Frank Welker addresses Transformers the Movie rumors

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  1. optimusprime42

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    Wednesday, February 21st, 2007 4:53PM CST

    Frank Welker has answered more questions about the upcoming Transformers Movie on his website. Most of the questions are about the character Megatron. Welker revealed some interesting information. The first of which is he has not been offered any roles but voice casting for the movie is not done yet. The second is that he is still in the running to play Megatron in the Transformers Movie. Here are the questions with Welker's answers:

    "Regarding Transformers the Movie 2 (2007), everyone says you're in it, even IMDb Pro: Transformers: Main Details ยป Frank Welker ... Megatron (voice). I'm so confused, are you or aren't you in it? I've also attached a few fan letters for you to answer when you have some free time. You're the best! Thanks!

    Doreen (2/1/2007 4:36:37 PM PST)

    Hey Dor ... As you can see by my responses [below], everything you've read at this point has been rumor and misinformation. As of this moment, to my knowledge, they have not cast Megatron and I am still very much in the running.

    Frank (2/20/2007 7:51:59 AM PST)


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    Hello, Mr. Welker!

    You have done a great job voicing Megatron in the G1 Transformers series. I know that Peter Cullen is going to voice Optimus Prime in the new live-action movie. Are you going to participate in it? [snip] I would like to contact Peter Cullen. Do you know how?

    Sincerely,
    Omeed Mirhakkak

    Dear Omeed,

    Thanks, I really enjoyed doing that voice and playing a villain for a change. I know I have been asked a lot about the movie, but at the present time I have not been offered any roles. That doesn't mean it's final, they are still doing voice casting. Peter Cullen is a hard man to track down, you might try some of the "Transformer" sites and see if you can get a message to him.

    Frank"
     
  2. TimothyVernon

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    it would be plain dumb to not cast him as megatron.
     
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    i agree.... people wants hugo weaving as megs
     
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    Because we want some more Aussies in Transformers :D 
     
  5. optimusprime42

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    then why not have hugh jackman in the movie
     
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    Didn't Michael Bay *just* say at the movie sneak peek thingy that they're NOT casting "name actors" as voices? I take that to mean that someone like Hugo Weaving would be out of the running then.

    I still have a good feeling about Welker getting it. If Bay & co. are smart, they know that casting him is essentially their trump card, and will want to play it soon to pretty much confirm movie attendance vs bittorrent downloads from many of the old fans.
     
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    Mr. Welker has a website ?
    What is the address ???
     
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    Hugo Weaving is a good actor though. Not that well known outside of AU, so not exactly a name actor.
     
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    Wha? He might not be an A-List celebrity, but after being in 2 of the biggest film trilogies ever (The Matrix & Lord Of The Rings), I'd definitely say he's a name actor at this point, especially so with the comic/gamer/sci-fi/fantasy circles - which in themselves will be a huge portion of the TF audience.
     
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    You would think that they would need to start doing the voice acting pretty soon, wouldn't you think? What are we at, 4 1/2 months left?
     
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    don't forget V for Vendetta. Trust me, Hugo isn't an unknown actor.
     
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    Nice find. Frontpaged and credited
     
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    After watching V for Vendetta, i have a lot more regard for Weaving than i once did.

    That said the fanboy in me would still prefer Welker.
     
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    I hope Welker gets it provided he can still do the voice. It is quite possible that he may not be able to as i can see that voice puts alot of strain on the vocal cords.

    Maybe they should just string a bunch of the G1 megatron clips together to make the lines fit in the movie lol
     
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    I'd be happy with either Welker or Weaving being Megatron. Having both G1 voice actor's coming out of the new versions would give me a joygasim. But, I've also gotten used to David Kaye's arrogant Megatron voice over the last few years, and I think Weaving would do a great job doing Megatron that way. Actually, I'd be surprised if at least two or three of the "main" characters (Megs, SS, BB, etc.) don't have a somewhat big name do their voice.
     
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    I don't see the problem with Welker. Unless there is some compatiblity problems ie: other existing contracts?
     
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    I'm still holding out hope Welker is Megatron. I really don't care who is cast as the others, I just want Cullen and Welker as Prime and Megs.
     
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    I'm a giant Welker nerd and I still hope he gets it. I know he'd do a great job.
     
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    Frank welker FTW!!!!!!!!!1111
     

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