In a turn of events that I had not expected, another Transformers veteran is set to return to the fold. Joining Optimus Prime’s voice actor Peter Cullen is Frank Welker. Frank Welker gave voice to Megatron and Soundwave among other characters in the original Transformers animated series. Fans have spoken up about bringing him on board and Michael Bay responded:
I think I’m going to pursue Frank on Soundwave.
A very succinct and exciting proposition. This movie just gets bigger and bigger all the time!
This is one of the most exciting things that I have heard in some time. My favorite movie of 2007 was Transformers, primarily because I grew up watching Transformers. That and Peter Cullen, the original voice of Optimus Prime, returned to reprise his role.
The movie was fun and, every time the Transformers appeared, I was blown away. There just wasn’t enough time with the Transformers. They were only on screen for about 25% of the film, if that.
For movie 2, I created a want list for the sequel that I’ll be posting again after seeing the sequel, along with my analysis of how I feel they did, and how much they may have met my expectations or not.
Now, thanks to the inspiration of The Dark Knight, Michael Bay is joining the crowd of those that are filming sequences with IMAX cameras. These are films that deserve to be seen on IMAX, and Michael Bay is the right man for the job.
Read the full press release after the break.