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John Goodman, Ken Watanabe to Voice Autobots in ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’

Postby rich prime » Thu May 08, 2014 6:28 pm

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John Goodman and Ken Watanabe are on board to voice new autobots in Paramount’s “Transformers: Age of Extinction."

Michael Bay is directing the movie with Mark Wahlberg and Jack Reynor starring.

Goodman will play Autobot Hound, Watanabe will play Drift, while Peter Cullen reprises his role as the voice of Optimus Prime and Frank Welker takes on another new character, Galvatron.

Michael Bay announced the news on his blog, saying, “I am pleased to welcome two gifted and versatile actors, John Goodman and Ken Watanabe, to the world of Transformers. And to reteam with Peter and Frank, who have brought Transformers characters alive from the beginning. I’ve been fortunate to work with some of the best voice talent in the business, and together we will introduce several exciting new robots to fans of the franchise around the world."

Pic bows on June 27.

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Transformers: Age of Extinction Voice Actors Confirmed!

Postby Mindmaster » Thu May 08, 2014 6:51 pm

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Transformers: Age of Extinction director Michael Bay updated his website to confirm Age of Extinction's voice actors, new entries being John Goodman (Hound), Ken Watanabe (Drift), John DiMaggio (Crosshairs), Mark Ryan (Lockdown), Robert Foxworth (Ratchet), Reno Wilson (Brains), and fan-favorite and legend Frank Welker (Galvatron)!

Director Michael Bay has tapped John Goodman and Ken Watanabe to voice two all new Autobots in his highly anticipated film “TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION," the fourth film in the global blockbuster franchise from Paramount Pictures.

Goodman and Watanabe will join legendary voice actors Peter Cullen and Frank Welker.

Goodman will play Autobot Hound, Watanabe will play Drift, while Cullen reprises his role as the voice of Optimus Prime, and Welker takes on another new character, Galvatron.

“I am pleased to welcome two gifted and versatile actors, John Goodman and Ken Watanabe, to the world of Transformers," said Bay. “And to reteam with Peter and Frank, who have brought Transformers characters alive from the beginning. I’ve been fortunate to work with some of the best voice talent in the business, and together we will introduce several exciting new robots to fans of the franchise around the world."

Rounding out the voice-over cast are actors John DiMaggio, Mark Ryan, Robert Foxworth and Reno Wilson. DiMaggio and Ryan will take on the new characters Crosshairs and Lockdown respectively, while Foxworth reprises the role of Ratchet and Wilson returns as Brains.
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Re: John Goodman, Ken Watanabe to Voice Autobots in ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’

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YES! Hey, wouldn't this be the first time Frank Welker voices a character named Galvatron?
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Re: John Goodman, Ken Watanabe to Voice Autobots in ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’

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The Thuggernaut wrote:YES! Hey, wouldn't this be the first time Frank Welker voices a character named Galvatron?


Nope! Welker was Galvatron in the third season of the original Generation One cartoon, while Leonard Nimoy played him in the original movie. ;)
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Re: John Goodman, Ken Watanabe to Voice Autobots in ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’

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The Thuggernaut wrote:YES! Hey, wouldn't this be the first time Frank Welker voices a character named Galvatron?


Nope! Welker was Galvatron in the third season of the original Generation One cartoon, while Leonard Nimoy played him in the original movie. ;)

I see, that would explain why he sounded so different in the movie and the third season, thanks! :D
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Re: John Goodman, Ken Watanabe to Voice Autobots in ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’

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I think I may be more interested in hearing John Goodman voice Hound than I am Welker voicing Galvatron again. Of course I doubt Galvatron will sound like he did in G1. That would sound a bit awkward in a live action movie. My guess is that he'll either sound exactly like Megatron or close to him. Anyways, it's very nice to finally hear who's who.
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Re: John Goodman, Ken Watanabe to Voice Autobots in ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’

Postby Economus Prime » Thu May 08, 2014 7:29 pm

Sooooo.....Bumblebee's not going to have an actual voice.

Again. :BANG_HEAD:
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Re: John Goodman, Ken Watanabe to Voice Autobots in ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’

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i guarantee galvatron has 3 lines & is on screen for 5 minutes then dies, every time bay does something the fans want its either done in a stupid way or last for a few minutes & thats it. But im interested to see (rather hear) how welker is going to portray this version of galvatron, will it be new or a rehash of somethings hes done before? Doubt itll be g1 galvatron probably close or spot on TFP megatron.
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Re: John Goodman, Ken Watanabe to Voice Autobots in ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’

Postby Sabrblade » Thu May 08, 2014 7:52 pm

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If this hadn't come from Bay's site, I wouldn't have believed much of it. I mean, John Goodman and Ken Watanabe voicing in this movie sound more like pipe dreams than reality.
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Re: John Goodman, Ken Watanabe to Voice Autobots in ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’

Postby Bounti76 » Thu May 08, 2014 7:54 pm

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Economus Prime wrote:Sooooo.....Bumblebee's not going to have an actual voice.

Again. :BANG_HEAD:


THIS. Though, while not a surprise by any means, the radio sound bites were a tired bit after the first movie.

I am a little surprised that Brains is back, but without Wheelie. Also glad to see that Ratchet is hopefully going to be in the movie for more than just the scene where he gets attacked and shot down by Attinger's people..

I'm sure the other actors will do fine. Maybe John DiMaggio will voice Leadfoot as well as Crosshairs? We all know Frank Welker's work, John Goodman and Ken Watanabe are both well-respected.

