Josh Keaton Hints at a New Autobot Joining the Cast of Transformers Prime

Transformers News: Josh Keaton Hints at a New Autobot Joining the Cast of Transformers Prime

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 11:47PM CDT

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Josh Keaton, the voice of Transformers Prime's Jack Darby, recently updated his facebook page with an image of three legends of voice acting. In the image mirrored below we see Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, and Steve Blum in the recording studio, but that's not all. In addition to sharing this really nice image he also hinted at a new Autobot joining the cast in the picture's comments.

Darren Norris is off to the side as well as another great VA who will be playing a new (to the show) autobot I can't name yet o_0


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Re: Josh Keaton Hints at a New Autobot Joining the Cast of Transformers Prime (1294540)
Posted by Immortal Starscream on September 29th, 2011 @ 12:17am CDT
and the new autobot is...


WHEELIEMUS PRIME!!!!
Re: Josh Keaton Hints at a New Autobot Joining the Cast of Transformers Prime (1294542)
Posted by korisifu on September 29th, 2011 @ 12:46am CDT
Alright I don't want to give away any spoilers (I know it hasn't officially released yet and not everyone has seen this episode), but I think it could be Grimlock. I know a lot of people think that it'll be Starscream defecting, and they have done so well with the character building on this show that I can see that. I just remember the press release saying that they would in fact be bringing the Dinobots and Combiners to the show.

[spoiler]We saw the face of Unicron in a TV spot a long time ago, and for a split second in this episode when the volcano erupts. I can easily see them placing both Unicron and the Dinobots in the earth's core. This episode is the best this season hands down too.[/spoiler]
Re: Josh Keaton Hints at a New Autobot Joining the Cast of Transformers Prime (1294543)
Posted by necr0blivion on September 29th, 2011 @ 12:51am CDT
First off, I really like TF Prime. It's intriguing, and has the story arcs I like, continuity, and you can see where they are making strides with characterization.

Secondly, hooray for more TFs making appearances. I'm glad they are building up to this other than just having 8 more characters nonchalantly show up like they've been there since day one.

Third, I got to sit in on a panel hosted by Steve Blum (and Scott McNeil) recently, and he's pretty damn awesome. The only weird thing is, most of the time he talked I kept imagining that either Spike Spiegle or Roger Smith was having a conference. I'm glad Steve is part of a show I look forward to every week (or month, depending on if new episodes are ready).
Re: Josh Keaton Hints at a New Autobot Joining the Cast of Transformers Prime (1294544)
Posted by korisifu on September 29th, 2011 @ 1:00am CDT


Diem wrote:And it was written in the Covenant of Primus that when the 47 Spheres align a perpetual conflict will culminate upon a world forged from chaos...

Be warned, there are spoilers to be found here. Thanks to IGN's interview with Robert Orci and other members of the Prime staff we know now that in the future Transformers: Prime will include:


[spoiler]Combiners[/spoiler]

[quote][spoiler]Combiners?[/spoiler] After some hemming and hawing from the panel, one of the producers said decisively, "We'll have [spoiler]Combiners[/spoiler], don't you worry."


[spoiler]Dinobots[/spoiler]

[quote][spoiler]Dinobots?[/spoiler] "Those characters are part of our long-term plan,"[/quote][/quote]

And thanks to a video from SDCC we get to see the next big villain of Transformers: Prime, what appears to be [spoiler]Unicron![/spoiler]

Sorry for basically doing a double post
Re: Josh Keaton Hints at a New Autobot Joining the Cast of Transformers Prime (1294555)
Posted by funeralthirst7 on September 29th, 2011 @ 1:49am CDT
If I had to guess which new character it is (and I'm assuming it's for next season. If I'm wrong tell me) I would pick either Jazz or Ironhide.
Re: Josh Keaton Hints at a New Autobot Joining the Cast of Transformers Prime (1294569)
Posted by Autobot Scum on September 29th, 2011 @ 3:30am CDT
Not to be a buzz kill or anything, but 'new to the show' is not synonymous with 'permanent cast member'.

