Autobot Jazz will make a return in Michael Bay’s Transformers 2. TFW2005 has confirmed that the silver/gray customized hardtop Pontiac Solstice GXP vehicle prop arrived on the set of the Transformers sequel early Friday. A second tipster also spotted Darius McCrary, the voice of Jazz from the original film, also on set.
For those who might not remember, Jazz played a large role in the final battle, providing cover to a disabled Bumblebee, despite being outnumbered three to one. Jazz was later viciously torn in half by Megatron on top of tall building. His death was mourned by Prime and the remaining Autobots, but it was never revealed what Optimus did with the remains.
In the mobile phone Transformers game, Jazz was brought back by Ratchet using the last piece of the Allspark. McCrary hinted at the film’s Los Angeles premiere that the character might return for a sequel, but Michael Bay later stated on his official website that Jazz will remain dead:
“No Jazz is dead,” Bay wrote. “We have way more cool robots to come.”
Bay later stated admitted that he has and plans to intentionally leak false information about the sequel. With this latest development, I think we just found the first official lie. Or could the prop car and McCrary set appearance of the be part of Bay’s plan to leak false information to fan websites?