Considering that the 2007 Transformers film, starring Shia LaBeouf and directed by Michael Bay, made over 700 million dollars worldwide, it’s not unusual that I’m often asked, “Will there be a second Transformers movie, and when will the first Transformers movie come out on DVD?”. Luckily, I have both of those answers for you.
Plot of Transformers
Prior to the beginning of the film, a deadly war had been waged between the heroic Autobots and the villainous Decepticons (races which appear as giant robots). The Decepticon leader, Megatron, sought the All Spark to destroy his enemies, while the Autobots hoped to find it to end the war and restore their destroyed homeworld.
Megatron found the All Spark on Earth, but he crashed and was frozen in the Arctic Circle. The giant robot’s body was found by a group of explorers led by Captain Archibald Witwicky in 1897, and the location of the All Spark was copied onto his glasses.
The All Spark was discovered and hidden by the construction of the Hoover Dam. Megatron, also moved to the Hoover Dam, was studied by the U.S government, and many modern inventions were created by reverse engineering his body.
In present day, a group of Decepticons appear on Earth looking for their leader. They soon learn that Witwicky’s glasses hold the key to Megatron’s location, and they are currently in the possession of his descendant Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf).
When the Decepticons attempt to grab Witwicky, it is revealed that the Autobots are also on Earth. With both sides disguised as modern-day vehicles and aircraft, a running battle begins for possession of Witwicky and the glasses.
While much more occurs during the film, I don’t want to spoil the ending for those of you who haven’t seen it. Needless to say, however, the good guys triumph in the end.
Cast of Transformers
- Shia LaBeouf – Plays Sam Witwicky, the teenage hero of the story.
- Megan Fox – Plays Mikaela Banes, a teenage girl who Sam has a crush on.
- Josh Duhamel – Army Captain William Lennox. Survives the Decepticon attack on Qatar.
- Tyrese Gibson – Air Force Technical Sergeant Robert Epps. Survives the Decepticon attack on Qatar.
- John Turturro – Reggie Simmons, a government agent who works for Sector 7, the agency which guards the All Spark and studies Megatron.
- Rachael Taylor – Portrays Maggie Madsen, a computer expert who assists the Department of Defense.
- Anthony Anderson – Plays Glen Whitmann, a friend of Maggie and a computer hacker.
- Kevin Dunn – Plays Ron Witwicky, the father of Sam.
- Julie White – Plays Judy Witwicky, the mother of Sam.
- Jon Voight – Portrays John Keller, the U.S. Secretary of Defense.
- Peter Cullen – Supplies the voice of Optimus Prime, the leader of the Autobots. He was also the voice in the 1980’s Transformers cartoon series.
- Hugo Weaving – Supplies the voice for Megatron, the leader of the Decepticons.
When Will The First Transformers Movie Come Out On DVD?
For those of you still wondering, “Will there be a second Transformers movie, and when will the first Transformers movie come out on DVD?”, I will now happily answer the second question. The first Transformers movie released on DVD on October 16th, 2007. It would go on to sell 13.74 million copies in 2007, making it the most popular DVD release of the year. Following its release in Blu-ray format on September 2nd, 2008, the first Transformers movie has made over $278 million in DVD sales.
The Second Transformers Movie
I’ve received numerous questions asking, “Will there be a second Transformers movie, and when will the first Transformers movie come out on DVD?”. I’m happy to report that the second Transformers movie, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, is scheduled to hit theaters on June 26th, 2009. With an estimated budget of $200 million, it’s sure to be one of the biggest hits of the summer.
Plot of Transformers: The Fallen
The basic plot of Transformers: The Fallen revolves around Sam Witwicky’s continuing adventures with the Autobots and Decepticons. This time around, we learn about the Transformers and their previous appearances on Earth.
The Decepticons look to capture Sam for information, while the heroic Autobots once again seek to protect him. The climax of the film is said to take place at the Giza pyramid complex.
Cast of Transformers: The Fallen
The following actors and actresses will be part of the cast of Transformers: The Fallen:
- Shia LaBeouf – Reprises his role as Sam Witwicky. He’s now a college student majoring in Astronomy.
- Megan Fox – Plays Mikaela Banes, Sam’s girlfriend. She couldn’t afford to attend college with him.
- Josh Duhamel – Captain William Lennox. Part of a taskforce battling the Decepticons.
- Tyrese Gibson – Master Sergeant Robert Epps. A teammate of Duhamel.
- John Turturro – Reggie Simmons, the former Sector 7 agent.
- Ramon Rodriguez – Plays Leo.
- Kevin Dunn – Portrays Ron Witwicky, the father of Sam.
- Julie White – Portrays Judy Witwicky, the wife of Sam.
- Rainn Wilson – Makes a cameo as a university professor.
- Matthew Marsden – Plays Graham, a special forces agent from the UK and member of Lennox’s team.
- Peter Cullen – Voices Optimus Prime, leader of the Autobots.
- Mark Ryan – Provides the voice of Bumblebee.