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The Seeds and the Allspark are different stages in the evolution of the "Creators'" technologyThe Seeds can create "transformium" from any available matter, but that's it. The Allspark, on the other hand, can imbue electronic/mechanical devices with Sparks, which then transmute the devices into transformium, but cannot affect complex organic matter the way the Seeds can. The Allspark most likely started off as a way to refine the functionality of transformium-made devices but was developed (or developed on its own) into creating greater products than was originally expected.
Brawl/Devastator and Blackout in the 2007 film were part of Starscream's BrigadeOr some tiny subgroup thereof. Sure there's evidence in the comics that Blackout challenged Starscream's leadership, but in a G1 episode of the same name Starscream creates his own brigade (after being thrown out by Megatron, it should be noted)—made up of the Blitzwing-inspired Brawl (Captain Ersatz much?), and a Helicopter named Vortex—which was one of the early drafts for what was going to be Soundwave and ended up being Blackout.
In the 2007 movie, Optimus Prime is not Megatron's brother. No less a source than Prime himself explains that he and Megatron once ruled Cybertron side-by-side, Prime's compassion balancing out Megatron's strictness, until Megatron grew power-hungry and attempted to take the power of the Allspark for himself. As well, the line in which Prime calls Megatron his brother comes after Megatron's death, as a solemn regret, so its meaning could easily be more symbolic than literal; brothers-in-arms rather than actual siblings.
The events at the end of the movie were orchestrated by Barricade or one of the other surviving Decepticons.Think about it. Dismantling the agency responsible for dealing with alien invasion, after it has been proven that aliens exist. Not to mention disposing of the bodies of the aliens themselves, which had been previously described as the source of all modern technology. Why Barricade, and not, say, Starscream? Well, for starters, Starscream was involved in the final battle, while Barricade is seen on the highway before the Bonecrusher vs Optimus fight, then disappears from the movie. Also, in the movie tie-in novels, as well as any profile of him anywhere, Barricade's portrayed as just the sort who would do that kind of thing, just so he could make anyone who trusted him feel really dumb about it.
The events leading up to the 2007 movie, from Megatron growing power-mad to the Allspark being shot into space, resulted from the device itself becoming corrupted somehow.How else could you explain that everything that the Allspark gave life after its arrival on earth turned out to be homicidal?
Movie-Starscream was the first jet to fire on Megatron at the end.Starscream has a little fun with the F-22s, bumping them around (at Mach something) and such, before falling back into formation flawlessly, somewhere about three jets back. When the F-22s strafe Megatron, we only see two come into frame while a third, off screen jet, fires the missiles that begin the barrage.
The All Spark from the movie came from Unicron and he's been using Megatron to try and reclaim it.The All Spark is actually a prison Unicron used to trap the souls of the people on the planets he ate so he could continue to feed on their suffering. At some point, somebody managed to steal it from him and used it to create the Transformers, presumably with the intention that they would one day confront Unicron and destroy him once and for all. Unicron found out about this, but for whatever reason he was unable to attack Cybertron directly, perhaps because that would risk destroying the All Spark. Instead he contacted Megatron and convinced him to start a war over the All Spark, which would ultimately lead to it being sent into space where Unicron could retrieve it. Also, Megatron was used to recover the souls that had escaped the cube. In the novelization & drafts of the film's script, Megatron is shown eating the sparks of his victims. In fact, the idea for destroying the All Spark by pushing it into Megatron's own spark may have been the result of disinformation planted by Unicron, with the true intention that Megatron would become the All Spark and eventually be absorbed back into Unicron when his mission of death and destruction was complete.
Consuming the All Spark will transform Movie-Megatron into Galvatron.Optimus Prime was rather insistent that he be the one whose chest they stick the cube in. Why? Because he feared Megatron absorbing all that power. Great work there, Sam.
Optimus' broadcast at the end of the 2007 movie will reach Unicron.This easily ties in with the theory that the sequel will essentially be an adaptation of the animated movie. The fact that the Fallen, Unicron's first servant, is set to appear in the sequel seems to suggest that they have plans to involve Unicron in the film franchise, even if he's not in the second movie.
