Cinemablend is reporting a funny little story about the new Transformers movie. Everyone has been talking about that tank-version of Megatron that was flashed on the net a few weeks ago, but it turns out that he’s not even in the movie!

The guys at JoBlo caught an interview with Transformers director Michael Bay in the latest print edition of Empire, in which Bay says of Megatron, β€œHe’s not in this movie. That’s not misinformation. The tank design you may have seen is just Hasbro coming up with a new toy.” So there you go, no more Megatron.

Does this mean that Starscream will be getting more play? Maybe the Constructicons or some other Cybertronian badasses. I was pleasantly surprised by the last movie. Let’s hope the sequel doesn’t slide into craptown.