Wheeljack's Voice Actor?

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  1. Jazzmatic Prime

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    I Was Surfing the web on wikipedia and saw this!John DiMaggio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia it said on the very last of John DiMaggio's page, right at the end of Animated films and anime that he will be playing Wheeljack in DOTM. Now i know that Wikipedia isn't known for being right all the time, but wouldn't it be cool if this was true?

    either that or they're making a animated comic prequel to go with the DVD release like the did for the fist movie.

    what do you think?
     
  2. TylerMirage

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    My thoughts:

    1.) Not to call you a liar, or berate you for linking Wikipedia, I'll be taking this with some saltz until it's confirmed or denied. :) 
    2.) John DiMaggio is the s**t. He seems like such an awesome guy, and is a very talented voice actor. He'd be a very welcome addition to cast, if you ask me. :D 

    But hey, thanks for the link. :) 
     
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    I think Mark Ryan will be voicing him.
     
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    no prob, but if he isn't the voice actor maybe John Cleese or Christopher Lloyd?
     
  5. Axel990

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    Yes, anything taken from Wikipedia must be taken lightly. ANYONE could have posted that information. Perhaps a die-hard fan of DiMaggio expressing his hopes.
     
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    Yeah, as much as I'd love DiMaggio to be voicing Wheeljack, Mark Ryan's comment about "I'll be voicing multiple characters in the film" (or whatever...) got me thinking that Wheeljack would be a likely candidate for Ryan. The "multiple characters" could be Wheeljack or Mirage, maybe one of The Wreckers and 'Bee if he speaks. My vote is still for DiMaggio. :) 

    The likes of John Cleese or Christopher Lloyd seem too classy/famous/expensive/whatever for what will most likely be a minor supporting Autobot. The really "famous" VA's they've gotten for the movies are the usually the bigger, more important characters like Megatron (Hugo Weaving), The Fallen (Tony Todd) and Sentinel Prime (Leonard Nimoy). You know, names you can bank on. $$$ I mean, why have someone like Cleese or Lloyd and pay them a gratuitous amount of money and time for a minor Autobot with all of 6 lines of dialogue, if we're lucky?

    And all of this begs the question as to what kind of character Wheeljack will be? It all depends on the voice actor. If John Cleese voiced him, I could see 'Jacky being a sophisticated scientist. Meanwhile Lloyd would play up the crazy mad scientist/inventor-vibe. DiMaggio could do pretty much whatever kind of character he wanted with an extreme amount of skill. And Mark Ryan would probably go for some English-accent, slightly akin to 'Bee in the first movie. Just my thoughts.
     
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    It is a shame that since Wheeljack looks like Einstein, we can't exactly get that Brooklyn-esque voice he had in G1.
     
  8. Overlord Balder

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    If he had a Brooklyin-esque voice, people would say he is a racist character.

    In fact, we must all pray to not hear "Shockwave is a Racist British Character" once the movie is over.
     
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    I'm not suggesting he should utterly replace the twins.
     
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    Me neither, I'm saying people would say racist bullshit, whataver the accent he has.
    For God's sake, some people thought JETFIRE was racist character!
     
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    In that case, I hope something was said regarding Devastator's lack of pants...
     
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    PLENTY was said about Devastators lack of pants. TOO MUCH was said about Devastators lack of paints...
     
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    Well good, I was starting to think that went unnoticed, :lol 

    Tbh, I found that part to be funny.
     
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    Which is totally wrong, Jetfire was an ageist character clearly.

    As for that voice as WJ, I'm down. Hopefully we can get a "Bite my Shiny Metal Ass" in there somewhere, or a Gears of War reference between him and Hardcore Eddie.
     
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    Man, tell me about one old man that doesn't want to be Blackhawk-turning Giant badass robot with an axe-cane.
     
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    Hmm, I think thats something that Einstein might say...
     
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    with a german car, a german registration and the head more or less of a famous german scientist, it'd be utterly taking the p*ss if they let mark ryan voice him let alone an english accent. I'm sure John dimaggio can do a german accent,this is my problem with the movies,let VAs do the jobs not a nobody like ryan
     
  18. Overlord Balder

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    Mark Ryan is awesome, your argument is invalid.
     
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    POSSIBLE SPOILER (you never know what people will call a spoiler)
    Can someone tell me how to do the spoiler blacking out the text thing?









    Wheeljack will most likely be British if you read Rising Storm the way he talks has some British words and quirks to it.
     
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    [.spoiler.] [./spoiler.] get rid of the periods. And that's not really a spoiler.
     

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