Dispensor is the living embodiment of PrimusBow and worship before His refreshing selection of beverages, and beware, lest you incur His fearsome fizzy divine wrath.
The Matrix is the new AllsparkThe novelization mentions that it has absorbed all the Allspark knowledge that was stored in Sam, and not only does it have more than enough stored energon of its own, Fallen mentions that the power of the allspark can only be transferred as well- the most likely receptacle being the Matrix. We know from Optimus that it has the power to bestow life, and with the knowledge stored on the Allspark, it now knows how to make new life. Presumably it can now be used to give life to new Transformers, and perhaps even resurrect Cybertron.
Optimus Prime is under the delusion that he's the HighlanderWould explain why he keeps going for the head and face of his enemies. And you could call the Dynasty of Primes the "Princes of the Universe".
Optimus Prime has a fetish for heads and faces.In the first move he cut Bonecrusher's head off and tried to tear off Megatron's. In the second movie, he Blew Demolishor's head off, tore Grindor's head in half, blasted half Megatron's head off, and tore the Fallen's face off while screaming "GIVE ME YOUR FACE". The bot's obsessed.
Sam and Mikaela's relationship is held together almost entirely by adrenaline.It's been scientifically proven that action and danger cause arousal. And I really shouldn't have to explain the rest.
The Cybertronians are run on Spiral Power.This is why Sam can reform the matrix, and why he was able to use the allspark to kill Megatron (as opposed to bring him back to life like it should have) similarly, the Allspark, Sparks and the Matrix (and possibly the Primes?) are all vessels of Spiral energy, however, they are limted in their capacity, which is why humans like Sam are so useful, they're living Mac Guffins.
Sam Witwicky's car is really Bumblebee.He started off with a beat up 1970's Camaro, but it suddenly became a shiny new 2009 model? Whenever Bumblebee's onscreen, you never see his car? Something's up here... (tradition, I know...)
In The Movie, Humans are also created by the AllsparkIt can seed life on a barren planet. Enough said.
Herbie was a DecepticonHe was sent to search for the Matrix of Leadership, but grew to like Earth, and deserted.
EVERYTHING IS EVERYONE.Every new vehicle spotted on the film set can be any G1 character, regardless of faction or alternate mode.
Armageddon took place in the same universe as the Transformers film series.Hence the guy's 'million times cooler' comment in the first film: presumably the asteroid crisis is generally referred to as Armageddon, following the President's example.
Several scenes in the film were inspired by the song Dare To Be StupidThis video and the song match too well to be a simple coincidence. Also (not shown in the video), the dog's name is Mojo ("Get your mojo working now") and Frenzy stares at some goldfish in a scene ("It's like spitting on a fish").
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
Optimus Prime is DeadHe died in action some time between the first and second movies. Most of the Autobot team wasn't present, however, and Grimlock scanned the body and replaced him to keep the loss from crushing Autobot morale. This is why Optimus turns into such a Blood Knight in the later movies. Granted this doesn't explain the whole "Only a Prime can kill the Fallen" bit, but it's possible that's just misinformation, thrown out by the Fallen himself as an attempt at a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy. Grimlock doesn't care about prophecies, only ripping off faces, so t works.
Earth and Cybertron have a bigger connection than the obviousThink about it. The Allspark was thrown into space, and drifts for thousands of years, and what planet does it land on? The planet where there just happens to be a Cybertronian Sun-exploder. Where a massive robot civil war was fought and, in fact, probably started. Where the corpses of most of the original Cybertronians form a tomb for another Cybertronian MacGuffin. This cannot be coincidence.
Alicereally is.. When Alice revealed her self to be a Decepticon pretender, we didn't get any other information on who she really is, here are my guesses:
Soundwave Is Decepticon Mission ControlSoundwave's alt mode in Revenge of the Fallen is a satellite, which isn't particularly threatening. Yet, what other form would be better for coordinating a worldwide Decepticon invasion? It's also in character for Soundwave, he who let his cassettes do the fighting, if he shows up with dozens of Decepticon protoforms and starts slinging them at the proper targets - A city, the desert, a carrier group - while he stays in orbit and runs the show.
