Posting on our 2005 Boards, Transformers Revenge of the Fallen writer Roberto Orci has answered another round of your questions, and revealed some interesting facts about Transformers Revenge of the Fallen and its 2007 predecessor.
– Who will voice The Fallen? Bob Orci has teased with who we might hear when this mighty ancient Transformer speaks:Hey Bob, what are your feelings towards the idea of Leonard Nimoy doing the voice of the Fallen?
– Would love it. I actually talked to him about it, given the odd coincidence that he is Michael Bay’s cousin through marriage, but fan outcry has also put [Frank] Welker in the running.
– Additionally, in Revenge of the Fallen, the only reason that returning big bad Megatron is not renamed Galvatron was for the sake of the general audience.
On the subject of the original film, Bob revealed a few of the trials and tribulations that went on behind the scenes –Movie 1 was the hardest thing they have ever worked on. Period. Nobody could imagine what it was, everyone thought it was just a silly cartoon or a toy commercial, the studio wasn’t sure if the robots should talk, we had to come up with a story that would attract someone like Bay, and we had budgetary constraints that made it necessary to generate a significant human story which was counterintuitive to some Transfans. By the second movie, the paradigm of the franchise was clear.
On behalf of the staff, I would once again like to thank Mr Orci for taking the time out of his busy schedule to answer our questions. If you have a question that you would like to ask Mr Orci about either of the Transformers Movies, you can do so in this thread on our 2005 Boards.