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Glenn Morshower Will Not Be Returning for Transformers 4

Posted on 05-22-2013 at 07:58 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
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Word reaches us that Transformers Live Action Movie veteran Glenn Morshower will not be returning for Transformers 4. While attending the Texas Frightmare Weekend earlier this month, Morshower told fans that due to a scheduling conflict he would be unable to reprise his role for the fourth instalment of the live action movie franchise. Glenn Morshower played the role of Colonel Sharp in the first movie, commander of the ill-fated Soccent air base, before returning to play the role of General Morshower in Revenge of the Fallen and Dark of the Moon.
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opt1musaber
Who?
Digilaut
Oh please, don't pretend you don't know who the guy is. Not saying I really care about him being in it or not (nothing personal), but he had two different roles in three movies. You couldn't have missed him.
Starscream Gaga
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Originally Posted by Digilaut View Post
Oh please, don't pretend you don't know who the guy is. Not saying I really care about him being in it or not (nothing personal), but he had two different roles in three movies. You couldn't have missed him.
I'm looking at photos and I can see the Transformer films in his Filmography, but I honestly can't remember him!

EDIT: Oh, TFwiki helps and it seems he was a very, very minor character had barely any lines in all three films. Can't say its a surprise people can't remember him.
Digilaut
He plays the colonel in the Soccent base that gets attacked by Blackout.
He also plays general Morshower, boss of NEST stationed at the Pentagon, and is seen in various scenes in ROTF and DOTM where he is interacting with NEST/Lennox.

(he was also in X-Men first class as a general, and I think he did the voice overs for various Call of Duty games)
Gingerchris
Oh well...
Murasame
Well, I know that he is in the movie and that he was named after one actor from the first movie. But I really don't know who the man was either. And I have seen Dark of the Moon a few weeks ago...
Ikkstakk
Look at the silver lining here: a human who won't be in TF4!
Shatterpoint
Didn't some other news say that he was?
Gingerchris
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Didn't some other news say that he was?
Early on, yeah. But I guess as things got closer to making the final deal other better stuff got in the way.
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Originally Posted by Ikkstakk View Post
Look at the silver lining here: a human who won't be in TF4!
There is that to consider.

I won't be in TF4 either.
Gryph
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Originally Posted by Gingerchris View Post
Early on, yeah. But I guess as things got closer to making the final deal other better stuff got in the way.
There is nothing better.
GAUGE
Awww dang it! that means no more (super-advanced-out-of-nowhere) RAIL-GUN.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVNU87Wnva0

Good bye Rail-Gun, you will surely be missed.

A moment of silence.

...
megatroptimus
Conflicting schedule = new season of 24?
Digilaut
Morshower had nothing to do with the railgun. That was some random captain.


Seriously, did all of you guys fall asleep during the movies or what? Not that I'd blame you for that, but really, the guy wasn't that well-hidden.
TFW10
Now we know, I'm sure Bay will find someone else to fill his roll.
Vladius Prime
comon people really??? really?? he was the person before that chick stepped in where Lennox was answering to. I for one will actually miss him, i thought he was cool other then Lennox character.
Chopperface
Sad day. Always liked Morshower.
Noideaforaname
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Originally Posted by Ikkstakk View Post
Look at the silver lining here: a human who won't be in TF4!
But he was one of the too few decent humans.
perrych17
The character of Colonel Sharp was more notable as that was the name of the commander of the GI Joe team in the ARAH cartoon.
MV95
Noooooooo!!!
Smashs
Ah that bites. Though, I don't see how a schedule could interfere with, at most, a couple days of work. The dude was in the other movies for maybe 10 minutes each.
SPLIT LIP
Awww no.
Gingerchris
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Originally Posted by evergamer View Post
Though, I don't see how a schedule could interfere with, at most, a couple days of work
Maybe he was just being polite putting it down to scheduling conflicts.

