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Postby Black Bumblebee » Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:10 pm

Even if Megatron only has one line... or word... or beep... his voice actor has to be placed now so that he will sound the same in the SEQUEL :-)
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Postby Bluebullet » Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:54 pm

skywarp-2 wrote:
guara wrote:What are the odds that Megatron might not even have a voice actor? If it's Frank they should've confirmed it already instead of saying things like this movie would be awesome, it'll blow your minds away, yadda yadda, etc.



I have that same sneaking suspicion that they don't have any Megatron Lines at all, or atleast not human, and i think most of the Decepticons don't have any lines either, they will probably be mindless, Bay might be weighing that fact and thats why we haven't seen anything on voice actor confirmation, plus why not make it an issue, then not have a voice for megs in the film, it won't matter by the time the movie debuts that opening weekend, just stall the hard core fan base long enough, so they won't boycott and give it a bad name before it debuts..

Boycott? Way ahead of you. My whole family is organising it. Bay doesn't listen to the fans, in fact, he does the opposite of what most fans want. Waiting around for more reasons to start will make it too late in the end and, as you stated, what Bay may want to happen. He even said that he was trying to keep the designs a secret a few months back.

I got a really good compromise michael Bay..listen or read...FRANK WELKER NEEDS TO BE MEGATRON, AND THE DECEPTICONS HAVE BRAINS AND AR NOT TERMINATORS, OR ALIENS FROM ID4!!! THEY NEED ACTUAL LINES.. BANTER BETWEEN MEGS AND PRIME... AND QUARRELLS BETWEEN STARSCREAM AND MEGS...COME ON!!!

who cares how great Don and Co. think this movie is gonna be, yeah, yeah, yeah we heard it all...show us that you keep with the core of the property..then we'll be happy..maybe

It's too late to make those changes. What's sad is that the current movie is Bay's "envisionment". What he wants it to be. The movie is finished and written in stone. I just keep crying "Foul" so no one can say that we were quiet about the way things shaped out to be. IMHO, I have personally seen enough to know that the movie will be an homage to Godzilla 98.
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Postby Optimus_julio » Tue Mar 13, 2007 12:00 am

you supose to do the voice first before you do the animations !!!!!
so i guess they are B.S about it ...they already know if frank will be the one.
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Postby skywarp-2 » Tue Mar 13, 2007 6:39 am

I really have a bad feeling that the decepticons have no lines in the movie..evn Barricade slamming his fist on the car in fron t of shia should say, there's no escape flesh bag.. or something like that.. but I'm worried now that they won't have lines at all, which makes this a halfassed transformers movie.. if that is the case..
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Postby Ironhidensh » Tue Mar 13, 2007 7:10 am

skywarp-2 wrote:I really have a bad feeling that the decepticons have no lines in the movie..evn Barricade slamming his fist on the car in fron t of shia should say, there's no escape flesh bag.. or something like that.. but I'm worried now that they won't have lines at all, which makes this a halfassed transformers movie.. if that is the case..


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Postby Stormrider » Tue Mar 13, 2007 7:36 am

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skywarp-2 wrote:I really have a bad feeling that the decepticons have no lines in the movie..evn Barricade slamming his fist on the car in fron t of shia should say, there's no escape flesh bag.. or something like that.. but I'm worried now that they won't have lines at all, which makes this a halfassed transformers movie.. if that is the case..


My worst fear for this movie is if the Decepticons get portrayed as monsters in this movie. Make them smart and cunning instead.
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Postby Ironhidensh » Tue Mar 13, 2007 7:46 am

Stormrider wrote:
skywarp-2 wrote:I really have a bad feeling that the decepticons have no lines in the movie..evn Barricade slamming his fist on the car in fron t of shia should say, there's no escape flesh bag.. or something like that.. but I'm worried now that they won't have lines at all, which makes this a halfassed transformers movie.. if that is the case..


My worst fear for this movie is if the Decepticons get portrayed as monsters in this movie. Make them smart and cunning instead.


The hints lead to them being portrayed as both.
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Postby Robinson » Tue Mar 13, 2007 9:22 am

Optimus_julio wrote:you supose to do the voice first before you do the animations !!!!!
so i guess they are B.S about it ...they already know if frank will be the one.



You do know it takes alot longer to animate something than it does for the voice actor to record the dialogue, and it takes even less to match up the sound in post.
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Postby Zeroplex » Tue Mar 13, 2007 12:16 pm

Optimus_julio wrote:you supose to do the voice first before you do the animations !!!!!
so i guess they are B.S about it ...they already know if frank will be the one.


Thats complete crap. Voice actors these days usually have the animation playing while recording their parts for a show or they have atleast seen some of the things the character does so they get the voice right. If they recorded the voices first then half the things coming over from Japan would be coming out daily rather thean every couple of months.
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Postby Zeroplex » Tue Mar 13, 2007 12:31 pm

Optimus_julio wrote:you supose to do the voice first before you do the animations !!!!!
so i guess they are B.S about it ...they already know if frank will be the one.


Thats complete crap. Voice actors these days usually have the animation playing while recording their parts for a show or they have atleast seen some of the things the character does so they get the voice right. If they recorded the voices first then half the things coming over from Japan would be coming out daily rather thean every couple of months.
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Postby lordmegatron44 » Tue Mar 13, 2007 12:36 pm

here's a part of apost i put on TFW2005
Hello, Mr. Welker!

You have done a great job voicing Megatron in the G1 Transformers series. I know that Peter Cullen is going to voice Optimus Prime in the new live-action movie. Are you going to participate in it? [snip] I would like to contact Peter Cullen. Do you know how?

Sincerely,
Omeed Mirhakkak

Dear Omeed,

Thanks, I really enjoyed doing that voice and playing a villain for a change. I know I have been asked a lot about the movie, but at the present time I have not been offered any roles. That doesn't mean it's final, they are still doing voice casting. Peter Cullen is a hard man to track down, you might try some of the "Transformer" sites and see if you can get a message to him.

Frank"
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Postby Godmodule » Tue Mar 13, 2007 1:32 pm

I for one would rather have Kaye. Megs seem so much more diabolical as a snooty brit.
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Postby Skullgrin140 » Tue Mar 13, 2007 4:52 pm

Oh Just Pick Frank welker and get on with it already! Were all tired of waiting for an awnser, because if we wait too long it will be too late
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Postby First-Aid » Tue Mar 13, 2007 5:43 pm

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I can see them playing up the whole "no voice actor" thing then springing it on us at BotCon for a special fan-only premeire. The build up would go on and on with Megs and Prime fighting then finally, just when Prime looks beaten Megatron finally learns English and in a deep, threatening voice says "It's over Prime..." not telling us who it us until we hear him....
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