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Re: Hugo Weaving Discusses His Role As Megatron In The Movies. May Not Be Returning.

Postby Micronautsdeep » Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:13 pm

Lord Onixprime wrote:Eh, don't care. I liked Hugo's Megatron, but I don't care if he is not coming back. Honestly, if he was (meaning Megatron was returning) I'd be disappointed. Despite the lackluster final fight in DotM, bringing him back from death again would just make me roll my eyes. Megatron needs to stay dead. Maybe bring in Galvatron as a completely new character.


Agreed...keep Megs dead...Bring in Galvatron or some other ultimate badass bad guy. Find an actor that cares too. Hugo was ok, but I mean...whatever. :CON:
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Re: Hugo Weaving Discusses His Role As Megatron In The Movies. May Not Be Returning.

Postby PrymeStriker » Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:42 pm

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Lord Onixprime wrote:Eh, don't care. I liked Hugo's Megatron, but I don't care if he is not coming back. Honestly, if he was (meaning Megatron was returning) I'd be disappointed. Despite the lackluster final fight in DotM, bringing him back from death again would just make me roll my eyes. Megatron needs to stay dead. Maybe bring in Galvatron as a completely new character.


Agreed...keep Megs dead...Bring in Galvatron or some other ultimate badass bad guy. Find an actor that cares too. Hugo was ok, but I mean...whatever. :CON:


Galvatron and Megatron are the same dude.

And we already have someone somethings named Galvatron(s) in the Movie Franchise.


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Re: Hugo Weaving Discusses His Role As Megatron In The Movies. May Not Be Returning.

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:53 pm

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PrymeStriker wrote:Galvatron and Megatron are the same dude.

And we already have someone somethings named Galvatron(s) in the Movie Franchise.
They could still make a "Galvatron (TF4)" who is a non-Megs Galvatron like BWII Galvatron and IDW Galvatron. ;)
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Re: Hugo Weaving Discusses His Role As Megatron In The Movies. May Not Be Returning.

Postby User897 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:34 pm

Of course he doesn't shive a git about what he did as Megatron. What actor in their right mind would? Bayverse Megatron is a Megaflop. The weakest supposed "leader" of any incarnation. It doesn't even deserve to be called Transformers.
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Re: Hugo Weaving Discusses His Role As Megatron In The Movies. May Not Be Returning.

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:39 pm

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User897 wrote:Of course he doesn't shive a git about what he did as Megatron. What actor in their right mind would?
Peter Cullen?
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Re: Hugo Weaving Discusses His Role As Megatron In The Movies. May Not Be Returning.

Postby User897 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:30 pm

Umm, as always, Peter Cullen was/is Optimus Prime. Your point? I was talking about the crappy Bay version of Megatron and how all the Bay movie scripts were below Mr. Weaving.
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Re: Hugo Weaving Discusses His Role As Megatron In The Movies. May Not Be Returning.

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:38 pm

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User897 wrote:Umm, as always, Peter Cullen was/is Optimus Prime. Your point? I was talking about the crappy Bay version of Megatron and how all the Bay movie scripts were below Mr. Weaving.
Didn't you ask what actor would care about their role in the Bay movies?
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Re: Hugo Weaving Discusses His Role As Megatron In The Movies. May Not Be Returning.

Postby Evil_the_Nub » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:40 pm

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TulioDude wrote:WARNING:Large amount of blind rage detected in this topic.

There sure is. Hugo weaving is one of my favorite actors, but I can totally understand that sitting in a booth for 2 hours wouldn't rank among his greatest roles. But of course there are people that have to twist every little thing into irrational Bay hatred.
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Re: Hugo Weaving Discusses His Role As Megatron In The Movies. May Not Be Returning.

Postby Micronautsdeep » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:57 pm

PrymeStriker wrote:
Micronautsdeep wrote:
Lord Onixprime wrote:Eh, don't care. I liked Hugo's Megatron, but I don't care if he is not coming back. Honestly, if he was (meaning Megatron was returning) I'd be disappointed. Despite the lackluster final fight in DotM, bringing him back from death again would just make me roll my eyes. Megatron needs to stay dead. Maybe bring in Galvatron as a completely new character.


Agreed...keep Megs dead...Bring in Galvatron or some other ultimate badass bad guy. Find an actor that cares too. Hugo was ok, but I mean...whatever. :CON:


Galvatron and Megatron are the same dude.