The Fallen Will Be On FireBecause ya gotta do it.
The 2007 Movie's Sequel will tie into the Animated Movie's storyline.Think for a second. There has to be a sequel to this, and you can't have Transformers movies without both Megatron and Unicron. The solution? Try taking the first movie, add in a few Unicron references, then paste everything in the G1 movie starting at the point where Unicron finds near-death Megatron. Voila, instant plothole filling.
The climax of Revenge of the Fallen will be a three, maybe four-way battleWe'd have the Autobots vs. the Fallen vs. Megatron and the Decepticons loyal to him vs. Starscream and the 'Cons loyal to him. Keep in mind this is only if traditional roles are kept.
Springer will show up in Big Damn Heroes momentSpringer has both a Legends class, and more damningly, a Robot Heroes toy. So if a green Osprey shows up, get ready.
Dispensor will appear in the climax of Revenge of the Fallen in a Big Damn Heroes momentHe's too popular and awesome not to! It doesn't matter that he was killed off in a prequel comic either; according to the Axiom Nexus classification system, comics are in a separate (though related) continuity stream from live action movies.
The whole "drain a sun" thing was an elaborate setup by the other seven Primes to test FallenGoes along with the above theory. They suspected that he'd defected to Unicron, but didn't know for sure, so they set up a test with a very Unicronian modus operandi- mass destruction for energy- to see if he would destroy even something with life, in which case he'd be confirmed as defecting (its also possible that they were simply gauging how much he enjoyed destroying stuff). He caught them off guard, as they didn't expect him to stab them in the back.
The Fallen survivedUnicron saved his spark. He put it into a new, even more fiery body, and sent it into the Primax time stream cluster/ continuity cluster- aka, G1 stuff, where he was eventually trapped in a sub-dimension by a black hole.
The Mountain Dew machine that appears in Revenge Of The Fallen is DispensorWhen he was badly injured by Rachet in the comics (something he no doubt survived), he retreated to bide his time and fight smarter, not harder. He was hanging around promising places in his alternate mode, trying to gather intel and figure out which side he should go with and what to do to avoid being almost killed again.
Michael Bay accidentally displaced the name of Rampage and Bonecrusher
Frenzy was originally an Autobot.His eyes are blue, whereas all the other Decepticons we see have red eyes. Revenge of the Fallen reveals that Transformers can choose to switch sides. It seems likely that Frenzy was born an Autobot but - being a homicidal little creep - defected to the Decepticons the first chance he got. Frenzy is arguably the most loyal of the Decepticons, which makes perfect sense if he consciously chose to become one.
The Primes were created by the 40K Necrons.Seeing the Fallen it makes sense: Egyptian feel, skeletal appearance, drains stars for energy, sounds like they were originally created by the Necrons. In this case though, they may have rebelled-with the Fallen being the only one still loyal to his creators.
The Twins are just using Obfuscating Stupidity.Could two uneducated hicks really take on Devastator and survive the experience? They just act stupid to throw everybody off.
Prime DOESN'T have a creepy face fetish.The original Primes all seem to have Egyptian-style faces like the Fallen. After betraying his brothers, the Fallen was no longer worthy to wear this symbol of the Primes, hence "Give me your face!" His other face attacks are actually humane - they send the victim into stasis lock without permanently destroying its spark.
The Twins died at the hands of Devastator.Owing to the massive controversy surrounding these two characters, it's highly unlikely that they'll be back for the third film. So the writers will probably just say that Devastator got them off screen.
The Twins are victims of the war, having spent their entire childhood during it....which is why they're so socially inept and utterly stupid. They're clearly very young- the Cybertronian equivalent of thirteen at best. Likely, they were sparked just before the Allspark was jettisonned. As a result, they grew up as Child Soldiers, with no formal education or genuine childhood experiences, resulting in the emotionally stunted illiterate buffoons we see in the movie.
