Entertainment Weekly has our first look at the two new villainous Decepticons from the upcoming Bumblebee film.
One of the Decepticons is Shatter, who takes the form of a cherry-red Plymouth Satellite. She will be voiced by Angela Bassett.
Dropkick, whose vehicle form is a blue AMC Javelin, will be voiced by Justin Theroux.
“The two main villains are Decepticon muscle cars,” says director Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings).
There is one flying villain, whose identity and voice actor are still under wraps, but otherwise, these bad guys will be prowling the roads rather than the skies while pursuing their prey.
Although the film focuses only on this trio of Decepticons, the filmmaker promises these two will have more personality than usual.
“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,” Knight says. “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.”
In other words, there is more to Shatter and Dropkick than meets the eye.
Check out the two new villains below:
Bumblebee is a throwback to the old Transformers cartoon series. Set in the year 1987, the film star Hailee Steinfeld who plays a young mechanic who stumbles upon the wounded Autobot on the run from the Decepticons. Bumblebee arrives in theaters December 21st, 2018.