After Weaving, who could voice Megatron?

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  1. QLRformer

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    I believe that if Megatron returns in a new film, he’d get a new voice actor. Hugo Weaving does trilogies, no further, and besides he’s an accomplished actor who considers stuff like this beneath him (he didn’t explicitly say he disliked these films, but he claimed not to know they were being made and seemed to join the “TF sucks” bandwagon).

    I’d nominate:
    - Frank Welker. The original G1 voice of Megatron, always has my number one vote. I have to admit though that he should use his TF: THE RIDE voice – the G1 voice doesn’t suit TFilm Megatron, and after hearing him in PRIME I was disappointed, it sounded like a bad imitation of BW Megatron.
    - David Kaye. He did the BEAST WARS Megatron, but he sounds a bit too smug and imperious to fit this one, especially after what’s happened to him.
    - Daniel Riordan. The voice of RID Megatron, he’s still active and giving a great performance.
    - Jeff Bridges. Watching him slug it out in IRON MAN, I thought that he’d sound like a good Megatron.
    - Benedict Cumberbatch. He’s got a charismatic and tough voice, as befits a Decepticon leader.

    Anyone else have any choices?
     
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    How about no Megatron? He's dead, I pray to the Shadow proclamation that he stays dead.
     
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    i dont recall this shadow guy saying megs was staying death
     
  4. TylerMirage

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    *This is all assuming Megatron returns in some form.

    1.) What would lead you to believe that he'd get a new voice actor? If it's the same version of the character, there's a 50/50 chance of him returning; he either will or he won't. Just like Andre and Sideswipe. The chances of Weaving not returning are the same as the chances of Cullen not returning. Or Foxworth. Or any cast member.
    2.) Just because he hasn't done a fourth film in a franchise doesn't mean "he doesn't do them". It's like saying that James Franco doesn't do more than trilogies. Or that Jon Favreau doesn't "do" trilogies. We haven't seen them do so, doesn't mean they don't. Now, if he outright says "I don't do fourth movies", then sure, I'll concede that he doesn't do more than trilogies.
    3.) He's no more or less of an accomplished 'actor' than John Turturro, Peter Cullen, Leonard Nimoy, etc. Why would he consider this below him? Was it so much below him that three movies is fine but four is ridiculous? Because if he can play a powerful elf in a fictional world, a computer agent who kills people, a talking penguin and a talking dog, why would a talking alien robot be any different?
    4.) He stated that he didn't know much about Transformers before/while working on the movie. He was asked to do a simple voice role in a recording studio when Michael Bay asked him. Not every actor a.) actively watches every. single. project they're involved in and not every actor b.) spends 24/7 looking through forums to see if there's rumours of new projects being made.
    5.) Any chance you can show me the link where it's implied that he hopped on the "Transformers suck" bandwagon?

    Anywho, for your choices:

    -If it's Welker using his TFP voice, I'd be all for it.
    -David Kaye? Sure.
    -Daniel Riordan? Eh.
    -Jeff Bridges? Sure. He's got that powerful tone to his voice, but I've always seen him as a good Optimus VA, rather than Megatron.
    -Benedict? Can't say I've seen much with him. I'll have to do some research.
     
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    frank walker,lenerord nemoyed,jamie hynimn(mythbusters)
     
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    lenerord nemoyed? Really? Ha!
     
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    Basically the Dolan version of Leonard Nimoy. ;) 
     
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    Aside from the previous mentions...Lee Tockar.
     
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    For those that aren't role reprisals I want to see.......

    Clancy Brown

    Yeah I know he's Silas in Prime but before he was Silas I listened to him as Savage Opress and that matches what I want in a Megatron. Brutish, Intelligent and just plain badass, hell his voice almost matches the intensity of Hugo Weaving's.
     
  10. jackgaughan

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    It's a Doctor who reference, albeit a poor one. If Gingerchris can pray to (Kneel!) Zod then I can pray to organisation from Doctor Who.
     
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    Weaving is an excellent choice and should stay. he's got that evilness about him, whether it be coldness, or sarcasm, or fierceness.
     
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    I don't want Megatron to come back, so nobody.
     
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    People still believe Shadow now? Wow...

    But anyway, do not replace Weaving. But I don't want Megs back anyway.
     
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    same character, hugo all the way. I just love his sinister dark bitter voice. I still do not think we have tapped into the potential of the hugo megatron from the films. Yes megatron has been in all 3 films, but we have not had a transformers film, that is established where it is the 2 iconic rivals has the main hero and villain. We got a taster in TF1, but nothing of the scale of DOTM
     
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    Clancy Brown should've been Megatron from the very start.
     
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    Christopher Lambert from Highlander films!
     
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    As for my vote: Kelsey Grammer. Throw in David-Hyde Pierce as Perceptor and John Mahoney as Kup and call it a day.
     
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    Who's Shadow? It was a Dcotor Who reference.
     
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    he was that guy who claimed he worked for hasbro then when people were supspious he set up a second account where he claimed to be a fellow worker at hasbro and the like all frauds he got busted and they banned his ass for lying and creating a second account I think that's what happened. and imagine if like one memeber said Jamie Hynamann that would be funny
    STARSCREAM: Hey boss what will we do today?
    megs: well first we'll stuff optimus with ballistics gel shoot him out of a cannon and rebuild the remains into a cat
    starscream: lolwut?
     
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