Paramount has whipped up a handy little Transformers roll call list for Michael Bay's sequel. So who made the cut?
Here's the list:
USA Today has a great picture of The Doctor, featured up top. I've always thought the smaller Decepticons were much scarier than the big bots, and the picture holds up this theory. Also you can see what Constructicons will be popping up in the movie to form the Devastator.
Yahoo has another look at the leaping Ravage, who thankfully won't be speaking:
"We wanted to stay true to the idea that Decepticons who take visual clues from beasts maintain that," says Orci. "It would be strange to have a talking jaguar, or a scorpion with an English accent."
Another interesting Transformer to watch is the crotchety old Jetfire, a former Decepticon who now fights for the good guys, and transforms into a SR-71 Blackbird. Bay describes him:
"He's old, craggy, forgetful ... doesn't work very well. Can't transform very well, because he's very geriatric. They get stuck with him a lot," Bay says. "He knows the plan of the bad guys, but he forgets all the good parts of the plan."
Arcee will indeed be Megan Fox's pink motorbike transformer, but there's no way she can out-cute Skids and Mudflap.
"Some of the junior Transformers are just dumb," Bay says with a laugh. "But it's great for kids because they're like the Little Engine That Could. They're (screw)-ups, but they get really heroic at the end."