Ron Perlman to voice Optimus Primal in Rise of the Beasts

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  1. octobotimus

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    And there’s the confirmation he didn’t reject any role. He just wasn’t asked because “We NeEd StAr PoWeR”.

    (this is coming from someone who’s totally fine with the casting. Still lame he wasn’t cast)
     
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    Congrats to Ron on getting the part! I'm sure he'll be amazing.
     
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    They were gonna get Liam Neeson for Murder Prime before we twisted their arm. Maybe we can get a little Garry Chalk action going?
     
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    Oh damn, Pearlman\'s perfect for it.

    Chalk\'s great , but a little too jolly & toony for a more serious movie monkey.
     Pearlman\'s voice will sound like he\'s been through actual war.
     
     
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    He was also retweeting a large amount fan reactions on Twitter essentially all expressing disappointment yet still congratulate Perlman and wishing him the best.
     
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    I agree on it. No disrespect for Garry Chalk but he got that your funny uncle voice you know?
    Instead of a wise leader (I think) they're going for.
     
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    So even when Weaving phone in his performance it sounds badass. Now that's talent right there.
     
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    Mirahaze are calling him a Clebtard.
     
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    obviously it's not the '96 cartoon but they're taking cues from that, the character is inspired by that, it's that iconography they're tapping into. There's a reason they used Cullen for the Bay movies and why they eventually brought in Welker, those actors helped shape the pop culture vision for so many fans over generations. Compare those performances in the Bay films to Ironhide, Ratchet, Sideswipe, Starscream, or any other named character who spoke, they're all forgettable, bland, confusing, odd accents and weird voice direction, they don't stand out whatsoever.
     
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    BIG DISAGREE THERE BUD
     
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    I prefer Garry Chalk OVER Ron Perlman.
     
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    Could be worse...... Cough.... Netflix.... Cough 
     
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    Another comment by Garry Chalk.

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    See on one hand I'm fine with getting new actors for characters, especially when it's a new take with the same mannerisms without needing to dedicate half their performance to an impersonation.

    On the other hand, it's the fact that Chalk wasn't even asked to come voice the character, and hasn't voiced Primal in any of his major reappearances like Cullen was able to almost every Optimus after 07 until recently.

    As someone who grew up with him as both Optimus and Primal, this this pretty disappointing, even if it isn't completely unexpected.
     
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    Nothing against Ron (solid casting) but boo what a load of apeshit.

    I am very worried that someone in the production pushed for Ron because he played Primal in that web series and they thought that's what fans would want. "It's the original voice actor! Fans will love it!"
     
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    I'm guessing it probably didn't even occur to them to ask Gary Chalk. Or maybe a certain someone didn't want to risk a repeat of what happened when they called in Peter Cullen for an audition, which despite some complications, he still ended up passing.

    Pearlman does seem to be good, alternative, though.
     
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    i wouldn't even be surprised if that's what happened. everything they try to do to appeal to fans seems like it falls on hollow ears since they lack the follow through to make any of it memorable.

    reminds me of travis knight's comments about being an immense g1 fan and then gushing about blitzwing being an original seeker. like i'm not expecting these people to learn the subtleties and meaning behind optimus' expression in the 3rd panel of marvel UK #54 but saying "ANIMAL ROBOTS AND G1 OPTIMUS WE LITERALLY ARE PULLING OUT ALL THE STOPS" when the movie as a whole still sounds messy is just dumb. and the prequel/reboot/requel garbage. "we care so much about the fans we can't have any consistent internal continuity between 6 movies and we're going for 7, possibly"
     
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  19. CryptiniteDemon

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    I've never heard of this. Any Details?
     
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    Apparently, there was supposed to be another guy who was supposed to voice Ironhide to Cullen's Prime but he never turned up. Except Cullen used to voice Ironhide himself and ended up playing both parts. It impressed Bay. And we know the rest.

    Oh, and it seems Lorenzo's apparently not a big fan of the G1 cartoon. Cullen was not his first choice. I'm wondering how he feels about Beast Wars.