Ron Perlman to voice Optimus Primal in Rise of the Beasts

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    Huh, interesting. I'm only familiar with Ron Pearlman from Pacific Rim, and I always loved his performance in that. I can't wait to see what he brings to this role.
     
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    Why would Cullen voice
    They’re not going to recast lol stop that right now. Time to accept it and move forward. Redoing a CGI character so way different, you know there’s contracts and agreements and money involved. You really think that’s out the window because some fans online want someone else lol
     
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    I would like to see the tone of the thread if it were George Clooney voicing Optimus Prime instead
     
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    Please no. That whole Sonic thing was embarassing. A bunch of online crybabies forced a CGI team in to massive crunch, after which they were all laid off.
     
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    >Gary Chalk isn't voicing live action Primal

     
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    It happens all the time. Hell, it's happened countless times in Transformers already. People just don't notice (or care) because the only voice actors these self-proclaimed "superfans" actually know are Welker, Cullen, Kaye, McNeil, and Chalk.
     
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    people started a petition when they found out he wasn't playing optimus in the 2007 movie, and won out. the guy who voiced him in cyberverse and netflix wfc got flak for not being Cullen.
    as far as i can see in this thread, theres a subset of people who would prefer the original actor for the character's movie debut.
     
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    What are people going to do when Cullen unfortunately passes? Like, do they expect Hasbro will retire Optimus Prime in all future media?
     
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    wow, a good, rational take. i'd almost wager that its more rational than mine.
     
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    This thread is amazing....:drunk 
     
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    I mean the guy who did the Netflix voice did a really bad job. May have been the voice director, but still.
     
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    I have one word for this news: AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Here's the thing, one can be a big fans of something, but still want to go into a new direction, one can be a big fan of Beast Wars, but also wanting to have new actor do one of the characters. Maybe because of the way Optimus Primal is depicted in the movie, maybe Steven feels Ron Perlman is a better fit for the movieverse version of the character than Garry.

    Or as others have suggested, maybe it was the higher ups at Paramount who wanted Ron and Steven couldn't overule their decision
     
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    Thats not true. Peter Cullen was one of the very first announcements for the 2007 movie. There was no one cast before him. They made a big spectacle about it at a convention

    He and frank even auditioned for the movie because they wanted both of them but the didn’t feel frank was a suitable for their Megatron but Peter was for optimus
     
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    What’s pretty funny is that Rob Perlman voiced a character for in a cartoon called Danny Phantom who was said to look like George Clooney.
     
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    That'd have to be my guess, my worry though is that he deviates so far he may as well be a bay era name slap.
     
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    Nobody likes gatekeepers.

    Oh okay so it was one of those things where they announced the movie, a bunch of people started an online petition, and then took credit when Paramount cast Cullen as if they had anything to do with it.

    Both of these characters are named "Prowl." They are not the same character. That's okay.

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    The most disappointing part is having to reconcile this decision with how Cullen was brought back in 2007. He hadn't been in anything Transformers related since the late '80s. In fact, Chalk was the one voicing Optimus Prime at the time. Yet Bay and Paramount ensured they got the original when it came time for the live-action movie. That respect obviously wasn't given to Chalk.

    People talk about star power, but really, this is a franchise six movies in where the only consistent cast has come from the career voice actors. At some point, the brand name means more than any individual talent.

    The reality that's he's almost 70 and no major piece of Transformers media has used Vancouver-based voice actors since Cybertron ended over 15 years ago? The new Nickelodeon show is animated there, but it'll likely use American actors.
     
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    I remember Cullen saying that he got the role because the fans wanted him, but I could be misremembering things.
     
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