It could very well be just another one off, like Wheeljack.

Another team member would be cool, but all the arch-types are represented already. We have Prime, the leader; BB, the scout; Bulkhead, the soldier; Ratchet, Mr. Fixit; and Arcee, the female... [not trying to be sexist or anything, but she is just a talking scout]

If it is going to be someone permanent, they will have to fill an unused niche like flyer or beast. In which case Grimlock would fit the bill, but he's anything but subtle.

If there is one thing this show rocks at, it is pushing the 'Robots in Disguise' angle.

With all that being said, I don't care what they do. This is a great series and any misstep at this point would only be a temporary hiccup in the grand scheme of the series. Long Live TF-Prime!
Re: Josh Keaton Hints at a New Autobot Joining the Cast of Transformers Prime (1294581)
Posted by LadyBug on September 29th, 2011 @ 4:55am CDT
korisifu wrote:Alright I don't want to give away any spoilers (I know it hasn't officially released yet and not everyone has seen this episode), but I think it could be Grimlock. I know a lot of people think that it'll be Starscream defecting, and they have done so well with the character building on this show that I can see that. I just remember the press release saying that they would in fact be bringing the Dinobots and Combiners to the show.

[spoiler]We saw the face of Unicron in a TV spot a long time ago, and for a split second in this episode when the volcano erupts. I can easily see them placing both Unicron and the Dinobots in the earth's core. This episode is the best this season hands down too.[/spoiler]


The Dinobots are said to appear in season 2. It has been confirmed long ago that they will be coming to the series. I think it's a new Autobot altogether personally.
Re: Josh Keaton Hints at a New Autobot Joining the Cast of Transformers Prime (1294582)
Posted by iaconportland on September 29th, 2011 @ 4:55am CDT
The great thing about this series is that this could mean anything.

How about...Ultra Magnus? Hot Rod? Kup? It could be almost anyone. I'm looking forward to finding out!
Re: Josh Keaton Hints at a New Autobot Joining the Cast of Transformers Prime (1294590)
Posted by munkimus prime on September 29th, 2011 @ 6:52am CDT
I'm going to say that the new character is Ironhide since we've seen a Cyberverse Commander figure of him. I know they sometimes make toy only characters but Ironhide is to much of a popular character to have toy but not appear in the show.
Re: Josh Keaton Hints at a New Autobot Joining the Cast of Transformers Prime (1294591)
Posted by dinogeist on September 29th, 2011 @ 7:02am CDT
i suspose the TF Prime cartoon & toy line could use Jetfire as a autobot,i'd love this.

also bring on the 5 dinobots & make them combiners. make the decepticons combiners G-1 Predacons so we get a predaking toy
Re: Josh Keaton Hints at a New Autobot Joining the Cast of Transformers Prime (1294604)
Posted by Heavy B on September 29th, 2011 @ 8:04am CDT
It better not be another human (5 to many as it is). Maybe they're bringing back wheel jack?
Re: Josh Keaton Hints at a New Autobot Joining the Cast of Transformers Prime (1294615)
Posted by Red 50 on September 29th, 2011 @ 9:04am CDT
If I recall right, then it was said that one major character was gonna die. Maybe the new guy is gonna be an early replacement?

Nah, forget it, it's a too-long shot...
Re: Josh Keaton Hints at a New Autobot Joining the Cast of Transformers Prime (1294665)
Posted by Rodimus Minor on September 29th, 2011 @ 12:57pm CDT
I think its Ironhide as there is a Cyberverse figure for this line, Warpath would also be cool
Re: Josh Keaton Hints at a New Autobot Joining the Cast of Transformers Prime (1294673)
Posted by NovaSentinel on September 29th, 2011 @ 1:52pm CDT
Personally, I can see Ironhide being only as a replacement for Bulkhead. I think their character types are two similar for them to work together, unless BH dies. My money is on Jazz, Prowl or Jetfire. If they use the Prowl from the Jagex game that would be SWEET!
Re: Josh Keaton Hints at a New Autobot Joining the Cast of Transformers Prime (1294688)
Posted by LadyBug on September 29th, 2011 @ 2:17pm CDT
NovaSentinel wrote:Personally, I can see Ironhide being only as a replacement for Bulkhead. I think their character types are two similar for them to work together, unless BH dies. My money is on Jazz, Prowl or Jetfire. If they use the Prowl from the Jagex game that would be SWEET!


