Of all of the classic takes on the Transformers characters which we’ve seen in the ‘Bumblebee‘ promotional material so far, there is one notable one missing. Megatron, leader of the Decepticons, has been fully absent, and you shouldn’t expect that to change when you end up seeing the movie. While this might seem like a major misstep on director Travis Knight‘s side, it looks like he had storyboarded an entire scene with the villain who couldn’t be used in the movie.
The reason why is it would have been a considerable continuity error thanks to Michael Bay’s films.
According to Knight:
“I had this whole thing boarded where we’re where we see [Decepticon leader] Megatron, and he comes in like Sauron, just blowing shit up and laying waste to everything.
The problem with this is that Megatron would have been frozen in place on Earth during the ’80s so couldn’t be on Cybertron or active on Earth.
Knight went on to say:
“So even though I really wanted to see G1 Megatron on the battlefield at the fall Cybertron, I couldn’t do it. But I wanted to fit as much of this G1 stuff I loved in there, and so I put my favorite characters in. Obviously, there are ones I wish I could put in there, and I would love to see an entire movie about the fall of Cybertron because I think it’s awesome, but just to be able to visit it for a moment, to see the Cybertron of my imaginations on the big screen, it was a real thrill.”
So while we’re going to get a heavy dose of Generation 1 visuals on the big screen, Megatron won’t be one of them.
Would you have loved to see an original version of Megatron in the movie? Is it understandable as to why it couldn’t be included? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.
‘Bumblebee’ will transform and roll into your local theaters on December 21st, 2018!