Clarification on the Identity of the Mercedes E550

Clarification on the Identity of the Mercedes E550

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011 12:34am CDT

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Site admin of Michael Bay's Shoot for the Edit forums, nelson, is at it again. Just a couple of days ago he stated the red Ferrari 458 would not be called Mirage in the movie, but would bare the name of a famous Italian and speak with an Italian accent. Now he's decided to give us a little clarification on the identity of the blue Mercedes E550.

For some time now, I've implied through some of my post that Wheelie's sidekick was the Mercedes E550 (the E550 is a whole different character).

It's not.

My bad, my apologies.

Brains is Wheelie's buddy. And what's Brain's alt-mode you ask? You'll have to wait and see.


Now many of you will think he's stating the obvious because we already know the identity of the blue Mercedes E550 to be Wheeljack. Well maybe not. When other Shoot for the Edit members brought up Wheeljack he had this to say:

Has Bay confirmed it's Wheeljack?


Here's your problem: you keep assuming the packaging and novels are the end all, be all. People assume they dictate Bay what storyline to follow, what to name characters, etc.

Until anything is officially confirm here or by Bay in the press, all bets are off.


There's no debate. His name has been chosen for quite some time now.

Speculation? Yes.

Credit(s): nelson of Shoot for the Edit


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Re: Clarification on the Identity of the Mercedes E550 (1230975)
Posted by Lapse Of Reason on May 31st, 2011 @ 12:44am CDT
I grow tired of the speculation and am just looking forward to watching a really good (I hope) Transformers movie this summer. :D
Re: Clarification on the Identity of the Mercedes E550 (1230977)
Posted by Nemesis243 on May 31st, 2011 @ 12:47am CDT
Nelson is a dick and Bay loves lying to us. Case in point the Mercedes is Wheeljack and the Ferrari is Mirage. I don't care what some guy whose name is "Nelson" says.
Re: Clarification on the Identity of the Mercedes E550 (1230981)
Posted by Evil_the_Nub on May 31st, 2011 @ 12:50am CDT
Lapse Of Reason wrote:I grow tired of the speculation and am just looking forward to watching a really good (I hope) Transformers movie this summer. :D

Me too, everything is starting to contradict what was said before. I'm just going to wait for the movie to find out who's in it.
Re: Clarification on the Identity of the Mercedes E550 (1230982)
Posted by Starscream GaGa on May 31st, 2011 @ 12:57am CDT
He also said the Fire Truck isn't Sentinel Prime. Why would ANYONE believe him?
Re: Clarification on the Identity of the Mercedes E550 (1230983)
Posted by Tyrannotaur on May 31st, 2011 @ 12:58am CDT
I am now convinced that Nelson's job is Misdirection. Bay sent him out to spread these rumors to generate speculation and interest in the film. I'm just gonna wait for the movie to see what's what.
Re: Clarification on the Identity of the Mercedes E550 (1230990)
Posted by Justicity on May 31st, 2011 @ 1:31am CDT
The way I see it, the kids are going to know the names of the characters because they buy the toy, and I'm the same. Brawl is still Brawl to me, not Devastator. One line of dialogue isn't going to change the fact that until I saw the movie he was Brawl, and after the movie the packaging still said Brawl.
It's the same here. In my mind books and toy packaging is more concrete than a few lines in the movie, so to me, and I'm sure to any kid that has the toy, they will be called whatever it says on the box.
This whole "Ah, but they're really soandso in the movie!" is childish and petty. Okay, you want your movie to have surprises. That's fine. Don't let plot points leak! But at least give each character one name and stick to it. This IS a kids franchise after all. Why make it so confusing for a bunch of children that just want to play with toys and see their toys on the big screen?

"Mummy, mummy, buy me Mario and Cleverbot for Christmas!"
"Yeah sure." "Hmm, they only have Mirage and Wheeljack? No Mario or Cleverbot anywhere. Oh well, I'll get him that educational dictionary instead."
Re: Clarification on the Identity of the Mercedes E550 (1230991)
Posted by Autobot Firestorm on May 31st, 2011 @ 1:31am CDT
First Nelson is a grade A jag bag. The ferarri is supposed to have an Italian name......when did Transformers take on human names? The accents are bad enough. This Mercedes will be Wheeljack, have the freaked out hair like Einstein, and will have a thick German accent. The Ferrari is Mirage (not Mario, Dario, or Donatello) and have an Italian accent. The Wreckers already have the stereotypical NASCAR fan characteristics - Topspin has a mullet, Roadbuster wears a baseball cap and sunglasses, and Leadfoot has a beergut. Can't wait for the Southern drawl. I just want to know - if Danica Patrick was racing NASCAR this year - would we get a female robot in Daisy Dukes? If we thought the Twins were stereotypical in ROTF - this movie is really shaping up to be a cluster &@€%.

Get JJ Abrams to do the reboot. Then people will get a good story and keep us guessing without the misinformation BS.

