- Directors: Michael Bay
- Producers: Steven Spielberg, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Ian Bryce, Tom DeSanto, Don Murphy
- Writers: Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Ehren Kruger
- Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
- Actors: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, John Turturro, Voices only, Peter Cullen, Hugo Weaving, Mark Ryan, Charlie Adler, Robert Foxworth, Jess Harnell
Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) discovers something about the origins of the Transformers and their history on Earth. The evil Decepticons need to capture him for information. The climactic battle takes place at the Giza pyramid complex, where a temple is located within. Lorenzo di Bonaventura explained the film will show the Transformers who visited Egypt before the pyramids were built, and “all our heroes end up here because of the Decepticons’ master plan.” Furthermore, Egyptian hieroglyphs resembling helicopters and other present day vehicles in real life will be explained in the film as being depictions of those Ancient Cybertronians who visited Earth.
Bay explained the Transformers did not blow their disguise by battling in Mission City in the first film. “Everybody has gone ahead. It’s realistic. Two weeks after the tsunami nobody talked about it anymore. It’s very weird. We decided to do the same with the Transformers. The government talks about a military thing, says all is false, that it’s a joke, and people don’t know what they really saw.” The human soldiers have joined the Autobots’ ranks in a team called NEST (Networked Elements: Supporters and Transformers). A government front called McClaren Robotics covers up the robot sightings, and the Allspark shard is kept by them in storage.