Rumor about Nemoy voice acting in ROTF?

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  1. frenzyrumble

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    thought this was cool news:

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    From mtv.com
    http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2009/04/2...nimoy-with-transformers-family-reunion-offer/


    Michael Bay Afraid To Offend Leonard Nimoy With ‘Transformers’ Family Reunion Offer
    Published by Larry Carroll on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at 5:04 pm.

    Leonard NimoyOver the last few weeks, “Transformers” director Michael Bay has spent a considerable amount of time telling us about his favorite Earth-invading robots, and even revealed the Transformer he hated so much that he decided to kill it. But these days, he’s wrestling with the final touch: Who will voice his new “Transformers” robots, and will a “Star Trek” legend be amongst them?

    “I’m still not done with all the voices,” Bay explained to us recently when we brought up “Revenge of the Fallen” robot casting for the film, which hits theaters on June 24th.

    As loyal fans of the robots-in-disguise remember, Mr. Spock himself - Leonard Nimoy - was the voice of characters like Galvatron in the 1986 cartoon “Transformers: The Movie.” And “Revenge” writer Roberto Orci has said that he’d like to see Nimoy return for the summer blockbuster. Further clouding the issue, however, is the fact that Bay and Nimoy are…related?

    You might think that their familial ties would make such a deal easier; Bay, however, told us it’s quite the opposite.

    “You know, he’s related to me,” laughed Bay. “And now that you are filming this, maybe you can send it to him.”

    “[Nimoy] is married to Susan Bay, who’s a cousin to me,” Michael explained, saying that he’s afraid of insulting his relative with the mere pittance allotted to pay his voice actors. “I just feel kind of bad about asking him. Like ‘I can’t pay you that much? But would you do this voice?’”

    So Michael hasn’t worked up the nerve yet to ask his famous cousin – who appears in next month’s “Star Trek” – to lend him his vocal talents. Instead, the pair have been using a third relative as a go-between.

    “Would he do it?” Bay asked. “He suggested to my mom that he might do it.”

    Which new “Transformers” character would you like to hear Nimoy performing the voice of?
     
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    so rather then asking him in person he's asked another family member to do it for him... wow what a pussy move given his history of :bay 
     
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    He should be the fallen!
     
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    Just ask him already Bay! It's not like every actor doesn't have their own share of modestly paid jobs!
     
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    Nemoy for the Fallen would be awesome.
     
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    I thought Nimoy hated being associated with Galvatron et al?...
     
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    I don't think he HATES it considering he didn't even remember doing it when asked recently.
     
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    Yeah, I'm not normally one for the celebrity-cameo voice actor, but Nimoy as the Fallen would be stellar.
     
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    Dude the fallen and the Frank welker as soundwave perfect
     
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    if he does the fallen i will just go crazy from the pure awesomeness :lol 
     
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    How come I've read that news elsewhere a couple weeks ago? Has Bay said the same thing twice in 2 different interviews or is it the same one?
     
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    maybe you can read the future...

     
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    Nimoy for The Fallen!
     
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    Bay stated Nimoy is married to his aunt Susan on the film's DVD commentary, and Nimoy helped the director film at Griffith Observatory because he is a donor to the the place.
     
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    I'd also like to see Susan Blu as Arcee.

    The idea of Welker as Soundwave is a fine gesture, to him and fans, but wih the vocoder it won't really matter. Still, I'm sure if Welker was asted he would make sre that the vocoder as used.
     
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    As Leonard Nimoy seems to be making a bit of a comeback of late -- reprising Spock in "Star Trek" and some guest appearances in "Fringe" -- his voicing The Fallen is looking more and more likely. I agree with everyone in saying that his voice would be brilliant as that character. It fits the design and the personality. As for Nimoy not liking to talk about voicing Galvatron in 1986, we should remember (and I've said this before) that there was a long time when he didn't like talking about playing Spock. His first memoir was called "I Am Not Spock". He seems to have gotten over that quite well.
     
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    Yeah there was probably a time in his life where the roll overwhelmed his own identity. So that is totally understandable.

    But now that he has conquered that , I think Bay really does need to man up and ask him to voice. He probably would be honored to do so, and it's not like he's would be in bad company either.
     
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    Uh... I think I'd like to hear him voice Sideswipe. For some reason that seems to fit in my mind.
     
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    :lol  Bay having to work up the nerve to ask him. I hope if he does get cast, he does The Fallen, or SKIDS!
     

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