My only real concern is that no voice actors are listed for Stinger or the Dinobots- not even Grimlock. Does that mean they won't speak at all, or even transform? Ugh....only 49 days until we find out!
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Re: John Goodman, Ken Watanabe to Voice Autobots in ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’

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Re: John Goodman, Ken Watanabe to Voice Autobots in ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’

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Uh oh. I just realized that Goodman's casting just adds more fuel to those who keep saying "Hound should have been named Bulkhead!!!" :-s
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Re: John Goodman, Ken Watanabe to Voice Autobots in ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’

Postby Noideaforaname » Thu May 08, 2014 8:29 pm

Great choices all around!

But the pessimist in me wonders if Frank's only going to do growls and roars with Galvatron...
(Hmm, would I prefer a G1-ish voice, or a deeper Dr. Claw-ish one?)
And I do wonder if I should be concerned about the lack of Dinobot VAs...
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Re: John Goodman, Ken Watanabe to Voice Autobots in ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’

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Noideaforaname wrote:And I do wonder if I should be concerned about the lack of Dinobot VAs...
This might not be every voice role. Stinger, if he does speak, isn't listed either.
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Re: John Goodman, Ken Watanabe to Voice Autobots in ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’

Postby mirageandjazz1197 » Thu May 08, 2014 9:13 pm

Economus Prime wrote:Sooooo.....Bumblebee's not going to have an actual voice.

Again. :BANG_HEAD:



Hey guys this ain't everyone


they are only saying some voices for charcters we already know of (yes we knew Reno Wilson is in it he tweeted it with #Brains)



If Bee talks they are keeping it secret for now.
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Re: John Goodman, Ken Watanabe to Voice Autobots in ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’

Postby RiddlerJ » Thu May 08, 2014 9:27 pm

You want a toe? Hound can get you a toe, believe me. There are ways, Dude. You don't wanna know about it, believe me.
Hell, Hound can get you a toe by 3 o'clock this afternoon... with nail polish.


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Re: John Goodman, Ken Watanabe to Voice Autobots in ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’

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Awesome that goodman is going to lend his pipes to hound. Kinda looks like him if you think about it.

Now will he smash a toad and tell optimus they can give you warts? :grin:
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Re: John Goodman, Ken Watanabe to Voice Autobots in ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’

Postby Fires_Of_Inferno » Fri May 09, 2014 1:59 am

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John Goodman's voice coming out of a transformer is going to be AWESOME! XD

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Though now I'll be sad if John Turturro's not going to be in this.
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Re: John Goodman, Ken Watanabe to Voice Autobots in ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’

Postby Bluespindash97 » Fri May 09, 2014 2:11 am

Hang on, why is brains listed? I'm pretty sure he's dead.
John Dimiggio should totally give Crosshairs his Bender/Jake the dog voice! Also I hope Frank gives Galvatron a new voice not his season 3 voice. Also no Lance Henriksen Lockdown. BOO!
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Re: John Goodman, Ken Watanabe to Voice Autobots in ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’

Postby Bluespindash97 » Fri May 09, 2014 2:14 am

Hang on, why is brains listed? I'm pretty sure he's dead.
John Dimiggio should totally give Crosshairs his Bender/Jake the dog voice! Also I hope Frank gives Galvatron a new voice not his season 3 voice. Also no Lance Henriksen Lockdown. BOO!
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Re: John Goodman, Ken Watanabe to Voice Autobots in ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’

Postby dreadwing95 » Fri May 09, 2014 4:11 am

really good casting choices. love john goodman and kentanabe and frank welker as galvatron is awesome as well. i really do hope gets some actual lines and not some noises and grunts
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Re: John Goodman, Ken Watanabe to Voice Autobots in ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’

Postby Va'al » Fri May 09, 2014 4:30 am

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Colour me very impressed. :D

Mark Ryan is an interesting choice, as I can only see him as a non-serious character after Jetfire and his other in-the-flesh roles. I wonder how Lockdown turns out with him.

John Goodman and Ken Watanabe are wonderful news, as is Welker, but I just hope that they don't think to use Drift as a generic 'Asian' character, rather than Japanese. There is also still the Mandarin-only speaking character to be revealed (possibly the Stinger clones?) - I'm wary of what route they might go down, but for now really quite pleased!

Noideaforaname wrote:Great choices all around!

But the pessimist in me wonders if Frank's only going to do growls and roars with Galvatron...
(Hmm, would I prefer a G1-ish voice, or a deeper Dr. Claw-ish one?)
And I do wonder if I should be concerned about the lack of Dinobot VAs...


I wouldn't mind something closer to TF Prime's Megatron, myself.
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Re: John Goodman, Ken Watanabe to Voice Autobots in ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’

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When I read the headline, for some reason I figured that John Goodman would be awesome as Hound.

Despite the many complaints from others, this movie is actually sounding better and better. Can't wait for it to hit the theaters...
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Re: John Goodman, Ken Watanabe to Voice Autobots in ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’

Postby Va'al » Fri May 09, 2014 7:11 am

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Sabrblade wrote:Uh oh. I just realized that Goodman's casting just adds more fuel to those who keep saying "Hound should have been named Bulkhead!!!" :-s


He's Sgt. Bulkhound anyway. [-(
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Re: John Goodman, Ken Watanabe to Voice Autobots in ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’

Postby reluctantyouth » Fri May 09, 2014 7:12 am

Wow John Goodman will be awesome as Hound...unless Bay totally changes his voice to sound nothing like him.

John just needs to be John just like Cullen is Cullen...I truly hope this is what happens.

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