Frank Welker not cast as Megatron? Corey Burton cast as "Heroes" Megatron

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  1. Shaun_C

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    This is potentially bad news for those in the fandom who wanted Welker to be cast as Megatron. But as a positive Corey Burton has played some good villains in popular cartoons such as Brainiac in JLU and Superman TAS.

    And he his an original G1 VA, maybe if he used a more evil variation of his Mara Al-Utha a.k.a. Red Wizard (From Season 3's Madman's Paradise) that he'd do the role justice
     
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    almost kind of relieved to be honest

    i think that if he were to be cast itd be because the fans who wanted him want G1. and they'd only cast him as far as a G1 voice despite his amazing range. and i cant see the G1 megs voice fitting this Movie megs

    i dunno. i think that if he were casted for the movie itd've been for the wrong reasons i guess is what im trying to say [although thats just me. ive got no idea how the auditions went or what kind of voices he used so it could be the other way around for all i know]



    but on the upside, this is confirmation for Corey Burton as "Heroes" Megs?
     
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    "Frank (12/8/2006 9:49:54 PM PST)"

    thats kinda old though. this is before the news that he was potentially "days away from signing on" earlier this month.
     
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    Hmmmm. I am not quite sure what to feel. *Holds out some drop of hope that the news is somewhat old*
     
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    That means that when he posted that it could have been before the "days away from signing on" changed things. He could have been offered the part since posting that.
     
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    indeed

    dam you and your technicalities xD
    [no seriously, nothin against frank :p ]


    athough corey burton as heroes megs is still news right? [assuming thats what frank meant]
     
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    Corey Burton as Megatron in this movie? No.

    Corey Burton as Shockwave if he's in the sequel? HELL YEAH!
     
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    Yeah, speaking of that big news blip posted WEEKS ago saying Welker was supposedly days away from signing on... where are the updates?
     
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    Corey Burton, aka Spike/Brawn/Shockwave from the 80s, not to mention a vast list of characters/narrations etc.


    Oh and Count Dooku in Clone Wars
     
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    Hugo Weaving is no where near the talented voice actor Frank Welker is, he shouldn't even be considered. If they want to give it to someone other than Fank at least make it a REAL voice actor, not some geeked out wannabe Matrix fans drool over.
     
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    I hope some people aren't confusing the proceeding heroes talk with information regarding the movie in July.
    I don’t think its all that clear as the heading is a bit ambiguous
     
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    Well. I don't really care anymore at this point, because if Welker doesn't get cast as Megatron, I'm going to write Welker many, many times, pay him whatever fee he wants, and have him dub my DVD copy of the Transformers movie.

    Problem solved. :) 
     
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    As I think about it, it works. So that means Megatron will sound a little british, then. I can live with that.
     
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    I take responsibility for that, I wrote the thread title as I interpreted the interview question and answer. I changed it on the thread itself, but a staff person would need to correct it at the board index
     
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    Pheew! Major heart attacks, mutany and destruction averted......... for the time being :D 
     
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    To concur what some others have said...

    I remember reading this quote during the second week in December and being quite disappointed, but there's been further news since then that seemed to indicate otherwise. So it's old news, nothing to get worked up about (for now!)
     
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    Well even if the Welker part of the news is old. You have to admit that the Corey Burton part is relevent :D 
     
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    ya, thats what i was implying. that since he posted that, he may have gotten the offer.
    sometimes my mind works in strange ways words can't express right. :p 
     
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    I'm fairly sure the Corey Burton thing is in reference to Transformers: Heroes. Look again.

    Which would actually be pretty cool, considering he voiced Shockwave, Brainiac, and Dooku (and considering the 'current' Megatron voice apparently will be voicing Optimus this go-round). This is a guy who knows his baddies.

    In fact, I'm fairly surprised by the voice acting talent that's been linked to Transformers: Heroes so far - first Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), and then Tara Strong (Batgirl), and now Corey Burton.

    *prays for Mark Hamill as Starscream, just to have something close to a DCAU reunion*
     

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