The "drain the sun" thing was a plan to recreate the Allspark
The Shanghai clash had NEST resources being misdirectedThe original plan was to intercept Sideways using Arcee and the Twins, while Ironhide, Sideswipe and NEST's human forces dealt with Demolishor and Optimus was left in reserve. However, since Skids and Mudflap screwed up, Sideswipe had to be diverted to assist Arcee, leaving Ironhide and the humans understaffed against a robot who probably qualifies for Person of Mass Destruction status by sheer dint of size alone. Once they failed to contain him, the reserve gets brought in. Sideways might even have been supposed to be captured alive. (But hey, Sideswipe.)
Optimus Prime is a dorf.From Artistic License - Geography:
I know Optimus Prime's pretty awesome, but punching an opponent so hard he flies five hundred miles or so?Now who else do we know of who can do that◊ sort of thing?
Revenge of the Fallen has set things in place for the coming of Unicron.In four points:
Sam Witwicky IS Unicron
Movieverse!The Fallen (and by proxy, the Fallen PERIOD) is an avatar of Nyarlathotep.Let's think; he's alien, he's manipulative, he's supernatural, he's extremely powerful and ancient, he works from the shadows, and he's a multiversal singularity. Not to mention his ties to Egypt and his more-than-passing resemblance to the Crawling Chaos's "Black Man" avatar.....
SAM is the true leader of the Autobots, not Optimus.The ghosts of the Primes said that the Matrix of Leadership is earned, and Sam earned it when he was resurrected. Optimus only had it from then on because Sam gave it to him, much in the way Optimus gave it to Ultra Magnus in the cartoon movie Ultra Magnus was not chosen for it, so while he had it for a while it eventually when to Rodimus Prime.
The Fallen had a reason for the harvester being on EarthIt was for for gathering energon to awaken Unicron, who is the Earth!
Optimus' line "Give me your face!" is not bad writing, it's a character trait.Optimus Prime is terrible at coming up with pre and post-mortem one-liners. Think about it. In his fight with the Fallen, he says two really bad lines; "Give me your face!" and "You fall, I rise." within minutes of each other. And in Dark of the Moon, he weakly says "You die." after killing a Decepticon.
The miniature Insecticon that located Sam and Mikaela in Egypt was Waspinator.He/it looked like a wasp, was tiny and got scrapped 1 second after showing on screen. Oh, and it emitted a sad beep upon death. Naww, why universe hate Wazzzpinator?
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
Sentinel Prime's real name is Galvatroneh makes sense Leonard Nimoy is Sentinel's voice over actor also they could have made Megatron and Galvatron 2 separate characters for this new movie universe anyway.
Daniel will either appear or be hinted at in the third movie
The next movie will end just like the original 1985 movie didUnicron attacks, incumbent Prime unleashes the Matrix on him, causing Stan Bush to play and Big U to go boom.
Jetfire will be back in the 3rd film.The Autobots & humans now possess the Matrix, which, as demonstrated on Optimus, can bring deceased Transformers back to life. Furthermore, when Jetfire ripped his Spark out of his own chest, it looks like it remained intact. The Autobots could concievably(sp?) grab his Spark, keep it on "life-support", and pull out another SR-71 out of human storage, or just find him a new altmode, and then use the Matrix's power - and Ratchet's skills - to change the vehicle into a new body for him and then implant his Spark in it. Plus, Jetfire was so awesome that there's no way he won't gain a respectable fan following, which would be incentive to bring him back for Film 3. (Then again, this might all just be wishful thinking on this Jetfire fan's part)
The Twins will have different voices in the third film.Somebody will point out early on how offensive they are, & it'll become a running gag that everytime we see them they're trying out new voices, with different riddiculous accents. Good way to throw in Shout Outs to all the other silly accents that have been used over the years (Mudflap, Blitzwing, etc.), complete with the original voice actors in cameo roles.
Transformers will take at least partially on Cybertron and an consist of an Enemy Mine.Recent interviews state that Shockwave will be the villian of the third movie. Traditionally, Shockwave stayed behind on Cybertron while the other Decepticons ventured forth for whatever they needed to do in that particular continuity. The third movie will involve Optimus and Megatron and thier respective bands teaming up to battle Shockwave, who has gone round the bend due to prolonged isolation and has... oh, moved Cybertron close to Earth, is Cyberforming Earth, something big and explosiony.
