Peter Cullen CONFIRMED as Optimus Prime for Transformers Live Action Movie

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by REDLINE, Jul 21, 2006.

  1. Silver Bullit

    Silver Bullit Banned

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    Dude, I am right there with ya.

    However, I am OPTIMistic about the results.

    I can't help to think that the fanbase has been heard. Enough, at least, to give Cullen an audition. Maybe even enough to land him the role.

    To the fanbase: keep being vocal; and don't let any self-proclaimed voice of reason shout you down.

    Peter Cullen:that's just Prime.

    Chris
     
  2. Brodimus Prime

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    I always thought that having Cullen would make nonfans remember the old voice from their childhood and thus enoy the film more. This is excellent!

    I wanted this from the beginning because I just don't think anyone can capture it the way he did. Neil Kaplan came really close, but even he has said that his voice was an attempt at copying Cullen. And while Gary Chalk is a talented VA, his voice just isn't suited for Prime. Peter is a great guy and well deserving of reprising the role that he himself made such a legend. Congratulations, Peter!!

    On a side note, I wasn't too pleased at first when I saw that Prime was a long nose, but I've been able to accept this film for what (I think) it is: a G1 retelling ala Dreamwave's GI Joe vs. TF or the new Evolutions story. When I think of it that way (like a "what if they woke up in 2006 instead of 1984?" kind of story). So I can deal with that and am even more excited when I think of it that way. So I'm pumped!
     
  3. kenm2474

    kenm2474 LORD DC TFW2005 Supporter

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    This news send chills down my spine just imagining seeing Prime on the big screen speaking with his true Voice.
     
  4. Optimus-Convoy

    Optimus-Convoy "FAIYAA!"

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    ..................*seizure , foams at mouth , head explodes in a bloody mess due to his joy*
     
  5. rattrap007

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    yeah the guy from the movie confirmed it.
     
  6. Dark_Convoy

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    <- Is happy.

    Peter Cullen IS Optimus Prime!
     
  7. Deathx360

    Deathx360 Farewell Dear Friend

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    This is the best news I've heard all week. Prime is truly back. About time.
     
  8. Locke

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    Like some others here, I didn't realize I cared until the announcment was made; kudos to all involved. I'd love to see Chalk get a role, but I'm happy Cullen got prime.
     
  9. misterd

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    Woo-hoo! Hopeful optimist beats cynical skeptic! Cullen Wins! Fans Win! EVERYONE WINS!!! YEEEEEHAAAAAAAHHHHH!
     
  10. Seth Buzzard

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  11. McBradders

    McBradders James Franco Club! Veteran

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    Should I change my warcry to "Welker FTW" now?
     
  12. Darkprime

    Darkprime Antigrav Singular Destron

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    Happy Happy Joy Joy!
     
  13. Andersonh1

    Andersonh1 Man, I've been here a LONG time Veteran

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    OUTSTANDING!!! My inner child is all giddy now!!!!!!! :D  :D 
     
  14. jet convoy

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    Wow, this is great news.
     
  15. Brandon

    Brandon This is important work.

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    No freakin' way.


    That's wicked awesome:rock 
     
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    Would rather have Welker as Meg's over Cullen as Prime but still awesome news :) 
     
  17. C.W. McConvoy

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    I was about to post something similar.
    Mr. Murphy, you've now got my money as well.
     
  18. Darkprime

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    I personally hope Kaye gets the role of megs. I'm not sure what big hollywood names would work as megs anyways.
     
  19. blueandwhite

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    Well, this is good news.

    I only hope the movie lives up to Cullen's greatness. It would really suck to hear Cullen voice prime in an otherwise terrible film.
     
  20. EagleEyeJoe

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    This makes me happy.

    I grew up with Cullen as Prime... and I will be so happy to hear him again.