While director Michael Bay insisted that Megatron, the killed Decepticon leader in "Transformers", won't be featured in the sequel, "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" screenwriter Roberto Orci claimed the opposite. Breaking his silence over the speculation of Megatron's return, he gave out confirmation that the evil transforming robot will indeed return in the sequel.
"Megatron returns!", so Orci wrote in a posting at TFW 2005 when responding to a fan's request for some kind of info over the sequel. He then added further that fans should "Keep it quiet!" of the spoiler. While revealing that the robot voiced by Hugo Weaving in the first film will be seen in the sequel, the man behind widely anticipated "Star Trek" didn't share whether other rumors concerning Megatron, including the one that said Megatron will be brought back by the Autobots, are true or not.
The speculation of Megatron to be seen in "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" has made its rounds since CHUD reported that "Megatron could be brought back by the Autobots, who need him to conquer the new menace." However, in Empire's new 2009 preview issue, director Michael Bay was quoted denying the rumor, saying "He's not in this movie. That's not misinformation. The tank design you may have seen is just Hasbro coming up with a new toy."
Set a year after the end of the hit 2007 "Transformers", "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" sees Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson and John Turturro reprising their roles and Isabel Lucas as well as Rainn Wilson joining the cast. Slated for June 24 U.S. release, it follows Sam Witwicky and Mikaela Banes as they become the target of attack by Decepticons, and the Autobots' efforts to protect the two.