Frank Welker Not in the Transformers Movie and Corey Burton to Play Megatron in Transformers Heroes?
Tuesday, January 30th, 2007 6:18pm CSTCategories: Cartoon News, Movie Related News, Rumors, Digital Media News
Posted by: Hotrod Views: 42,746
"I am not really sure what's happening with the "Transformer" movie other than my talented friend Peter Cullen has been cast. Presently, I have not been offered any roles. They are doing a new series based on our old shows which neither Peter nor I were cast. I think Corey Burton is playing the new Megatron. He is a wonderful voice talent and a great guy, so it's nice to be replaced by folks you like at any rate."
Also notice that Welker mentions that Corey Burton will be playing the part of Megatron in a new Transformers series.
Keep in mind none of this has yet to be confirmed and it is only rumor at this time. The main reason being that Welker made these comments back on December 12, 2007 and on January 8, 2007 IESB reported that Welker was days away from signing on as Megatron.
Credit(s): Mkbmemorial.com and Shaun_C of TFW2005
This article was last modified on Tuesday, January 30th, 2007 6:56pm CST
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Posted by 1337W422102 on January 30th, 2007 @ 6:20pm CST
Posted by FreakNasty on January 30th, 2007 @ 6:22pm CST
This is a fact, BTW.
Posted by chrisjbrandon on January 30th, 2007 @ 6:25pm CST
Posted by Ironhidensh on January 30th, 2007 @ 6:28pm CST
Posted by Liege Evilmus on January 30th, 2007 @ 6:28pm CST
I could care less about Heros at the moment, I just want an official statement about movie Megs.
Posted by Autobobby1 on January 30th, 2007 @ 6:29pm CST
Posted by Megas XLR on January 30th, 2007 @ 6:31pm CST
Posted by Roadbuster on January 30th, 2007 @ 6:32pm CST
Posted by Greed on January 30th, 2007 @ 6:34pm CST
Ironhidensh wrote:Good news. Now Bay and co can hire somebody who fits the part.
Yeah, I agree with you.
Posted by TheMuffin on January 30th, 2007 @ 6:36pm CST
Posted by BraveMaximike1981 on January 30th, 2007 @ 6:38pm CST
But Corey Burton will be cool for the cartoon! He did the original Brawn, Shockwave, Spike, Count Dooku on Clone Wars, a bazillion Disney voices... The guy is a friggin' genius!
Posted by Rodimus sucks on January 30th, 2007 @ 6:39pm CST
From Corey Burton's IMDB page:
"# Transformers: Five Faces of Darkness (1986) (V) (voice) .... Spike Witwicky
# The Transformers: The Movie (1986) (voice) .... Spike/Brawn/Shockwave
... aka Transformers: Matrix yo eien ni (Japan) "
Posted by skywarp-2 on January 30th, 2007 @ 6:40pm CST
I hope no stupid actor is cast and makes him sound like "The Bio-Booster armor guyver is coming to get you" like that horrid Manga Guyver redubb.. US renditions Video tapes are better for that classic anime then that stupid company Manga who Butchers and redubbs anime horribly..!!!!
I am so glad that the new company and anime of the guyver is out and in a much better quality..ahhhh relief!!
Any ways Transformers fans unite!! Get that message to the head of the movie studio, get Welker, and have some meaningful banter between Megatron and Star Scream, otherwise we are lokking at another independence day, and I won't buy into it at all..
Also is this allspark the Matrix?? or is that a seperate concept that isn't even in the movie?? i hope the Matrix is in the Movie, i love that power that Prime had.. it's so centric to his Character and gives him this understood history that Autobots and Decepticons have been around for eons with almost magic like technology..
Posted by proximus on January 30th, 2007 @ 6:46pm CST
what a crock of ...well you get the idea. Doesn't sound like the production even entertained the idea of having him. Other than telling us they did.
Posted by Thanos on January 30th, 2007 @ 6:46pm CST
Is it just me, is someone telling a lie?
Posted by Nemesis Cyberplex on January 30th, 2007 @ 6:47pm CST
B: If I've got nothing else from watching this whole experience, it's that when things stay hush-hush....sh*t follows. Personally, I want Megatron to sound like Megatron....not like whatever "face" actor they end up getting. Frank's Megs truely was unique, & it sounded both ancient & metallic, which was perfect for Megs....& IMHO, especially this one. When I look at it, I hear a voice that nearly sounds like metal grinding, which is what the original Megs sounded like.
I think with all the backlash from the designs, Bay would have to be a fool to not use Welker.
Posted by TheMuffin on January 30th, 2007 @ 6:48pm CST
Posted by Death-Ray Charles on January 30th, 2007 @ 6:48pm CST
Posted by Kimmer on January 30th, 2007 @ 6:51pm CST
Posted by Nemesis Cyberplex on January 30th, 2007 @ 6:52pm CST
I think Hugo Weaving was in the running (Agent Smith from the Matrix, Elrond from Lord of the Rings).DeadMatrix wrote:Now who will they choose to Play Megatron?...Daniel Radcliffe?