That was an enjoyable Season’s Finale! Season 2 is not that far away. Today at New York Comic Con 2011 the team behind Transformers: Prime teased us with things yet to come.
We’ve heard of Tony Todd’s involvement with Transformers: Prime before and on today’s panel we received the confirmation that he is indeed voicing Dreadwing.
Also, celebrity actor Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Saving Private Ryan, Serenity) will voice a Transformer. At the moment we do not know exactly what character he will be voicing for.
Quite a lot from the panel are considered as Spoilers. Therefore, take a look at the juicy news… after the jump. Characters
Characters such as Starscream and Soundwave are different from their Traditional Aesthetic. Focused more on personalities and humanizing the looks enough, while maintaining the Alien aspect.
Tony Todd is Dreadwing who has a really compelling character arc.
Nathan Fillion will voice an unnamed Autobot or a Decepticon. But it will be a guest character.
Unicron is NOT the Earth. Our planet merely formed around Unicron.
Dinobots may appear [They sure will…].
Though Starscream may look feminine, he has been given a look indicating his cunning personality.
Miko is not dumb. She merely let her adventure-side get in the way of common sense. But she learns from her mistakes and will have strong character development in Season 2.
Yes, Airachnid is a homage to Blackarachnia. But are totally different characters.
Soundwave will eventually talk… and Bumblebee too.
Scraplets will return in Season 2.
Andy Pessoa who is voicing Raf is hitting puberty. [Wonder how Raf will sound like in Season 2?]
Wheeljack will return.
Bumblebee’s muteness will be explained in early Season 2. “A terrific two-parter that explores how Bumblebee lost his voice and all of the ramifications of that.”
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New weapons and abilities… eventually.Plot
More Earth-Cybertron relationships [Planet-wise, mind you].
Opti- I mean… Orion Pax to receive the Decepticon Insignia.
Autobots will leave earth [most probably for a brief period of time].
We will meet a lot of new Autobots and Decepticons. “You might see some robots that don’t necessarily turn into vehicles” says Hasbro Studios’ Mike Vogel. “Look for the return of Wheeljack and Starscream, the latter in an arc that Capizzi said is, ‘so cool it gives me chills’ “.
A certain character will return with a huge entrance.
More backstory in Season 2.On the subject of character deaths, Kline stressed, “Anyone can die,” with Capizzi adding, “The body count as been upgraded in Season 2.” Show-wise
Character Designer Walter Gatus is now working with Jose Lopez. Prior to Transformers: Prime, they have never drawn robots.
Jose is impressed by the commitment of Ploygon Studios. They treat the script with great respect.
The team is worried of cancellation. It a usual fear, not just for this show. But they were shaken after what happened suddenly to G. I. Joe: Renegades, which was a very good show.
Multiple episodes are always in production at different stages. The Hub decides when to air the episodes.
[Regarding Optimus joining the Decepticons] The plan was to satisfy fans, “but take it in unexpected directions. What happens will be pretty unexpected, but pretty organic” says supervising producer Duane Capizzi.
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