After Transformers 3 milks Unicron for all he's worth, Michael Bay will move on to milking the Beast Wars.There's no way he's going to abandon the cash cow franchise after the third movie is finished, and the beast era would be the next place to take the film franchise. Since the beast era lacks Puny Earthlings that get in the way of the bot-carnage, Michael Bay can take his explosion lust to new levels. Maximals and Predacons? Boom! Alien Stonehenge? Kaboom! Mountains of raw energon? Kaboom boom!! Waspinator? Kaboom every three minutes. Vok Superweapon? Earth-Shattering Kaboom!!! Optimus Primal? Kaboom-Revive-Kaboom again. Of course, this will ruin Beast Wars forever, but what Hasn't been Ruined Forever by this point?
Sam will gain the nickname Spike in the third movieBy climbing up a giant Decepticon and stabbing it in multiple weakspots with a spike until it dies
Earth's moon is actually Unicron in disguiseWe know that the title of the third movie is "The Dark of the Moon", and it wouldn't be the first time he's taken a nap while disguised as the natural satellite of his next target. Presumably, the title refers to something on the Dark Side of the Moon that can wake him up again or reveals who it is- maybe his gaping maw?
If the rumors that Skids & Mudflap now have more black in their colors is trueThey will, at some point, start singing "Back in Black" by AC/DC.
Grimlock will be a major character in the third movieConsider Alice from ROTF, also known as the Deceptislut. According to the tie-in comic, that form was scanned from an animatronic Alice from a new (fictional) Disneyland attraction. So there is a precedent that Movieverse Transformers can take on Altmodes that at least LOOK Organic. Remember that Steven Speilberg is involved in this movie. After crashing on Earth, Grimlock will scan the animatronic T-Rex used in Jurassic Park. And it will be AWESOME.
In Dark Of The Moon, Megatron will be killed by either Starscream or Shockwave
Dark of the Moon will become better-received with time.Isn't that what happened to The Empire Strikes Back, which received similar mixed reviews upon release? Anyway, audience reaction for DOTM seems to be much more favorable compared to critics' reaction than for ROTF - while most people who enjoyed ROTF admitted that they just wanted to watch 2 hours of explosions, many people are outright praising DOTM. Now, the movie has enough flaws so that it'll never be respected on ESB's level, but 20 years from now DOTM will probably be remembered as an overall good movie and maybe even a "pseudo-classic" similar to the Predator movies.
Mikaela went to jailHer bad girl tendencies caught up with her again, which is why Sam has her dog despite them breaking up.
DONALD TRUMP IS A DECEPTICON COLLABORATOR!!!The human bad guy spends practically the entire second half of the movie operating out of Trump Tower. You think Donald wouldn't notice that one of his major property pieces is crawling with decepticons. Trump is the secret human Big Bad of the series.
Carly is a PretenderShe was planted in the British embassy to learn political secrets, but when she happened to meet Sam at the White House the plan changed and she was ordered to get close to him. To do this, she was got a job from Dylan, the human ally of the Decepticons. At some point, she either fell In Love with the Mark (or Bumblebee) or is just really determined to keep her cover after being kidnapped. She was never in any real danger until she ended up surrounded by a bunch of human mercenaries. That's also why Megatron didn't kill her when she called him Sentinel's bitch - she was on his side!
People are going to make Laserbeak/Jerry Wang slashfics very, very soon.Because let's face it, eventually someone's gonna do it.
