Sequels always introduce new characters to keep things fresh, and with Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen the most prominent new addition was Ramon Rodriguez who played Sam’s room-mate Leo Spitz (Jonah Hill turned the role down). In my opinion the character was a little pointless and his only purpose was to join the gang up with Agent Simmons (John Turturro) and provide a little comic relief (along with the parents, the leg humping robot, the old robot, the twin robots and Agent ‘bare ass’ Simmons himself). At the end of the film he was alive and well so we can assume he will turn up in Transformers 3. Michael Bay recently spoke to the L.A Times and suggested that Rodriguez would have a bigger role next time round.
Director Michael Bay has a third “Transformers” film in mind, and if it plays out as he expects, the next installment would have a more substantial role for Rodriguez. The filmmaker, speaking at his office a few weeks before “Revenge of the Fallen” was released, seemed to have some pride of discovery when talking about Rodriguez.
“I’ve worked with big stars, people like Will Smith, Sean Connery and Bruce Willis, but casting is a weird thing, it takes you places you don’t expect,” Bay said. “We went looking for a sidekick in this movie, Shia’s sidekick, and we find this new kid who really pops on screen. I think he’s going to have a real bright career. It’s great to work with big stars, but it’s always fun to discover people.”
He is part of the gang now so he will probably be involved with whatever lies ahead. Hopefully Bay and the writers give him a reason to be there. They have enough comic relief as it is.