radio?
This is quoted from wikipedia..

Wikipedia wrote:

2006 script reviews named Soundwave as a spying boombox on Air Force One, able to transform into a small robot, but eventually, this character was amended to being Frenzy, with Don Murphy stating that Soundwave will be reserved for a future sequel, until they can "do him right".
Posted: Tue, 20th May 2008, 6:46pm

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I hope that if he transforms into an iPod or a Zune, they won't make it a completely obvious use of product placement. biggrin
Posted: Tue, 20th May 2008, 7:31pm

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Gibs wrote:

I hope that if he transforms into an iPod or a Zune, they won't make it a completely obvious use of product placement. biggrin
Kind of like Tony Stark's use of a LG VX9400 cellphone while at the same time living in a futuristic haven of technology? Yeah. smile
Posted: Tue, 20th May 2008, 7:41pm

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Transformers 2 is shooting in my area in early June. I'm gonna see if I can get out there to investigate. According to the newspaper, an old steelworks plant is going to be used as a stand in for some location in Asia. They're looking for Asian extras and all that.

I definitely can't pass as Asian, but if I can, I'll get down there and maybe sneak some photos. The paper said there would be pyrotechnics and explosions (apparently the plant was supposed to go down anyway, but the Transformers crew made some deal with them to blow it up and use it for the movie), so hopefully it'll be a good show.
Posted: Wed, 21st May 2008, 8:08am

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Gibs wrote:

I hope that if he transforms into an iPod or a Zune, they won't make it a completely obvious use of product placement. biggrin
Yeah, because they completely avoided product placement in the first film. razz

Thinking about it, a Transformers movie is probably the only movie that can actually legitimately get away with blatant product placement.
Posted: Wed, 21st May 2008, 12:47pm

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An iPod would be the funniest thing ever. It's a little to small for a robot, though. A giant 5.1 system would be better for robot transforming purposes.
Posted: Wed, 21st May 2008, 2:43pm

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What about a giant iPod? Or even better, a giant 80's style boom box?
Posted: Thu, 22nd May 2008, 5:05am

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It'd be hilarious if it still transformed into an 80's style boom box, and all the other robots treated it like crap for being so outdated with it's silly cassette player and FM/AM receiver, while they all have built-in MP3 players with WiFi so they can download music from iTunes on the fly.

"What are the giant robots doing?"
"They're making a playlist on their built-in MP3 players."
Posted: Thu, 22nd May 2008, 8:35am

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Yeah, I'd feel sorry for Soundwave. There's Barricade, a cool cop car, and TankMan, who turns into a rather scary tank, and he's stuck sitting on the floor. His only form of attack would be to eject tapes REALLY FAST at people. Maybe while also going "hiii-yah!"