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Hugo Weaving to Voice Megatron in Bay's Transformers

Postby Raymond T. » Sat Mar 24, 2007 1:39 am

Hugo Weaving to voice Megatron in Bay's Transformers?

There's a new email available on the SectorSeven.org website which can be accessed with the password NBETWO. The message alludes to actor Hugo Weaving (Lord of the Rings, The Matrix) being cast as the voice of the evil Decepticon leader Megatron in this summer's upcoming Transformers movie from Michael Bay, Paramount and Dreamworks.

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From: S7 Department of Network Security
Subject: Counter-Information Campaign
Date Received: Mar. 23, 2007 21:14(MST)
To: Agent Alexander Powers
CC: Agent W. Snup

Operation: Hungry Dragon 2 continues. As of today, Agent H. Weaving has officially convinced S.S., M.B., R.O., AND A.K. to assign him to oversee the Megaman issue. The recording will commence immediately.

All the years of investment into Agent Weaving's public persona have finally paid off. He will monitor the campaign from the inside and report on its progress free from suspicion.

By this summer, the population will think N.B.E.S. are nothing more than a figment of someone's overactive imagination.

Our power lies in our secrecy.

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Hugo Weaving first made it big with his role as Agent Smith in Warner Brother's blockbuster Matrix trilogy starring Keanu Reeves and Hugo Weaving. He also gained further popularity after playing the role of the half-elf Elrond in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy. One of Weaving's most recent roles was that of V in the movie translation of the political V for Vendetta starring Weaving alongside actress Natalie Portman.

The references to Agent Weaving above is a reference to Weaving's role as Agent Smith. "Megaman" is the name the humans give the frozen Megatron in issue #2 of IDW's Transformers Movie prequel comic book series. The abbreviations from the email are as follows:

S.S. (Steven Spielberg)
M.B. (Michael Bay)
R.O. (Roberto Orci)
A.K. (Alex Kurtzman)

It is unknown at the time of this post what the "N.B.E.S." acronym stands for. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.
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Postby bionic_radical » Sat Mar 24, 2007 1:42 am

hmmm
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Postby God Magnus » Sat Mar 24, 2007 1:45 am

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I'm not quite sure how I feel about this. It seems to fit the direction they're taking the character in, at any rate.
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Postby Autobot032 » Sat Mar 24, 2007 1:46 am

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I think it would be a great choice if true. I'm fine with either Weaving, or Welker.

This is just shaping up to be better and better.
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Postby AbsumZer0 » Sat Mar 24, 2007 1:46 am

After interview after interview asserting how closely they've listened to and worked with the fanbase they've finally given into the fan's near unanimous demands and chosen Hugo Weaving to voice Megatron.

Wait...what?

...this is a waste of Mr. Weaving's talents.
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Postby Senor Hugo » Sat Mar 24, 2007 1:47 am

Dammit.
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Postby Burn » Sat Mar 24, 2007 1:48 am

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I am happy with this decision. 8)
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Postby Maldroth » Sat Mar 24, 2007 1:54 am

bleh you know I think I wouldn't mind as much if they left things as it is and didn't use the name Megatron for the Decepticon leader anymore. I mean really all he is now, is a giant metal monster that is the bad guy. There is nothing of the original character there.

If your going to make that many changes just give us a new antagonist.
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Postby AbsumZer0 » Sat Mar 24, 2007 1:54 am

Burn wrote:I am happy with this decision. 8)
Let the bitching ensure.


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Postby Seibertron » Sat Mar 24, 2007 1:56 am

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I had a pretty good feeling that Welker might not be getting the role. Unless this is being done to throw us off. I wouldn't be surprised if we found out that Weaving was a different character. Heck, I wouldn't be surprised if Welker was cast as other Transformer voices in this movie at this point.

I think if Welker was going to be Megatron we would've known already by now, especially since Cullen was announced in July 2006.

I'm actually excited about Weaving being onboard with the movie's cast of voice actors. That's awesome.
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Postby Yeti » Sat Mar 24, 2007 1:57 am

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Postby Nemesis_Apoc » Sat Mar 24, 2007 2:00 am

dunno about that just yet. BUT, i think if anyone could pull it off, it would be this guy. I mean Welker is the obvious fan choice, but Hugo has some fantastic talent so I don't feel bad about this.
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Postby NightFall » Sat Mar 24, 2007 2:03 am

I'm ok with it, cuz that thing they call Megatron, I don't care for anyway. Still Hugo is awsome, as Welker is too. ;)
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Postby Quaternion » Sat Mar 24, 2007 2:04 am

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Sweet!

Neo vs. Megatron: who wins?
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Postby ionacus » Sat Mar 24, 2007 2:10 am

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go watch V for Vendetta and imagine weaving as megatron. hugo weaving is gonna kick ass as megatron.
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Postby steve2275 » Sat Mar 24, 2007 2:10 am

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Quaternion wrote:Sweet!

Neo vs. Megatron: who wins?

beast wars neo megatron
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Postby Ramses » Sat Mar 24, 2007 2:13 am

well, even though Frank Welker is the best choice, Hugo Weaving is just as good really. I have no problem, he gains my respect.
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Postby shadow minicon » Sat Mar 24, 2007 2:24 am

I don't know what to think, but I thnk it will be a change I guess
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Postby DarthFoozar » Sat Mar 24, 2007 2:26 am

I would have wanted Welker to voice Megatron. But this is a pretty awesome alternate. I am pretty excited about it.
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Postby קá†äñ Çøñvø¥×® » Sat Mar 24, 2007 2:31 am

What the ****?
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Postby Godmodule » Sat Mar 24, 2007 2:39 am

SWEET!!!!!!!!!! I never considered him, but he's &*^%&# PERFECT!!!!! Finally, a REAL reason to see this movie.
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Postby Fang Wolf » Sat Mar 24, 2007 2:57 am

Hmm... Aussietron that goes in drag... nice choice, still, gotta loathe Movie Megs design, not even a female impersonator voice will save it from... wait, Female impersonators are unattractive... DAMN YOU NEWS, MEGS IS NOW A CROSSDRESSER HOMOSEXUAL IN MY MIND! >_<
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Postby Seibertron » Sat Mar 24, 2007 3:07 am

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SuperSaiyajinSasuke wrote:Hmm... Aussietron that goes in drag... nice choice, still, gotta loathe Movie Megs design, not even a female impersonator voice will save it from... wait, Female impersonators are unattractive... DAMN YOU NEWS, MEGS IS NOW A CROSSDRESSER HOMOSEXUAL IN MY MIND! >_<


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Postby Magna Prime » Sat Mar 24, 2007 3:13 am

N.B.E.'s are what they refer to the transformers as in one of the newer vids. what it actually stands for, no idea.
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