Has a resourceful fan uncovered the first promotional poster for Michael Bay's Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen sequel, or is this simply the latest in Bay's attempts to drown the internet in pranks and misinformation? Potential spoilers - or maybe just foilers - ahead.
The poster first appeared online at the Seibertron message board, who were very quick to distance themselves from the source:
We do not know about the validity of this source, but a poster has been seen that supposedly advertises the now filming Transformers live action movie picture, "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen". The picture is distorted, but be wary of possible spoilers if legit.
"Distorted" is a polite way of describing the small grainy shot, but even the low-resolution pic was enough to get fans at the TFormers message boards into detective mode:
I think it's a photoshop...the face is TOO much Bay-like. Namely, that one CG image of Megatron you see anywhere. Note the way the eyes and cheeks line up.
A comparison is provided and, sure enough, they do look very similar:
Others aren't so convinced:
That is real. The head is Galvatron. Behind him is Unicron going towards Earth (Unicron below Galvatron's head and Earth behind his head).
Leave it to the movie's screenwriter, Robert Orci, to wrap everything up:
never seen [the poster] before.
Of course, that doesn't mean that it's definitely a fake... What if Orci has been recruited into the disinformation campaign as well...?
Transformers ROTF Promotional Poster Rumor [Seibertron]