Theory on Shockwave.

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  1. Sideways77

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    I know people have been raging since DoTM first came out about Shockwave having his only English line; "Optimus!". But I think I have a thought on that. I understand Shocky talked a lot in the DoTM comic adaption and the novel, so I came up with this: Could Shockwave have had more lines if Corey Burton hadn't of turn the role down? I just have this thought that Bay changed the script around when Burton denied.

    I don't know, I may just be thinking too much.
     
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    Actually, I think Corey Burton turned down the role because of the single line..
     
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    Yeah, I could be wrong but I was under the impression they asked him to do it and he said no because there was almost nothing to the part.
     
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    I thought I read something about Burton 'not wanting to be in big movies' or something like that.
     
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    He apparently turned down because he didn't want to be involved with big projects, unrelated to the script.

    I do think he would have talked more if he had Corey Burton, not a lot more, but more like, take half of his cybertronian phrases in chicago, replace them with english sentence and voilá, what I mean.
     
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    You'd probably turn down a role too if the character had only one intelligible line.
     
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    Except maybe "Driller bot is thirsty"

    I assume he was talking bout mountain dew :p 
     
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    They originally wanted David Warner himself (MCP and Sark from Tron, who Corey Burton based the performance on) then Burton, and finally they probably just asked Welker to do one line (Since Welker was recording Soundwave anyway).

    So yeah, probably he would have had more to say if they'd agreed.

    Though I actually found Burton's comment that he doesn't want to get involved in big hollywood productions rather rude. What? He's too good for them?
     
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    Actually, I think he IS too good for Bay's stuff.
     
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    I don't get it. Why would you turn down a job if it pays you big bucks to talk? WTF is that?
     
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    Oh?
     
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    This is what I recall from the news on the subject.
     
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    What sort of "big bucks" do you think these guys make?
     
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    Oh I don't. How can they afford the nice cars and houses?
     
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    I really can't believe that they gave up after trying to get only two people. I find it even harder to believe that Bay would even consider Corey Burton or David Warner. He likes generic, monstrous growls for his Cons, not intelligent, unique voices. I would not be even slightly surprised if they told Corey Burton to claim he was offered a role.
     
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    So puting a household veteran voice actor as Shockwave is "giving up"? Please, Soundwaverulls, Please.

    Also, this is just ridiculous, this is a movie production, not a ancient conspiracy spawning across Hollywood, "claim you were offered a role" it's just the most stupid theory I ever heard in my life.

    Like it or dislike the movies, let us not turn them into a goddamn conspiracy.
     
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    I don't think they would give David Warner a short part.
     
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    spot on !

    It's called self respect and dignity.

    LOL ! You and your clever repostes ! What would we do without you ?

    eh/ you never know.
     
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    Shockwave talks a lot in the novel? I just remember "Outrage!" which is the most ridiculous, yet funny thing ever.
     
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    So Cullen and Welker aren't?
     

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