Transformers Writer Reveals Why Unicron Hasn't Appeared Yet
Posted by Joseph Lee on 06.30.2014
Is he too big?
In an interview with The Huffington Post, Transformers writer Ehren Kruger explained why Unicron hasn't appeared in a Transformers movie yet. Unicron is a planet-sized Transformer. Here are highlights:
On working with Michael Bay: "So, I'll pitch the idea that Lockdown [one of the "Age of Extinction" bad guys] is a bounty hunter and he needs a ship and the ship needs to be big enough to carry him and Optimus Prime. Three months later, the ship is the Alcatraz of the galaxy. I can't pitch an idea that's too big -- or bigger than what Michael is going to turn it into. It is tremendous fun."
On Unicron: "The only thing I do keep talking about that seems too big until we find the right stories for it -- or the way to make it make sense -- is the Unicron character from the mythology, who is a planet-size Transformers. It's not that it's too big, just that it'll be onscreen whenever we figure out how to make it visually interesting and amazing."
On the future of the series: "Should the audience want a film to go forward with more stories, we definitely talked about how this film needs to set those up. There's such an amazing mythology of Transformers, much more than just Autobots versus Decepticons. So we're very happy with the mythology that we've set up in this movie, and if it's successful we're certainly deliver on the promise that this film ends with."