After the planned Decepticon takeover, humanity would be used as not as slaves, but as breeding stock for future slaves.Considering the size of Cybertron as seen in through the space bridge (at least as large as one of our solar system's gas giants), it seems improbable that a mere six billion defiant, untrained, and physically puny humans would be much good for the surely hazardous slave labor in reconstruction. It seems more likely that the existing human population would be used to breed a conditioned population of slaves, over the course of several thousand to a couple of million years (a perfectly reasonable timescale, given Cybertronian lifespans), more than enough time to crush their cultures and any concept of resistance (save, perhaps, for a class of human Quislings used as overseers), and work in any biological adaptations through deliberate husbandry or natural selection that would better suit the fleshings for work under their Decepticon masters. Afterwards, once their usefulness has been fulfilled, they could simply be exterminated like any other vermin, or possibly kept as domestic pets, or to be hunted for sport.
Mikaela ran off with ArceeSam and Mikaela's relationship seemed pretty rock-solid for her to simply "dump him," and only a short time after the end of ROTF. Perhaps it took something as extreme as her, er, switching teams...and phyla...and carbon-based biochemistry... Also, Michael Bay booted 'em both off the series, so they already have one thing in common. After a chance meeting in the aftermath of Egypt, a little Florence Nightingale Effect, and a whirlwind few weeks of introspection and coming to terms with unexpected new feelings the two took off on a journey of bonding, romance and self-discovery on the open roads. Probably involving that "riding bike with no handlebars" pose like in City of Angels, too...no, not like that.
Resurrection via Matrix of Leadership gives a powerupMaking the resurrected individual measurably more effective in battle. This is why the newly revived Optimus could curb-stomp Megatron in ROTF despite being outmatched in the first movie; unfortunately, Sentinel got the same powerup, which was why he was able to outmatch the powered up Optimus.
Mikeala left because......Sam cheated on her, for reals this time, with Carly. He was shown flirting with Carly the second he got his medal, which must of happened only shortly after the end of ROTF. He was still clearly with Mikeala at the end of the second film, so its likely he and Carly transformed and rolled out while still with Mikeala, and she left when she found out. For the sake of his relationship with his parents, they agreed to not tell them the truth, which is why they were so nice to Carly. Also, the reason Wheelie stuck with Sam was because in Cybertron, monogomy is rare and an unusual practise, and having mutliple 'mates' is normal to them, so Wheelie didn't understand why she got so mad about it and stuck with Sam.
Sentinel Prime wanted so desperately to rebuild Cybertron because he knew Cybertron is PrimusBeing a Prime, it's likely that if anyone was aware of this, Sentinel was. However, the information was never passed on to Optimus because everything during the war happened so abruptly and there was no time to do so. He wanted to make sure that Cybertron/Primus was at his full power, just in case Unicron decided to show up. Robot God probably wouldn't be at 100% after millions of years of his body being battered by war. Sentinel Prime didn't initially want to enslave anyone to rebuild Cybertron, but as the situation became more desperate, there wasn't any better or faster solution, and he became obsessed with getting the job done that he crossed the Moral Event Horizon. Consequently, his lines about the Transformers being gods on Cybertron were more literal than they seemed, since the Transformers are Primus's children. And the "needs of the many" bit wasn't just an example of Actor Allusion and Sentinel Prime viewing humans as insects, since there are more Cybertronians than humans in the first place. If Cybertron isn't rebuilt and Unicron decides to eat it, it would probably threaten the universe as a whole. There are almost certainly way more lifeforms in the universe than just humans and Transformers. Furthermore, the Autobots destroying the Space Bridge will be a massive Nice Job Breaking It, Hero, since it seemed like it either took out a huge chunk of Cybertron or got rid of the planet completely. For those thinking that this idea would contradict AllSpark background we've already been given, they could always just go with the idea that it's just an object with Primus's power that he set up to create the Transformers in the first place.
The switch to handheld weapons was for simplicity and to conserve energon.All their previous weapons used energon from their sparks to fuel the ammo. With the Autobots residing on Earth and assisting the humans in their conflicts, they've learnt that weapons which share their ammo with your lifespan isn't a good idea, and switched to instead limiting their ammo to seperate storing, in the form of handheld weapons, in order to avoid draining their sparks through constant warfare.
Optimus Prime's trailer is actually Jetfire.In the second movie, Optimus Prime uses Jetfire's parts as a jetpack. In the third movie, Optimus Prime is suddenly sporting a trailer that turns into a jetpack. Ergo, Jetfire is the trailer.
