Bumblebee Villains Shatter & Dropkick Revealed!
Via Entertainment Weekly, we have our very first look at two new Decepticons for the upcoming movie Bumblebee! Read on to check out the image and some first character details!
According to EW, these two new Decepticons are Shatter, a cherry-red Plymouth Satellite voiced by Angela Bassett, and Dropkick, a blue AMC Javelin voiced by Justin Theroux.
Director Travis Knight, known for previous works such as the critically-acclaimed Kubo and the Two Strings, has this to say about these new Decepticons:
“The two main villains are Decepticon muscle cars. When the cast is too big, and you have a finite amount of time, there’s only so much you can do to create an investment in them. This is a more personal, intimate, and character-driven story, so it felt right to keep the villain plot relatively simple and contained. If you keep things lean, you can add a lot of other stuff on top of it that makes it more enjoyable.”
The article also acknowledges the presence of a third Decepticon, the Seeker-esque F-4 Phantom glimpsed in the film’s first trailer, but their identity and voice actor remain unconfirmed for the time being, despite widespread assumption that it’s Starscream.
Interestingly, many fans have noted the presence of what appears to be air vehicle parts on Shatter and Dropkick’s robot modes, fuelling speculation that they may in fact be Triple Changers, or even a Duocon combiner pair! Only time will tell!
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