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  1. Optimus1138

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    If there were to be a completely new Transformers film, whom would you want to voice the characters? Some I'd want would be:
    -Samuel L. Jackson as Jazz
    -Arnold Schwarzenegger as Blitzwing
    -David Warner (doing the voice he did for the MCP in TRON) as Shockwave
    -Michael J. Fox as Bumblebee
    -Leonard Nimoy as Skyfire/Jetfire (with a personality like the logical scientist he was in G1, not like ROTF Jetfire)
    -Temuera Morrison (doing his Jango Fett/clone trooper voice) as Roadbuster
    -George Takei as Drift
    -Harrison Ford as Springer
     
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    Eck, I'd want to keep celebrity voices away from the Autobots if I could.

    But, I really, really would love Tim Curry to talk for a Decepticon using the voice he used in Legend. That man is a true chameleon in every sense of the word!

    Other great voices I like are Christopher Lee, Dominique Monagan, Erik Palladino, Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, Jeff Bridges and Zoe Saldana.
     
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  4. Overlord Balder

    Overlord Balder Voices Slugslinger!

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    - Jeremy Irons as Shockwave.
    - Malcom McDowell as Overlord.
    - James Earl Jones as Lord Straxus.
     
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    Alan Rickman as Shockwave
    David Hyde Pierce as Wheeljack
    Phil LaMarr as Mirage (his Hector Con Carne voice, That's actually who I thought voice the video game Mirage)
    Bill Fagerbakke as Leadfoot
     
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  7. Optimus1138

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    Christopher Lee would be absolutely awesome as The Fallen. I'd want Jeff Bridges to voice someone too, but I don't know which character. Maybe Ratchet?

    Now that you mention Alan Rickman, his voice would be perfect for a character like G1 Dead End or G1 Dreadwind.
     
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    Overlord Balder Voices Slugslinger!

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    Christopher Lee should be Unicron.
    Jeff Bridges should be Alpha Trion ["OPTIMUS PRIME BUILT THIS! IN A CAVE! WITH A BOX OF SCRAPS!"].
     
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    When thinking of voices, I go for the baritones. And remembering back, one of my favorite movies of all time was The Last Unicorn, that had some really great voice works from Lee and Bridges!

    Alan Rickman would be great too. He's another one that can have some malice like in Die Hard or Harry Potter, or be completely comical like in Robin Hood or Dogma. He could voice either a Decepticon or Autobot!
     
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    I would keep Ironhide's VA Jess Harnell

    Dunno why but he makes a smashing Ironhide :3.
     
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    Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime
     
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    Yes. When Ironhide is reincarnated either in a cartoon TV show, a sequel or reboot, I hope Harnell keeps up the voice over. That bit of English/Aussie ting was an added bonus!

    Peter Cullen for Optimus is a given. The future movies/TV shows that have Optimus voice by someone else either by choice or fate is going to have to overcome a serious revolt from Cullen's departure. It's how I feel he is the main star of the entire franchise. It's going to happen, regardless, it's just going to be tough having to accept another voice for Prime.
     
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    I think they should definitely, as they did with this film trilogy, stick to professional voice actors. Even the name actors they did use (Weaving and Nimoy) had plenty of voice acting experience coming in. It definitely adds to the individual characters by each one having a voice an a voice actor created rather than a celebrity's normal voice.
     
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    Tom Hanks could be a good Optimus Prime if something happened to Cullen.
    But if cullen couldn't be optimus for some reason, I really think they should get a new guy. I mean if Tom Hanks or a big celebrity played prime then we all distingiush Prime's voice as that celebrity. When we hear Prime's voice now, we just know it as the voice of optimus
     
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    Optimus' voice from the anime could return as Optimus again is P. Cullen is unavailable.
    Charles Martinet (Super Mario) - Wheeljack
    Nolan North (Nathan Drake) - Ratchet
    Michael Hollic (not sure if spelled right, but he voiced GTA 4's Niko Bellic) - Mirage
    Mario DeLeon (again, not sure if spelled right, but he voiced
    GTA 4 Ballad of Gay Tony Luis Lopez) - Jazz
    Roger Craig Smith (Sonic the Hedgehog) - Bumblebee
     
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    I would prefer professional voice actors since they seem more unique then let's say Will Smith.

    But if I were to choose famous people I'd say.

    Peter Cullen as Optimus
    Bumblebee- Andrew Garfield
    Ratchet- Gary Oldman
    Ironhide- Hugh Jackman/Idris Elba
    Sideswipe- Idris Elba
    Skids- Kevin Hart
    Mudflap- Brandon Jackson
     
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    David Warner as Shockwave. That is all.
     
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    Autobots

    Optimus Prime - Peter Cullen
    Ultra Magnus - Liam Neeson
    Jazz - Will Smith
    Ironhide - Jeff Bridges
    Ratchet - Hugh Laurie
    Bumblebee - Sean Murray
    Springer - Bruce Campbell
    Wheeljack - Christopher Lloyd
    Grimlock - Brad Garrett
    Emirate Xaaron - Jeremy Irons
    Roadbuster - Sylvester Stallone
    Nightbeat - David Caruso
    Arcee - Kath Soucie

    Decepticons

    Megatron - Clancy Brown
    Overlord - Michael Ironside
    Scorponok (based on G1 Scorponok) - Jim Cummings
    Shockwave - Doug Bradley
    Starscream - Tom Kenny
    Soundwave - Frank Welker (vocoded, no exceptions)
    Lugnut - David Kaye
    Blitzwing - Bumper Robinson
    Thunderwing - Mark Hamill
    Bludgeon - Kevin Conroy
    Swindle - James Woods
    Barricade - Robert Patrick

    Other

    Primus - anyone who can do a good Don LaFontaine impression
    Unicron - James Earl Jones
    The Fallen - Christopher Lee
    Lockdown - Lance Henriksen
     
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    What about Ralph Fiennes using his Voldermort voice for Shockwave
     
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    OMG, this cast made me :drool: 
     

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