The Transformers film trilogy/series actually takes place in the Shattered Glass universe.The Shattered Glass is the typical 'morality flip' universe done for Transformers: the Autobots are evil, the Decepticons are good, etc. This very lengthy analysis of the first three films demonstrates that there seems to be a LOT of stuff going beneath the surface that suggests, as the Weird Al song goes, everything you know is wrong, and that the true villains all along were the Autobots and Prime. Age of Extinction raises some extra questions, but does not do anything to overtly DISPROVE the theory presented in the link. Though considering how overtly flipped everything is in the original Shattered Glass universe, this may be a more subtle version of it.
Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
Optimus Prime will be Killed Off for Real, and Bumblebee will become Leader of the Autobots.Out of all the characters that have appeared in the trailers and TV spots, Optimus Prime is the only one with the same shots and dialogue repeated over and over. Coupled with the transcript of Prime's leaked voiceover, him not making it by the end wouldn't be that out there of an assumption.
Age of Extinction will finally have the theme song playAt least during the credits or as an instrumental remix. Because, come on, it's been three movies and we've never had the themesong play in any of the actual movies.
Unicron will be in the fourth movie and so will Galvatron
The fourth movie will be a flashforward, and the protagonist will be DanielWhether it follows the plot of the '85 movie to any degree remains to be seen, but Shia LaBoeuf has expressed no interest in returning to the series- a timeskip is the perfect way to recast him, and the fact that he just hooked up with Carly is the perfect segue into introducing a new teen progagonist in the form of Daniel.
The next movie will involve a threat great enough that Optimus will need to use the Matrix to revive MegatronEither because Megatron is the only one with knowledge to stop it, or he's the only fighter good enough when at his peak. Naturally, this will enable him to escape at the end and lead to even further sequels.
The protagonist of the fourth film will be female.Specifically, she'll be an actual Action Girl and have a really nice gun.
In the fourth film, Sideswipe will of officially taken over the role of The Lancer to OptimusAs Ironhide did in the second when Jazz died. Since Ironhide died and Sideswipe is the most similar to those two (Being a sleak and shiny sports car like Jazz and a detirmined and battle hungry soldier like Ironhide), it's only natural he would take the helm as Prime's number 2. Plus he could use the extra spotlight.
List Decepticons who are likely to appear in the fourth movie.
List Autobots who are to likely appear in the fourth movie.
The fourth film will be a P.O.V. Sequel following Mikaela and/or Leo.This way, we'll be able to see what the were up to during the events of Dark of the Moon.
Transformers 4 will end with Dylan Gould's father visting his grave and swearing to avenge his death.
The villains of Transformers 4 will be the Cybertronian Empire lead by either Nova Prime, Jhiaxus or Liege Maximo.
Wreck-Gar will appear Transformers 4 or in the later sequels.He'll be a Composite Character of himself (G1 and Animated) and NUL-A. Like his Animated counterpart, he reveals to have been created by the AllSpark in the first movie. And like NUL-A, he's been living on a garbage dump ever since. This troper thinks Jim Carrey can do a perfect job voicing him.
There will be a G.I. Joe / Transformer crossover.I seem to recall a cartoon episode of the original Transformers akin to this. They are, anyway, owned by the same company.
Sam will become a HEADMASTERAnd of course Bumblebee will be his master partner
It has been said that there will be controversy regarding the Argosy vehicle's identityPerhaps, the vehicle is introduced as Ultra Magnus (one that the rumored company creating Transformers in the film possibly created), but later on is revealed to be a revived Megatron/Galvatron since he is heavily rumored to appear in the film?
Cade's wife died in Chicago
The Dinobots start out bad, but later switch sidesIn the teaser, Grimlock had red eyes, which is the key trait of a Decepticon. So, perhaps the Decepticons reprogram them to fight against the Autobots, only for the Autobots to undo the reprogramming before the final battle.
