• Jul 16, 2007
That there will be a Transformers 2 is a foregone conclusion. The film's $222,000,000 domestic box-office tally in under two weeks makes the sequel a lock to happen. Tack another $100,000,000 on if you want to factor in the foreign b/o, too. Before a sequel happens, however, there will be the DVD, and we expect the TF disc to be loaded with extras. (Bay's films in the past have spawned outstanding, content-laden special-edition home versions.) Our Weblogs, Inc. pals over at Cinematical report that Mark Ryan, who voices everyone's favorite Camaro, told an interviewer, "I recently recorded more material for the DVD release of the film. It has to do with the prequel that will set up the second film."

Speculation continues after the jump.

[Source: Cinematical]

We take this to mean that Bay's prepping some "never-before-seen" footage to be included on the DVD, which will help set up the storyline he plans to follow for the sequel. There's all kinds of stuff he can do, as (mild spoiler alert) Bumblebee is the only 'bot whose arrival we don't see happen in the film. As the Autobot doing recon for the others, Bay can show us how he came to arrive on Earth, turn into the beater Camaro, find Sam, and provide other new plot tidbits that will be revisited in the sequel. (FYI, plot spoiler coming in next sentence.) Since Ryan says he's recorded new material for the DVD, however, it probably means that the prequel stuff he did involves the pre-Bumblebee-on-Earth timeframe, as in the film, Bumblebee does not have a voice until the conclusion of the film. Until then, he communicates with Sam and the other Autobots via the Camaro's car stereo because his voice was damaged in an earlier off-screen battle with the Decepticons. This is just us speculating, of course. We don't know what the disc (or discs) will hold, but from the sound of things, theres going to be some juicy new stuff to see.


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      • 7 Years Ago
      sweet
      • 7 Years Ago
      Err...I would take those comments to mean AFTER the events of the first movie, and BEFORE the events of the second. Which would create a greater enticement to buy the DVD for the "exclusive" prequel to TF2.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Actually the movie prequel comics show that bumblebee loses his voice on cybertron. Megatron rips his voice box out in retaliation for using an allspark decoy to draw him away while Optimus launches the real allspark into space. Yes, I am a huge dork.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Huh? I haven't seen it, but why wouldn't the Cam have a voice for the bridge bit? As from what he says its for the bit between Transformers 1 and 2.... I'm comfuzzled by this post :S
      • 7 Years Ago
      Love that picture of the Camaro's rear 3/4 view...
      • 7 Years Ago
      I just saw the movie too and loved it, but it was pretty clear that some of the characters were only there to be set up for the next movie. I am geussing they will add more autobots too.
      • 7 Years Ago
      yes, that was a bit of cheese; though the interplay between the kid and his parents, and then the awesome megan fox popping, with the continuing dialogue were hilarious.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I was expecting one big GM advertisement with mediocre actors. I was shocked when it was actually a great film (probably the best summer film this year). Despite only having mostly GM cars (I'm glad they used a Peterbilt truck instead of a GMC Envoy for Optimus Prime) the movie played out well. I couldn't help bu noticing they were crushing plenty of BMW's and Benz's...

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Ok!! This Camaro is one sexy beast. I can hear the till ringing already. This is not a car that is going to be very popular in urban America. However, in rural America where folks are still nursing their previous generation Camaros along, this thing will sell.

      Historically Pony cars, don't sell very well in the big cities, and the ones that do sell in the cities are sold mostly to young women, and with a V6. However, move out to the NASCAR belt, the land of Mustangs and Pick-up trucks, these things rule. So glad the Challenger won't be aavailable with a V6.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Extras? There was enough intelligence-insulting crap that MADE IT INTO the movie, what the hell could have been so bad that it got dropped?

      If Michael Bay has anything to do with #2, I guarantee I won't go see it. Get Christopher Nolan on the case, he did right by the Batman series.