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Shia LaBeouf Talks 'Transformers' Villains: Like 'The Emperor & Darth Vader'

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    Shia LaBeouf Talks 'Transformers' Villains: Like 'The Emperor & Darth Vader'

    Shia LaBeouf has revealed the first details of the imposing new villain in big-budget sequel "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen."

    The Fallen, the shape-shifting robot the movie gets its name from is "the main dude," the actor told MTV News.

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    "The Fallen is to them what cavemen, Neanderthals were to us," Shia explained. "He's the ancestor, the first version of this exoskeleton. He's the first version of this sentient being."

    And, Shia made it clear, the new character is not a happy camper.

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    "He's the main villain. He's a bada**. He has to be," Shia said, adding that The Fallen's relationship with the first film's main Decepticon — Megatron — is like "the Emperor and Darth Vader."

    Though the first "Transformers" film mixed its robot action with punch lines, the star said that its sequel – while still funny – is a heavier movie.

    "I think this is a darker one. There's more at stake," he said. "You've got more humans getting injured, and there's more death."

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    Shia himself is one of those humans – as previously reported by AccessHollywood.com, his hand injury, suffered in a car accident off the set last July, was worked into the film.

    "His two fingers are pretty mashed, but we're figuring out a way to shoot around it, kind of write it in the story," director Michael Bay told Access Hollywood shortly after the accident.

    "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" is due in theaters on June 24.

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