Here it is, the first picture of the top secret baddie from the upcoming Michael Bay sleek, action packed explosion-fest Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Courtesy of the folks over at MTV, this is the first time the new evil robot has been reveled to the public. This robot, called The Fallen, is the overlord that runs the Decepticons and is, as the film’s star Shia LeBeouf puts it:
“It’s the design of the Transformer you see in the symbol, almost — at least, that’s where the jump-off point of the idea was spawned from,” LaBeouf said of the inspiration for Michael Bay and his team of robot designers. “That was the initial spark of his look, the actual Decepticon logo — which is cool.”
Of course, Megatron was the big bad in the first Transformers movie but by the end of that film, things weren’t going so well for him — being sent to the bottom of the ocean and all. Asked what the Fallen’s relationship to Megatron is and how he fits into the Transformers movie hierarchy, LaBeouf explained: “It’s the Emperor and Darth Vader — it’s that kind of situation,” LaBeouf said. “He’s the main villain. He’s a badass. He has to be.”
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen hits theaters on June 24th.