What if Peter Cullen retires?

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  1. WishfulThinking

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    I think Neil Kaplan should get another crack at it. Chalk does great but it's hard not to hear Optimus Primal instead.
     
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    I actually really want to hear Neil Kaplan as Megatron.
     
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    I like Gary Chalk more as the voice of Primal than Prime. Though I doubt there is going to be much Beast era animation coming up, so it would be nice to see him in other TF voice roles.

    I think John Bailey does an excellent Prime voice, so he’s my top pick. Though if he becomes the main Prime voice, I hope he leaves his own distinct mark on the role instead of feeling like he is doing an impression of Cullen.
     
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    Optimus Prime should be retired and relegated to references or unvoiced flashbacks here and there.
     
  6. sevenlima

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    Eric Edwards from cyber missions, would be a great replacement.
     
  7. UltraAlanMagnus

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    Did you kiss your mother with that Mouth?
     
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    What ?
     
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    We have to clone him before he retires
     
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    what if his clone retires?
     
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    We'll clone him again and again haha
     
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    No offense, but Peter Cullen is older now and he'll not voicing Optimus forever.
     
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    This thought has crossed my mind a couple times recently. The obvious option would be to find someone who can impersonate Peter Cullen's voice. Another option would be to retire the character of Optimus and create a new Autobot leader. I'm sure a lot of people would hate the idea, but I could see Hasbro making Bumblebee the next Prime and just use him instead, they've sort of built up to that anyway.
     
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    Peter Cullen definitely needs to retire from Optimus - his last performances have been so bland. I'd really like a younger-sounding voice like David Kaye's to replace him, and hopefully we can rejuvenate Optimus along with it.
     
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    same here.
     
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    I vote Gary, or Jon Bailey, or Dr Smoov.
    Not Judd Nelson, he sucked in Titans Return.
     
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    "Vector Sigma". :D 

    I am off to watch that again now...so great...
     
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    Dr. Smoov is a genius
     
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    I could see John as Motormaster to be honest, he channel a bit of Scoop Dunbarton for the "tyrannical doushebag" that is Motormaster.
     
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    How about Menasor too?
     
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