Peter Cullen and Optimus Prime

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  1. ChrisLHanssen

    ChrisLHanssen From the desk of TBSKLF

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    What if Michael Bay could not get Peter Cullen to reprise his voice as Optimus Prime would you not mind having Gary Chalk doing the voice of Prime and if he could not get Gary who would you want as Prime?
     
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    Peter Cullen's brother would be the perfect Prime.
     
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    ^ That. Or Liam Neeson.
     
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    Eh, as long as the voice sounded good coming out of Prime while watching the movie, I'll be happy. Unless something horrible happens, we'll have Cullen for at least the next two movies, as I'm pretty sure he signed on for at least three movies. Even then, for all we know Prime could dye in one of the next two movies, so we may not need Cullen after that, if they go past three movies.
     
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    dr.smoov would have been called in:dunce 
     
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    Gee we've been lucky to have Mr. Cullen onboard as Prime again for these movies. It's kinda hard to imagine anyone else's voice personifying Optimus Prime. Cullen and Prime practically go hand in hand now. One could argue that the first movie would not have had its appeal amongst transfans if not for Peter Cullen reprising his role as Optimus Prime. As has been said before, Cullen was absolutely central in focusing the movie as a 'Transformers' movie; his presence in it is what made it a serious matter for us fans. For me at least, it's almost blasphemous to consider anyone else for the role of Optimus Prime right now.
     
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    Maybe the random guy off the streets who did the voice for the Movie 20th Anniversary Edition Prime's display stand.
     
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    Thing is if it wasn't Cullen who they did get would be irrelevant because you would never hear them over the gnashing of teeth and howls of disapproval.

    At lest until some one did a fan edit where they cut in audio from G1 episodes of Prime speaking.
     
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    Cullen = Prime
    Prime = Cullen

    Everyone else <> Cullen

    If something was to happen Peter Cullen they should kill Prime off..Without Cullen there is no Prime. I never liked any of the other voice actors for Prime.

    Do what I do...work on your Cullen impression so if something does happen (I pray that nothing does) maybe someone out there will be good enough to mimic his voice for the movie.

    Roll Out!!
     
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    There is somebody out there that can do Prime's voice.
    There is a rude but hilarious re-dubed G1 transformers cartoon on U-Tube. It's set with Prime's return from the dead and taking the matrix back from Rod Prime.
     
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    Well the 3rd best person if just in case Gary Chalk's also not available would be Neil Kaplan.

    That's how I rank each of the OP voice actors:
    1. Peter Cullen
    2. Gary Chalk
    3. Neil Kaplan
     
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    the rude awakening of optimus prime
    by dr smoov
     
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    ^This.
     
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    vote: dr.smoov
     
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    Cullen said as long as thier making the movies he'll reprise Prime if they will have him.
     
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    Personally I think Nesson would be an excellent choice, plus he's a much better actor than Cullen. I'm aware that this is not going to be a popular view, but I thought Cullens performance in Transformers was pretty risible. To me it felt like he was still doing the voiceover for a cheesy eighties kids cartoon, and not in a good way. It's amazing what a bit of nostalgia will allow one to gloss over...
     
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    This sounds crazy but I think Laurence Fishbourne would have done a good VA job aswell. I do agree with DeathsHead on this one a bit. I dont think Cullens VA was even on Par with his G1. But I do think 20 some years of not doing it would hender a perfomance.

    Now Do not get me wrong. Cullen I think is the best Prime, and in the 2nd movie he will be better. But like I stated His First movie seemed well like he did it with no emotion.
     
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    This!

    As much as I hate to think of Cullen not voicing OP, Neeson would be an excellent fill-in since he could provide the gravitas that defines the vocal performance. I doubt seriously that Chalk could deliver that element.
     
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