-- AF
Re: Clarification on the Identity of the Mercedes E550 (1230995)
Posted by Trikeboy on May 31st, 2011 @ 1:57am CDT
Whatever, Michael Bay (aka Nelson) can talk all he wants. I'm sure Hasbro are very happy that he will cause them to rename thousands of dollars worth of toys for a name in the movie. Devastator was supposed to be called Brawl in the first movie. Unless we are supposed to believe the tank in the first movie was rebuilt into a hulking combiner that the Autobots have been unable to take down but one shot from a huma weapon can do just fine. Why bother trying to lie at this late stage? The movie is out in a month. We will see soon.
Re: Clarification on the Identity of the Mercedes E550 (1231003)
Posted by Starscream GaGa on May 31st, 2011 @ 2:26am CDT
The Blue Mercedes is Wheeljack
The Ferrari is Mirage
The Silver Mercedes is Soundwave
Sentinel Prime is the main villain, not Shockwave
Silverbolt is not in the movie


The ONLY crap they've pulled that might of actually done is the Twins being removed, but I highly doubt it. I'm sure they will be in the movie.

Seriously, its too late to pull the misinformation crap. Nelson also talks like a total prick.
Re: Clarification on the Identity of the Mercedes E550 (1231010)
Posted by Captziltoid on May 31st, 2011 @ 2:58am CDT
brains.......... hahahahahahahahahahahahaha omg i just peed my diaper.
Re: Clarification on the Identity of the Mercedes E550 (1231014)
Posted by Twitchythe3rd on May 31st, 2011 @ 3:30am CDT
I can sum this up with one line from Invader Zim:

"LIIIIIES! THE FILTHY EARTH BOY LIIIIIES!"
Re: Clarification on the Identity of the Mercedes E550 (1231031)
Posted by Down_Shift on May 31st, 2011 @ 5:48am CDT
Just more misdirection. If it's already published in the official novels then it's cannon. We know that, the rest if the internet knows that, and Nelson knows that. He's just trying to stir the pot until the movie comes out in a month. Or the game in two weeks.
Re: Clarification on the Identity of the Mercedes E550 (1231045)
Posted by Stockade on May 31st, 2011 @ 6:50am CDT
since Bay lies alot about most of everything that deals with his Transformer movies, makes you wonder if the Dinobots are in it, since he said they would be stupid and wouldn't know where or how to fit them into the film? But its amazing how he can bring Sen Prime into the film along with Laserbeak and many others.
Re: Clarification on the Identity of the Mercedes E550 (1231070)
Posted by Starscream GaGa on May 31st, 2011 @ 8:50am CDT
Stockade wrote:since Bay lies alot about most of everything that deals with his Transformer movies, makes you wonder if the Dinobots are in it, since he said they would be stupid and wouldn't know where or how to fit them into the film? But its amazing how he can bring Sen Prime into the film along with Laserbeak and many others.

No it doesn't.
Re: Clarification on the Identity of the Mercedes E550 (1231088)
Posted by RodimalToyota on May 31st, 2011 @ 9:48am CDT
This is just stupid. Hasbro decides the names, it's there baby and thier toys.
Nelson is trying to pretend Bay has more power then he does in production.

Clearly it's wheeljack, and the red Ferrari is Mirage.
Otherwise Bay pisses off everyone who has any work already into the DOTM franchise.
From comics, to graphic Novels, to books... The awnsers are already there.
Re: Clarification on the Identity of the Mercedes E550 (1231090)
Posted by morphobots on May 31st, 2011 @ 10:08am CDT
RodimalToyota wrote:This is just stupid. Hasbro decides the names, it's there baby and thier toys.
Nelson is trying to pretend Bay has more power then he does in production.

Clearly it's wheeljack, and the red Ferrari is Mirage.
Otherwise Bay pisses off everyone who has any work already into the DOTM franchise.
From comics, to graphic Novels, to books... The awnsers are already there.


Amen. At this point, I don't care about the names because we already know Bay pulls them out of a hat. But they need to stay consistent throughout the media, and he should at least have the courtesy to provide that. Supposedly he overruled Orci and Kurtzman on the first film at the last minute because Devastator sounded cooler to him than Brawl did. Fast forward: "Hey, we made so much money now we can make a second film with that big guy . . . oops. Ahh, call him Defensor!"
Re: Clarification on the Identity of the Mercedes E550 (1231096)
Posted by Ravage XK on May 31st, 2011 @ 10:36am CDT
Nemesis243 wrote:I don't care what some guy whose name is "Nelson" says.


If that is indeed his real name! :)

Yeah, lets just get on with it and see the film.
Re: Clarification on the Identity of the Mercedes E550 (1231114)
Posted by D-340 on May 31st, 2011 @ 11:10am CDT
RodimalToyota wrote:This is just stupid. Hasbro decides the names, it's there baby and thier toys.
Nelson is trying to pretend Bay has more power then he does in production.




^This.

That's why I always lol when ever these douche warehouses speak on stuff like this. They act like they got all the stroke, HA! I wish Hasbro would see this kinda stuff, so they could see the mentality of the people working on their franchise. Not like it would change anything now, but for the next go around.
Re: Clarification on the Identity of the Mercedes E550 (1231123)
Posted by BluePhirePB on May 31st, 2011 @ 11:25am CDT
More misinformation. Having that said, should we all go to Defcon-Delta if this happens?:
Nelson:

"Transformers: Dark of the Moon is the best of the trilogy."
Re: Clarification on the Identity of the Mercedes E550 (1231178)
Posted by craggy on May 31st, 2011 @ 1:46pm CDT
I've been thinking of renaming them all anyway. There should be a special feature on the DVD where each Transformer character is randomly replaced by another one, or a shot of a bunch of scrap metal, and you have to take a drink if you can tell the difference.

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