Corey Burton uninterested in reprising Shockwave for DOTM

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  1. Bumblethumper

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    While I generally feel professional voice actors like Burton do a better job than big screen Hollywood actors, David Warner has a fine voice, and actually has a long history of doing voicework.

    I suppose most people remember him as Titanic's evil butler, and I was just watching him in Tron recently and can well imagine him in the part of Shockwave.
     
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    I was all for David Warner considering he inspired Burton's vocal characterization for Shockwave.
     
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    Ouch.
     
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    As awesome as it may be to have either one of them for the role. Does shockwave have to have a british accent to be a giant evil alien robot? Taking note this is the bayverse...
     
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    Burton declined and fully support David Warner's involvement. Not that I really have a vested interest in Bay's movies and I can respect Corey's decision.
     
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    I can. And good for him on both counts.
     
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    Ever seen the episode of Star Trek: the Next Generation where Picard is captured and tortured by the Cardassians (the episode with "there are four lights!")? His interrogator was played by David Warner. Cold, methodical and chilling.
     
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    I'm curious to know what makes you say this, or if you can give me an example. I've always thought quite the opposite.
     
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    good, leaves Burton open to voice characters in tf prime; :) 
     
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    YEAH MAN, DAVID WARNER AS SHOCKWAVE WOULD BE AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!! :bowdown: 
     
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    Whom ever they cast is really their choice.. Corey's feelings about it and the comments on the short casting role of only a few lines stand true.

    But as to who would be the better Shockwave, I have to say Corey Burton. He'll always be the best.
     
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    could be i have nothing against frank welker but i forogt his name actor who played megatron in the first 2 films played megatron very well, starscream to but in the second film i felt they should have left starscreams voice alone his voice has slightyl changed in the second
     
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    Wow. WOW. The David Warner as Shockwave??? That would be :bay  x 150!!!
     
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    So why isn't that the big news? Seen him in Christmas Carol and he could well add a lil flair to this mess to be.
     
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    Like it really matters. Shockwave will probably speak about 10 words in the whole film and they'll be unintelligable like most the other decepticons.
     
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    Very disappointing.
     
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    David Warner as Shockwave! That'd be great! I've enjoyed everything he's done with Star Trek (VI, TNG,) and any other movie and appearence he's been in. He has the perfect monotone we'd hope for with the Shockwave character. His vocal diction expertise would really shine if they pick him for the character. He made a perfect Cardassian... :p  He is the master of talking without emotion...
     
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    For any doubters, check out this Ra's Al Ghul performance, particularly the line at 1:40 ("And when the resultant cataclysm has abated..."):

    YouTube - Batman and Ra's al Ghul

    I didn't realize how good Burton's Warner impression really was. Edit: Heh. Good enough that they cast him as Sark in "Kingdom Hearts II," I just learned.
     
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    I can totally understand why Burton isn't interested in voicing Shockwave for the film, and David Warner really is the next best choice.
     
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    I remember David Warner had a small part in the movie "Wing Commander". He did'nt play a villian.