Discussion in 'Transformers Movie Discussion' started by agent j 15, Sep 16, 2015.
I've always saw Bryan Cranston more fitting for Ratchet.
Same thing they do whenever a beloved characters voice actor passes away:
They find someone else that does a near perfect voice, or gives their own unique spin on the character that they become the new voice of that character. Can you imagine where Looney Tunes would be if they stopped making cartoons after Mel Blanc died?
As much as I like Kevin Conroy, I think it's more fitting if he played a villain.
Inb4 "Optimus is already a villain!"
Is it reasonable though to suggest Bruce Greenwood?
Dan Green...if they ever do a Transformers series recorded in New York City.
You know, I'm pretty sure that with Dan providing additional voices in Gundam Unicorn and writing the dub script, when the series was (most likely) dubbed in California (NYAV Post has a branch there), it probably wouldn't matter if the voicework was done in NY or LA, Dan Green would probably still land a role. I mean, as long as the show is Western-produced in the first place.
I say Cullen works perfectly for the wooden character Optimus Prime has long since become, so why bother changing that? =/
I was actually talking to one of my friends about this and he suggested Liam Neeson because he said "Liam Neeson kind of has that same powerful tone that Peter Cullen uses for his Optimus voice." But I disagreed with him and told him that Liam Neeson seemed more fitting as Ironhide rather than Optimus.
Now personally for me I really don't know who could replace Peter Cullen since I'm use to his voice the most, the only Transformers thing period that I've seen so far that didn't have Peter Cullen is Transformers Animated. I know there's more Transformers stuff without Peter Cullen but I hadn't watched them yet so I hadn't heard the voices yet.
I'm going to throw an odd one out there.
he just has that deep timber and authoritative tone that would work well for Optimus. He does a lot of voice work and his well skilled at emoting to animation.
That's true, usually Transformers is recorded at Studiopolis but I wouldn't mind an NYAV Post production show. I mean western VA's like Patrick Warburton and Fred Tatasciore have worked their before so it could be a viable option actually.
He's one of my other top choices for Optimus.
Dr Smoov. But with less comedy
Having met him in person, I'd say Neil Kaplan. He already emulated Peter Cullen's Optimus well enough in RiD2001.
Every time I think of Optimus Prime, I think of Peter Cullen. His will always be the definitive performance, but I wouldn't mind seeing someone new handle the role, and I've heard some choices I seriously agree with tossed around here.
Idris Alba is a great actor, and sounds like he could do the deep, booming voice for Optimus.
Sir Ian McKellen also has a deep, booming voice, and he's British, which would really distinguish Optimus Prime from all his other incarnations, should he play him.
John Bailey has the character's voice down to a tee. He sounds like he could be a credible voice actor, and I'd be happy to see him do it.
If I had to offer my own suggestion... maybe Tom Baker? Deep, booming, and wise, as Optimus should be, but different enough to distinguish him and make it his own. Alternatively, Patrick Stewart for the same reasons.
...A lot of these suggestions make me want to see a British actor voice Optimus Prime.
I kinda like the way this guy sounds as Optimus:
Liam Neeson was originally considered for Prime wasn't he?
I'd be interested.
His physical stature was designed off of him, I believe.
Liam Neeson, he just looks like Optimus or was it vise versa?
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