And we already have someone somethings named Galvatron(s) in the Movie Franchise.


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Sort of...Megatron re-created by Unicron. We all know the story, just saying. If they bring back Megs, re-create him as Galvatron or come up with someone we haven't seen yet.
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Re: Hugo Weaving Discusses His Role As Megatron In The Movies. May Not Be Returning.

Postby MINDVVIPE » Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:06 pm

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TulioDude wrote:WARNING:Large amount of blind rage detected in this topic.

There sure is. Hugo weaving is one of my favorite actors, but I can totally understand that sitting in a booth for 2 hours wouldn't rank among his greatest roles. But of course there are people that have to twist every little thing into irrational Bay hatred.

Hugo doesn't want to play red skull again, and as far as I was concerned, that was a pretty boring character in the movie, so theres definitely enough grounds to believe that crappy writing could cause an actor or voice actor to lose any bond with the character, and vice versa with good writing potentially inspiring an actor or voice actor to create a sense of achievemant and connection with that role. But ya, its all pretty much speculation. There just so happens to be a readily possible reason with the crappy writing, so its no surprise people would begin to slander the movies. Hardly irrational when your guess is as good as mine.
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Re: Hugo Weaving Discusses His Role As Megatron In The Movies. May Not Be Returning.

Postby User897 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:56 pm

That's what I meant, was the script, including the poorly-written Megatron character, was simply something that talented professionals like Weaving would not want to focus on.
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Re: Hugo Weaving Discusses His Role As Megatron In The Movies. May Not Be Returning.

Postby 1111111222233333 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:59 am

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I can't hate on the guy for being honest. Even though at first glance he sounds like he's being a dick, he's really not. He did the job he was approached to do, and all things considered did it well. The fault lies with Bay, for not giving enough of a crap about the characters or storyline. What should have been main characters were nothing but extras in a Degrassi episode. All Bay's Megatron required was what Weaving put in.
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Re: Hugo Weaving Discusses His Role As Megatron In The Movies. May Not Be Returning.

Postby El Duque » Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:28 pm

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Looks like Michael Bay didn't appreciate the comments from Hugo Weaving regarding his role in the first Transformers movie trilogy. Bay apparently took to his official website and fired off the comments quoted below. The original posting on MichaelBay.com seems to have been removed, but Collider managed to snag the comments before they were taken down. See what Bay had to say below:

Do you ever get sick of actors that make $15 million a picture, or even $200,000 for voiceover work that took a brisk one hour and 43 minutes to complete, and then complain about their jobs? With all the problems facing our world today, do these grumbling thespians really think people reading the news actually care about trivial complaints that their job wasn’t ‘artistic enough” or “fulfilling enough”? I guess The Hollywood Reporter thinks so.

What happened to people who had integrity, who did a job, got paid for their hard work, and just smiled afterward? Be happy you even have a job – let alone a job that pays you more than 98% of the people in America.

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Re: Hugo Weaving Discusses His Role As Megatron In The Movies. May Not Be Returning.

Postby reflector7 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:37 pm

What can I say? Michael Bay, a rich untalented director, poking fun at people who he is just like? I never thought what Mr Weaving said was ungrateful. I do, however, think Michael Bay has no credibility with his words. Considering his idea of finding a talented actress to play his lead is having her wash his car in a bikini.
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Re: Hugo Weaving Discusses His Role As Megatron In The Movies. May Not Be Returning.

Postby TheForgottenTaxi » Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:38 pm

You know, it's nice that Bay has some class sensitivity here, and some desire to give to a good cause, but his contempt for the idea of (gasp) artistic fulfillment says a lot about what was wrong with all of those movies.
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Re: Hugo Weaving Discusses His Role As Megatron In The Movies. May Not Be Returning.

Postby Homerjay14522 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:41 pm

Maybe Bay will be a bit smarter this time around and listen to Fans and Cast Frank Welker for Megs, we all know he's grateful for what the role has done for him.
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Re: Hugo Weaving Discusses His Role As Megatron In The Movies. May Not Be Returning.

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:42 pm

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Homerjay14522 wrote:Maybe Bay will be a bit smarter this time around and listen to Fans and Cast Frank Welker for Megs, we all know he's grateful for what the role has done for him.
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Re: Hugo Weaving Discusses His Role As Megatron In The Movies. May Not Be Returning.