Actually, originally in Prime they were going to have Ironhide. I don't know why they replaced him. Ironhide has always had such a large fan base, especially from the movies. It would be incredibly awesome if Ironhide does replace Bulkhead. I can't tolerate Bulkhead at all either. But if they replace Bulkhead, I hope Miko gets sent back to Japan or die off. I can't tolerate her at ALL.
Re: Josh Keaton Hints at a New Autobot Joining the Cast of Transformers Prime (1294726)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 29th, 2011 @ 4:14pm CDT
This comment is so vague that it could be interpreted in a number of ways. It could be that Daran Norris is playing the new Autobot, or that "another great voice actor" (who's standing off the side along with Norris) is voicing it. It could be a new main Autobot character, or a another guest Autobot character. But the bottom line is that a new Autobot character is coming at some point and will be voiced by a "great voice actor".
Re: Josh Keaton Hints at a New Autobot Joining the Cast of Transformers Prime (1294762)
Posted by HarleyQuinn on September 29th, 2011 @ 5:41pm CDT
Maybe this has something to do with David Kaye hinting on his Twitter that he had some big TF-related news that would soon break. That would be EPIC.
Re: Josh Keaton Hints at a New Autobot Joining the Cast of Transformers Prime (1294804)
Posted by Can of Sloths on September 29th, 2011 @ 7:20pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:This comment is so vague that it could be interpreted in a number of ways. It could be that Daran Norris is playing the new Autobot, or that "another great voice actor" (who's standing off the side along with Norris) is voicing it. It could be a new main Autobot character, or a another guest Autobot character. But the bottom line is that a new Autobot character is coming at some point and will be voiced by a "great voice actor".


Personally I see this as being the most likely outcome. Josh Keaton said that "Darren Norris is off to the side as well as another great VA". This seems more like there's another person with Norris, at least to me. But I could be wrong- I'm probably looking too deep into it.
Re: Josh Keaton Hints at a New Autobot Joining the Cast of Transformers Prime (1294806)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 29th, 2011 @ 7:23pm CDT
Can of Sloths wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:This comment is so vague that it could be interpreted in a number of ways. It could be that Daran Norris is playing the new Autobot, or that "another great voice actor" (who's standing off the side along with Norris) is voicing it. It could be a new main Autobot character, or a another guest Autobot character. But the bottom line is that a new Autobot character is coming at some point and will be voiced by a "great voice actor".


Personally I see this as being the most likely outcome. Josh Keaton said that "Darren Norris is off to the side as well as another great VA". This seems more like there's another person with Norris, at least to me. But I could be wrong- I'm probably looking too deep into it.
I could see how one could see this either way. He's either calling Daran Norris "another great VA", or or someone alongside him "another great VA".
Re: Josh Keaton Hints at a New Autobot Joining the Cast of Transformers Prime (1294965)
Posted by DarkEnergon on September 30th, 2011 @ 10:33am CDT
I'm nixing Ironhide, because in one interview someone said Ironhide was planned, but as they developed the character and script they realized the character was closer to Bulkhead. Can't imagine them killing bulkhead and throwing in ironhide in his place. In fact, bulkhead is such a key part of the show at this point it would be like killing optimus prime.

I'm guessing Perceptor or Sentinel Prime.

Perceptor because it would pave the way for ratchet's demise (just like g1 season two!)

Sentinel Prime because it's a good autobot to introduce and kill off. And besides, everyone knows that fire truck toy transformers sell awesome.

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