But seriously, he could be working a job the other side of the world during production and not able to get to the TF4 sets. Then again, these days they can film someone anywhere and insert them into a scene without the audience realising it wasn't all shot at the same time. We'll probably never know the exact details.
Metroplex79
Maybe he's playing Ensign Burke's great grandfather for JJ's Star Trek 3?
MindChamber
thats hilarious, that he played to different people within the same trilogy, Like thats some seriously lazy shit
Smashs
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thats hilarious, that he played to different people within the same trilogy, Like thats some seriously lazy shit
Tarantino had an actor play two different characters in the SAME MOVIE, and didn't try to hide it.

Who cares.
Sideways77
That's a disappointment. I liked Morshower.
Stygian360
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Originally Posted by Albershide View Post
Surely not a big loss.
This - This - and definitely this ---^
MindChamber
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Originally Posted by evergamer View Post
Tarantino had an actor play two different characters in the SAME MOVIE, and didn't try to hide it.

Who cares.
bay is NOT Tarantino. This isnt done with any type of Irony or saracastic flair. Its lazy. besides Im just making a statement stop acting like you have stock in the franchise, relax your tits.
TylerMirage
Eh, dang. I would've liked for him to have been in it, even if only to have that much more connection between films, but overall, not a huge loss. Too bad they couldn't work it out so that they can steal him (from whatever is the scheduling conflict) for a few days of filming random scenes in a military base.

It's sort of understandable that some people may not remember him. Appeared in the first 10 minutes of the first film, and was a supporting role in both RotF and DotM. Basically the equivalent of Coulson in Iron Man, Iron Man 2 and Thor, in terms of quantity. Plus, for a lot of people, he's merely "random military guy #3", just like how Nolan's Batman movies are filled with a slough of random gangsters with pasta-sounding names, or eight dozen random elves and dwarves in LOTR/The Hobbit. They're just not that memorable of characters.

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thats hilarious, that he played to different people within the same trilogy, Like thats some seriously lazy shit
Yeah, really. Because so many people noticed and cared about it.

It happens more often than you think. Bruce Spence was the Gyro Captain and Jedediah the Pilot in two different Mad Max movies. Or how about the creative team behind the Dirty Harry flicks? Albert Popwell played a different character in four of of five Dirty Harry movies! A thief in Dirty Harry, the pimp in Magnum Force, Mustafa in The Enforcer and Horace King in Sudden Impact, with the latter two of the roles being quite prominent. Heck, look at any and all crime-fighting series. The CSI, NCIS, Law and Order, etc.. There are several actors who play different characters within the same universes (not that all of those are in the same universes, mind you. The CSIs are, and it's happened before).

Bay likes working with Morshower, and Morshower makes a great military character. So Bay cast him again. Probably saved some time and money from having to recast a role that was pretty much tailor made for Glenn.
Smashs
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bay is NOT Tarantino. This isnt done with any type of Irony or saracastic flair. Its lazy. besides Im just making a statement stop acting like you have stock in the franchise, relax your tits.
Whoooa, easy, killer.

a) I didn't compare the two
b) What i'm referring to(Django), wasn't done with irony or flair
c) How did I act like that? You made a stupid, mundane point in my opinion and I commented on it.
BB Shockwave
Apart from die-hard Bayformers fans who obssess over the HUMAN characters (and these people do not exist), who did even remotely remember who this guy was?

Next they will be telling us the guy who ran away from the transforming X-Box in the first movie won't be returning. *SHOCK! GASP!*
Chopperface
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Originally Posted by MindChamber View Post
thats hilarious, that he played to different people within the same trilogy, Like thats some seriously lazy shit
Bay enjoyed working with Morshower, so Bay asked him to come back for ROTF and later DOTM as a new character. Named after him. It was just a gesture of friendship between director and actor, and a pretty cool one at that if your director asks you to come back and names your character after you.

The more you know, the better before you start complaining about something you clearly didn't even know the whole story about.
Prime Jetscream
That rumor that said we would have Grimlock, Lockdown and a bunch of others also said he would return.
Hmm...


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Originally Posted by BB Shockwave View Post
Apart from die-hard Bayformers fans who obssess over the HUMAN characters (and these people do not exist), who did even remotely remember who this guy was?

