Concept artist and character designer Ryan Meinerding often takes time to share some of his artwork on social media. As the head of Marvel Studios’ Visual Development department, Meinerding’s social media accounts are full of images from films like Spider-Man: Homecoming, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and much more.
One of his latest posts shows early art meant for 2009’s Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, the second film in the Transformers live-action franchise. The image features a “Lamborghini bot.”
#tbt to that time when I wasn't designing and painting superheroes. Between Iron Man and Iron Man 2 I worked on Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. These are designs for a Lamborghini bot. He didn't make it in to the final movie, and correct me if I'm wrong but I think they ended up changing it to an Audi. I loved Transformers as a kid so to work on this project was incredibly cool. There wasn't a toy of this one but I loved Sideswipe as a kid and I also got to work on some designs for him. #transformers #robotsindisguise #lamborghini #cars #robotdesign #toys #hasbro #conceptart #throwbackthursday #revengeofthefallen #michaelbay
In his Instagram post, Meinerding said the Lamborghini Transformer didn’t make it into the actual movie, and was possibly replaced with an Audi instead. While the artist listed the character as an Autobot, it’s dark features and glowing red eyes hue closer to the Autobots’ enemies, the Decepticons. The eyes even change shape as you browse from the first photo to the second. Also, it’s right arm looks to be outfitted with a curved, bladed gauntlet, most likely to strike at its opponents. Unfortunately, there isn’t an artist mock-up of it transforming into an actual Lamborghini.
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