But he doesn't die in it, so there's no reason to not assume Prowl is either in space or somewhere on Earth doing something amazing and crucial to the survival of the Transformers but sadly not given screen time!
I genuinely don't think we will see Prowl on screen ever. I think he might be in the new movie verse in a prequel novel or something to the next film though. Or if Furman writes some kind of comicbook story set between films 1 and 2, or something.
I don't know with him being in the animated series there is going to be some name recognition factor with the kids so while he might not get in the second film he may get name checked and if there is a third film I'd wager he'd definitely be in it.
I prefer the animated version as it at least tries to tell a story, has some decent characters and is fun to watch. The live action one is entertaining spectacle on the big screen but has a bloody awful plot, incoherant story and few interesting characters. And no Stan Bush or Wheelie or 'dancing round in a circle' scene, which is just wrong!
I have surprised myself by realising that I would put the live action film slightly ahead on points. In a sense of "both a bit meh, but this one marginally less meh".
Neither is particularly coherent but I think the live action film has a marginally more effective "through line", inasmuch as the middle feels a bit more like it has a tenous connection with the beginning and the end - whereas the animated film has a beginning and end that are telling the same story and what feels to me like a rag-bag of scenes in the middle that exist purely to keep the two ends of the film from bumping in to each other.
The Autobot City seige in the animated film works better for me as an action sequence than the final battle in the live-action film however - I can see what is going on and there seems to be more that actually happens. The animated movie is extremely well animated on a technical level, I just find it a chore to sit through.
I don't actually rate either of them that highly in all honesty, and if you asked me tomorrow which one I prefered you might get a different answer - there is that little in it - but at this moment the Live Action film has the slightest sliver of its nose out ahead.
Indeed. Lioconvoy's crew versus the awesome power of Majin Zarak, an aircraft carrier that goes on land that turns into a dinosaur!
"I used to think it was a terrible thing that life was so unfair. Then I thought, 'what if life were fair, and all of the terrible things that happen to us came because we really deserved them?' Now I take great comfort in the general unfairness and hostility of the universe." — Marcus Cole, Babylon 5 — A Late Delivery from Avalon