Soundwave Confirmed For Transformers 2

Good news for Transformers fans, Soundwave will appear in the Transformers sequel. When Michael Bay was developing Transformers, rumor had it that Soundwave would make an appearance (possibly as a modern day MP3 player). And while that never happened in the original film, screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have confirmed that Soundwave is included in  the script for Transformers 2.

"We had to get Soundwave in there," Orci told IGN. "You know, we had Ravage in an early draft of the first movie and Soundwave, and we couldn't do it right and I think this time hopefully we'll have the ability to do it."

For those who don't know, Soundwave is one of the most recognized original Transformers characters. You might remember Soundwave as the Decepticon which could transform into a microcassette recorder. As the Decepticon Communications Officer, he can detect and jam radio transmissions all across the energy spectrum and has the ability to monitor electrical impulses within brain circuitry (i.e. read minds). Orci also promises that the sequel will be more appealing to hardcore fans.

"Some of the die hard fans. . . felt. . . Maybe it wasn't science fictiony enough. And I think the second one will deliver on a true Transformers story. You know, the first one, we had a limited budget for what it was. Every second of Transformer time is a million dollars or whatever the heck it is, so this time, because we were able to prove through the whole thing that it's a viable live-action movie, we have a little more freedom this time to actually learn about the Transformers, see them, hear them. It's a better balance between the humans and the Transformers."

I think most people would agree that the transformers were not given enough screen time in the first film. And I'm not just talking about action sequences, but character exploration. But I'm sure the sequel will probably be more human-based than they're letting on. And I really doubt that the Decepticons will have three-dimensional character arcs when the film hits the big screen. But we can hope.