Shockwave's voice by Frank Welker?

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  1. JohnRedcorn

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    I checked in on wikipedia page on Shockwave (while avoiding any spoilers) but it appears that Frank Welker is doing the voice for Shockwave. Any confirmation on it? and how does it sound?
     
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    Hard to say.

    I would have prefered someone else. I didn't think Frank Welker was the british type.
     
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    Yes, he did. but Shockwave doesn't speak much, and what he "speaks" isn't really essential dialogue
    so much as gutteral roars and snarling. Stuff Welker is fantastic at. You know.
     
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    Others have more or less confirmed it. They say he only speaks one line in English, unfortunately.
     
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    No way!!! I like Welker being the voice of Megatron and Soundwave, but not Shockwave.

    I was hoping the voice will be David Warner.
     
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    That's what happens what it turns out
    Sentinel Prime is the main villain and not Shockwave
     
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    Also, since they said Shockwave is more visious and has a bigger gun, Do he even kill anyone?
     
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    He definitely is responsible for a few deaths. He is probably one of the scariest Decepticons we've seen.
     
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    Cyclopses don't scare me. Jsut pock them in the eye and they are defenceless.
     
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    Autobot Argonaut and his NEST partner Sgt. Jason give Shockwave nightmares every night.
     
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    The only word I know for sure he said was "Optimus" when they are in Russia.

    But I could of swore I heard him say something like , so and so "is thirsty" in Chicago obviously talking about The Driller. I could of just been hearing things but I made a very conscious effort to listen real closely to Shockwave whenever he spoke, that's what it sounded like to me anyway...
     
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    I don't understand. They approached Corey Burton to be the voice of Shockwave and he turned them down. Now I wonder was that story really true to begin with. But if it is true, then I believe there had to be more to the story on why Burton refused to be the voice. Maybe Burton felt like it wasn't worth it just to do one line.
     
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    Yeah, I'm pretty sure he only said "Optimus", which Frank did in his Prime Megatron voice.

    That's probably why and thats probably also why they couldn't get David Warner to voice him. Anyways, I liked how they portrayed Shockwave as this silent deadly hunter. It was definitely different but it wasn't bad at all.
     
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    This was probably the main reason he turned the offer down. But I'm also hoping some dislike for Shockwave's portrayal went into it.
     
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    I actually think this may be the case now having scene the movie. I don't know if he read the script, but if he did he probably would of resented the fact Shockwave is just basically the ringmaster for The Driller, no interaction with any othe Decepticons and very little plot purpose. DOn't get me wrong I still absolutely loved Shockwave but yeah that's the truth of it.

    Burton seems to have a genuine attachment to the character if he was unhappy with WFC Shockwave I can't imagine he would be terribly happy with DOTM Shockwave either...
     
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    He was unhappy with WFC Shockwave? That's news to me; what exactly wasn't he pleased about?
     
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    Well he was more unhappy about the EB Shockwave ad thought it was tacky, rushed and "out of character" even though he voiced it.
     
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    Ah, right. I'm not sure if I agree with him on 'tacky' or 'out of character', though - that ad, I feel, was meant to be played for laughs. Well, it made me laugh, at any rate. :p 
     
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    Frank Welker does take VAing and the characters very seriously, sometimes maybe a little too seriously.

    Also I find it kinda funny that now Burton has now voiced a Megatron, and Welker has now voice a Shockwave.
     
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    Wikipedia, also says james Remar (wrong spelling?) is voicing Sideswipe, idk if this is true or not
     

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