If Peter Cullen didn't voice Optimus for the movie....

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  1. Awesomus Prime

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    ...who would you have liked to have seen fill his role, besides Gary Chalk?

    Keep in mind that I'm very glad that they did get Cullen, since he's the definitive Prime voice.
     
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    Liam Neeson.
     
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    Why do you feel the need to rule out Gary Chalk? I can't see why he'd be in the running to begin with, unless they suddenly decide to do Beast Wars.

    Anyhoo, Neil Kaplan.
     
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    I'm assuming that you've never seen the Unicron Trilogy?
     
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    Oh thank you SO MUCH for reminding me about the Unicron trilogy. :mad 
     
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    He was probably trying to take Garry Chalk out of the equation, since he's usually an extremely popular (and incredibly obvious and easily reached) answer. Encouraging people to think a little harder, perhaps.
    My choice would be Avery Brooks (Benjamin Sisko in Deep Space Nine). I think his voice would have been excellent for Prime.
     
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    Agreed about Avery Brooks. That would have worked well.
     
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    Yup, the guy ILM studied for Optimus' body language, just as they studied Weaving for Megs before they actually cast him.
     
  9. Awesomus Prime

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    Bingo.
     
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    I think Bay would've tried to have get him had Cullen not been cast.
     
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    Whoever said Liam Neeson has a good idea. He'd make a bitchin' Prime voice.
     
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    Mel Brooks
     
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    Ebay:
    liam neeson
    or michael clarke duncan
     
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    James Earl Jones has the authority and father like voice that Peter Cullen evokes.

    Examples: Lion King's Mufasa and Darth Vader from Star Wars
     
  17. Awesomus Prime

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    Awesome idea!
     
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    Gotta agree with those that said Liam Neeson. For some reason, I can see him doing Prime's voice well.
     

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