There’ll be a bigger part to play for everybody’s favourite Machiavellian number two, Starscream.
No firm details yet but he’ll most likely transform into a tarted up version of the F-22 Raptor from the first film, and spend the film wrestling unsuccessfully with the top job in Megatron’s (probably temporary) absence.
A major player in the cartoons, Bay and his team tried to fit Soundwave into the first film twice (the characters became Blackout and Frenzy) before giving up.
Now the Decepticons’ communications expert is back, and transforms into a Cybertronian satellite. The team toyed with giving him a second, Earth-bound form to change into – a bulky Chevrolet Silverado – but changed their minds because it looked rubbish.