'Transformers' Comic Book Writer Explains Dinobots' Absence From 'Transformers 2'

'Dinobots'FROM MOVIES BLOG: Transformers fan-favorite characters the Dinobots aren't headed to the big screen in the upcoming "Transformers" sequel, but that doesn't mean they're headed for extinction.

In an interview with MTV, longtime Transformers comics scribe Simon Furman -- who also served as consultant on 2007's Michael Bay-helmed movie -- confirmed that, contrary to initial fan speculation, the upcoming "Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen," will be Dinobot-free.

"I think that possibility was raised briefly and fairly comprehensively shot down," said Furman. "Much as I love the Dinobots, I'm glad."

Read more of Simon Furman's thoughts about The Dinobots' absence from "Transformers 2" at MoviesBlog.MTV.com.