Screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have confirmed that Soundwave, who was rumored to appear in the original as an MP3 player, has been 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.”
The two writers also promised fans that the sequel will be more appealing to hardcore fans. To read what the two had to say about that, continue after the jump.
“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.”
Transformers 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on May 26, 2009.