Ratchet and possibly other returning Autobots will die early on.We see him in the trailer getting hunted and fired at by humans, and he has no figures, nor was his prop car ever seen on set. He'll probably only briefly show in that scene where he's killed. Maybe not even with any lines. If Sideswipe Dino and the Wreckers show up they'll likely have similar fates, since only Optimus and Bee were confirmed to have major roles and fight in the big finale in China.
Sam, Lennox, Epps. and the other old human allies were killed.We see the government officials beating up Cade's daughter and pulling out guns at the drop of a hat. Since the world has turned on the bots and it's not likely Sam and friends would just let the Autobots run off, and the humans hunting them would probably figure they'd have info on them...well it probably wouldn't end well for them. Sam especially since Bee seems to have definitely been caught at some point. And its confirmed none of the older human characters will show up in any capacity.
Lockdown is working for Unicron.
The Dinobots were the products of the secret human organization.Michael Bay had stated a disinterest in including the Dinobots in previous films, implying that he did not think they had a logical reason to come into existence in the film universe. Well, aside from scanning animatronic theme-park dinosaurs, this seems like the best way to bring them in. Also the lack of facial features on the toys' robot modes (rare for a movie-verse Transformer whose name doesn't end in "-wave") lends credence to the hypothesis that they were created as drones.note
The Dinobots will retain their speech patterns from the original cartoon.
Lockdown is working for the Quintessons.Seems like a slam-dunk given Lockdown's line to Optimus in the most recent trailer: "You think you were born? You were built— and they want you back". Given Ehren Kruger's apparent fondness for the G1 cartoon (based on DOTM's plot), the Quintessons are a perfect match for this description.
The reason Harold Attinger hates Transformers is because his wife was killed in Chicago during the events of Dark of the Moon.
Drift was hiding in Japan before the Autobots were called back together.He has a helicopter form, so it stands to reason he could cross the ocean with ease. And there's a throw-away line in the beginning of the movie about a few other countries getting a hold of Cybertronian technology, one of them being Japan. It's possile Drift decided to hang out there, maybe made a friend or two, and developed a very strong fondness of the culture while he was there.
The AllSpark came from the Creators.
The Creators are not the Quintessons.
Bumblebee meet up with Sam and Carly after AOE.It's a heartwarming reunion, and Sam is glad to know Optimus is still alive. And they have a son named Daniel.
The U.S. government shuts down Cemetery Wind.But some members went underground and will continue to be enemies. They will reform into a terrorist organization similar to MECH.
Seymour Simmons went into hiding.
Theories for the 5th and 6th films
The sequels will mostly take place in outer space.
Hot Rod will join the main cast.
Books, comics and other supplemental works
The Decepticons from "The Veiled Threat" and the Decepticons from "Alliance" are the same guys with different namesThink about it. Comics!Incinerator and Novel!Ruination turn into the same thing, and Ruination survives the novel to die in the comics. Comics!Gunbarrel/Novel!Payload and Comics!Reverb/Novel!Blademaster have the same altmodes thing going on as Incinerator/Ruination, as well as ambiguous fates to match up with the fact that Reverb and Gunbarrel aren't shown dying. Still working on Swindle and Deadend (they died in the comics before the novel starts). Maybe Swindle is Fracture and Deadend is one of the other Dead Ends from the ROTF toyline?
The whole "13 original transformers" thing from the comics still applies; they are still multiversal nexuses
Alan Dean Foster (the author of the novels) screwed up his scale chart for the DecepticonsIn Ghosts of Yesterday, Bonecrusher is described in the prose as fucking enormous (my words). Barricade is implied to be huge as well, as he fights both Ratchet and Bumblebee at once. Blackout, on the other hand, is not indicated to be particularly large. Roughly, compared to the scales in the movie proper, movie!Blackout should be about the same size as novel!Bonecrusher, movie!Bonecrusher should be about the same size as novel!Barricade, and movie!Barricade should be about the same size as novel!Blackout. Somehow, this has not been rectified in Veiled Threat, where Barricade is indicated to be the size of Optimus Prime. Is this one of those cases where a guy makes a mistake, refuses to admit it, and makes himself look silly in the process of acting like he's always been right?