March 06, 2009 02:54:32 GMT
Hot on the heels of Hugo Weaving's confession of him voicing Megatron once again for 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen', director Michael Bay confirms the return of the baddie in the sequel.
Contrary to his earlier statement to Empire, director Michael Bay has finally given out confirmation to the return of Megatron in "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen". The 44-year-old took it to his official site, Shoot for the Edit, for the verification, writing "Okay cat is out of the bag. Megatron is back - but you will only get to see him from the long lost past."
The director furthermore explained, "We go way back in time as this movie explains the mythology of the Primes." He also used the moment to clarify another circulating rumor about the killed Decepticon leader in "Transformers", "He is not a tank like everyone suggests, but an alien vehicle. But sadly he does not has much screen time."
Bay's confirmation came right after Hugo Weaving spilled the bean during his promotional effort for his Australian film, "Last Ride", that he will be heard voicing Megatron in the sequel. To AdelaideNow, Weaving said, "I've already done it. [Bay]'s over in LA and we were working on the video split sort of thing and I had this strange conversation where he seemed to imply it was all a big secret. So there you go. I've given you the secret scoop."
Meanwhile, on how the baddie will make his return, Weaving held back from spoiling the action and remained coy with his answer. "I think in the last one, doesn't Optimus Prime pick up a little bit of, a little shard of the cube, or the thing that's left, and he takes it with him," he said, adding, "Maybe there's something there...but I don't know."
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. Isabel Lucas and Rainn Wilson will be seen joining the cast. The movie will follow Sam Witwicky and Mikaela Banes as they become the target of attack by Decepticons, and chronicle the Autobots' efforts to protect the two. It is slated for theatrical release in the U.S. on June 24.