As great as Transformers was (everyone knows how much I dug the first film… flaws and all), one of the things that most people seem to universally agree on is how misused Megatron was. No, I’m not talking about his design (which I thought was really good actually), but how little he was used, how little we saw him fight, how little we saw him interact with Starscream and how unceremoniously he was killed.
Now, while most of us all assumed that Megatron would be back for Transformers 2, we haven’t really heard anything official yet about it (since he know the main villain will be “The Fallen”). But now our friends over at CHUD are giving us some word on Megatron:
OK, I don’t think there’s a soul out there who will be surprised when Megatron returns in Transformers 2*. If the current incarnation of the script follows the beats of a previous incarnation (which did not feature The Fallen), Megatron may be getting brought back by the Autobots, who need him to conquer the new menace. But I’ve learned that this time he won’t be that weird alien jet. This time he’s a tank.
This seems to go along with previous stuff we’ve heard about the possibility of Autobots and Decepticons needing to team up to fight another force. I’m not huge on that notion myself… but I must admit it would be pretty cool to see Optimus Prime and Megatron fighting side by side… whoever they team up against is basically screwed.
Brining him back as a tank isn’t a bad idea, and it will please a lot of people who didn’t like the space jet look for him last time… plus it would give them an excuse to put a canon on his arm… which will make even more people happy.