There were a ton of Transformers in the second film, but there could have been a bunch more according to Ben Procter. Here are some of the designs that went unused in the final film.
The Transformers movies have some of the most exciting concept art. Michael Bay has a very dynamic style of film-making and the art captures that. The Art Director was Ben Procter (Avatar, Transformers, The Matrix Reloaded) who brought a real-life feel to the giant mechanical machines.
Here are some images from his portfolio for Transformers2: Revenge of the Fallen (2007) along with his descriptions of the illustrations.
The battle for Earth has ended but the battle for the universe has just begun. After returning to Cybertron, Starscream assumes command of the Decepticons, and has decided to return to Earth with force. The Autobots believing that peace was possible finds out that Megatron's dead body has been stolen from the US Military by Skorpinox and revives him using his own spark. Now Megatron is back seeking revenge and with Starscream and more Decepticon reinforcements on the way, the Autobots with reinforcements of their own, may have more to deal with then meets the eye.
A mean quadruped Constructicon. Never used, but one of my favorite robot designs I've done.
My first sketches for the Reed Man infiltrator bot were too similar to my Frenzy from film 1, but this odd, praying-mantis-inspired version caught traction.
The big aircraft carrier destruction in TF2 was originally conceived as an attack by a submarine-derived Decepticon leviathan. This was an early rough.
Unused design for a Model T derived Autobot. We did a number "vintage Transformer" studies in response to early story ideas for the film, and I think it could have been really fun to see something along these lines onscreen. It was fun to use wood and leather in a robot design.
Here are some more great concept paintings that did get into the film.
Autobot based on the Osprey aircraft. Not seen in the film because his transport capabilities were no longer needed once the SR71-bot was given teleportation powers in a later script.
An enormous "wheel bot" based on the mighty O&K/Terex RH400 mining excavator. Michael was really pushing for new robot anatomies on the second film, and the wheel concept caught his fancy right away. The initial sketch had only one wheel but Michael asked for the second so the robot could do an end-over-end bashing motion as it rolled.
Vehicle form for the Twins during the initial Shanghai sequence. I would ultimately do detailed graphic and aging studies for the physical build. I even wrote several of the [bumper] stickers though I can't take credit for "Decepticons Can Suck My Popsicle".You can see more of Ben Procter's portfolio at http://www.benprocter.com.
Via Concept Art World
What do you think of the illustrations?
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