Postby RodimalToyota » Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:50 pm

I agree with Bay on this, Hugo got paid huge money for a small gig, that was easy. He even said so himself.

While most of America is falling into a debtful slump, these artists still get paid athlete money for short stints of work, where as production crews work for 9-12 months at a time for anywhere from 25K to 60K, Weaving made 137K an hour doing his job for less then two hours.




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Postby Blackstreak » Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:00 pm

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Hugo did say he wasn't being nasty about his comments. In a way I see Hugo's side of this whole thing. And I also see Bay's side to it, too. Hugo should have more appreciation for the recognition he is getting as Megatron's voice because it's no small thing to the TF community.
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Re: Hugo Weaving Discusses His Role As Megatron In The Movies. May Not Be Returning.

Postby OptiMagnus » Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:16 pm

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I don't know what Hugo Weaving should be complaining about. He provided the voice for the central villain for three enormous blockbusters, plus those aren't even the only big films he's done, and I see him more big roles now after his involvement in TF. I suppose I understand why he feels unappreciated though. The person who was probably the least talented in the first two movies is 50 times more famous than Hugo Weaving just because she's attractive. She most definitely got paid more, too: And for what? Looking pretty?

In all honesty, I don't think Hugo realizes how much the Transformers community appreciates him as the voice of Megatron and as an essential figure in the series. Just because he isn't in the tabloids all the time or isn't being interviewed by Oprah doesn't mean he's not appreciated.
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Postby SlyTF1 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:17 pm

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reflector7 wrote:What can I say? Michael Bay, a rich untalented director, poking fun at people who he is just like? I never thought what Mr Weaving said was ungrateful. I do, however, think Michael Bay has no credibility with his words. Considering his idea of finding a talented actress to play his lead is having her wash his car in a bikini.


Untalented? I'd like to see you go out and do better.

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Homerjay14522 wrote:Maybe Bay will be a bit smarter this time around and listen to Fans and Cast Frank Welker for Megs, we all know he's grateful for what the role has done for him.
No more Megatron, please!


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Re: Hugo Weaving Discusses His Role As Megatron In The Movies. May Not Be Returning.

Postby 1111111222233333 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:20 pm

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Not once did Hugo Weaving say or imply that he was ungrateful for the role or money. He just said it didn't mean anything to him, which is perfectly understandable given the reality of what his role was and required of him. That was apparently lost on Bay, who of course jumped at the chance to look like the peoples' champion and play to the whole recession thing. Bad form, Michael, bad form. (But it was funny, lol)
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Hugo Weaving's comments never struck me as malicious. It was a meaningless role for him. He didn't say he wasn't grateful for the money or anything, but he wasn't attached to that role in any significant way, which is understandable the way he describes it. He got called in, he read his lines, he left and went on with other things that were more important to him. Now here comes Michael Bay, attacking him without naming him outright. I want to believe he realizes his mistake, since he removed his comment so quickly, but I'm still skeptical about him.
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Re: Hugo Weaving Discusses His Role As Megatron In The Movies. May Not Be Returning.

Postby Burn » Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:50 pm

The fact that his original post was deleted demonstrates to me that he ran his mouth off THEN went back and thought things through.

Hugo Weaving is one of the best actors in the industry. He's worth the money, but all good actors need good scripts, so maybe fork out a bit of extra money for some better writers?
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Re: Hugo Weaving Discusses His Role As Megatron In The Movies. May Not Be Returning.

Postby User897 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:00 pm

KenjaminLinus wrote:Not once did Hugo Weaving say or imply that he was ungrateful for the role or money. He just said it didn't mean anything to him, which is perfectly understandable given the reality of what his role was and required of him. That was apparently lost on Bay, who of course jumped at the chance to look like the peoples' champion and play to the whole recession thing. Bad form, Michael, bad form. (But it was funny, lol)


^^ This.

Plus, let's not forget that Mr. Weaving was provided with NOTHING regarding the character he was playing. No motivation, no description of things that he did not understand, probably not even a sketch in the booth for him to look at! That poor preparation falls on Bay and Co., not Mr. Weaving. He did what he could with what he had. If he were given the slightest clue of what that incarnation of the character was about, he would have had more appreciation for what he was doing. Plain and simple.
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