Next they will be telling us the guy who ran away from the transforming X-Box in the first movie won't be returning. *SHOCK! GASP!*
I remember him, and I remember hearing "General Morshower" so much that it's awkward to acknowledge him as an actor and not the character he plays.

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thats hilarious, that he played to different people within the same trilogy, Like thats some seriously lazy shit
No, it isn't. They do it all the time.
And when I say "they," I mean movies in general.
Not Bay.
MV95
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Originally Posted by MindChamber View Post
thats hilarious, that he played to different people within the same trilogy, Like thats some seriously lazy shit
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Originally Posted by evergamer View Post
Tarantino had an actor play two different characters in the SAME MOVIE, and didn't try to hide it.

Who cares.
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Originally Posted by MindChamber View Post
bay is NOT Tarantino. This isnt done with any type of Irony or saracastic flair. Its lazy. besides Im just making a statement stop acting like you have stock in the franchise, relax your tits.
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Originally Posted by evergamer View Post
Whoooa, easy, killer.

a) I didn't compare the two
b) What i'm referring to(Django), wasn't done with irony or flair
c) How did I act like that? You made a stupid, mundane point in my opinion and I commented on it.
hahaha I'm usually the one that finds myself in these arguments. I'll leave this one alone.
shroobmaster
We can't even have a man tell the press about his involvement in a movie without somebody running to get the snarky hit first.

With that said, I'm sure we can find another bald rugged actor dude to play a bad rugged dude.
MV95
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We can't even have a man tell the press about his involvement in a movie without somebody running to get the snarky hit first.

With that said, I'm sure we can find another bald rugged actor dude to play a bad rugged dude.
They technically don't even need that character. He was great and I don't like it that he's not returning, but he didn't get much screen time and didn't really do much.
MindChamber
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Bay enjoyed working with Morshower, so Bay asked him to come back for ROTF and later DOTM as a new character. Named after him. It was just a gesture of friendship between director and actor, and a pretty cool one at that if your director asks you to come back and names your character after you.

The more you know, the better before you start complaining about something you clearly didn't even know the whole story about.
Its still pretty lazy and uninspired, don't really care if you know the reason behind it. Bay cant tell a story as it is, so to hand out characters from a movie like coupons, when he clearly doesn't have the imagination or capacity to make it work, makes it even worse.
as for everyone else noting other movies that have done it, Its still lazy and uninspired even if you are comparing better movies to a transformer movie. I'm pretty sure some of the nazi soldiers that got shot in Schindlers list were used again for other fight scenes. But it be crazy to compare the two directors, one can tell a story and one can't. So which one should be working on learning how to create a cohesive story, and which one is skilled enough to get a bit sloppy?
TheBigBad
Take the screeplay, cross out "Mor"... Write in "Les," sub in some generic military looking dude, problem solved.
cappeca
I really like that actor, he's to a colonel what R. Lee Ermey is to a drill sergeant. In fact, I'd like to see both in the same movie.
Skeeve
Oh my God, this is the saddest news I heard since the report that Ric Ollie wouldn't be in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones!
GAUGE
my reply about the railgun was 200% sarcasm lol

it was supposed to mean "I didn't care enough to remember"
Josh
yeah Ive always liked Glenn as an actor. his role in 24 made me a fan. Always did wish he woulda had a bigger role in the TF movies but what can ya do

at least he's busy on something else!
GoodEnough
Wait, so he has been confirmed for this role for months now and all of a sudden he drops due to a scheduling conflict? He couldn't have seen that coming? C'mon dude
Autovolt 127
Morshower was awesome, the movies will miss him.

I wonder if it's still possible to bring back Fig from the first movie?
Aeronnz
Ok... I'm guessing nobody here cares?
MV95
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Ok... I'm guessing nobody here cares?
Um... I'm guessing you didn't read the first four pages of this?
Autovolt 127
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Ok... I'm guessing nobody here cares?
I care.
Stryker055
I'm disappointed.
420bot
Good, he doesn't need to be in everything.

Very overrated.

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