Frank Welker to play a Robot in Transformers Movie?

Frank Welker to play a Robot in Transformers Movie?

Monday, March 26th, 2007 11:37am CDT

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From www.darkhorizons.com:

Meanwhile, Hugo Weaving has apparently won the role of voicing Megatron in the upcoming Transformers movie reports The IESB.

Weaving and Frank Welker, who voiced the cartoon version, have been in 'rumoured competition' for the role for a few months and now it seems the Aussie actor won out.

Never fear though cartoon fans, Welker will apparently voice a robot in the film anyhow - but not Megatron.


If true, this is great news! In addition to being a great nod to the fans, adding the most prolific voice actor in the business today to the cast is a great move!

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Re: Frank Welker to play a Robot in Transformers Movie? (64867)
Posted by 1337W422102 on March 26th, 2007 @ 11:41am CDT
Forgot to remove the End Italics after the last line there.
I hope ol' Frank gets a good role. He deserves it.
Re: Frank Welker to play a Robot in Transformers Movie? (64870)
Posted by OptimusIsHot on March 26th, 2007 @ 11:44am CDT
This makes me feel a little better. He is one of the greatest of all time. If he can play Curious George he could do anything that Hugo could. Still if he played Frenzy or Soundbyte I would be a little happier. Actually the more I think about it SCREW THAT make Welker Megs and make Hugo play someone else!
Re: Frank Welker to play a Robot in Transformers Movie? (64871)
Posted by Down_Shift on March 26th, 2007 @ 11:45am CDT
I had a pretty good feeling this would happen. If you compare Welkers voice acting to other on screen actors (in number of films) Welker has most any big star out there today beat by a mile.

Hmmm I'll put my vote down for.... Starscream.

Edit: Or Ratchet. He has the swiss army knife of voices.
Re: Frank Welker to play a Robot in Transformers Movie? (64873)
Posted by Milanion on March 26th, 2007 @ 11:46am CDT
Down_Shift wrote:I had a pretty good feeling this would happen. If you compare Welkers voice acting to other on screen actors (in number of films) Welker has most any big star out there today beat by a mile.

Hmmm I'll put my vote down for.... Starscream.


I was thinking Barricade.
Re: Frank Welker to play a Robot in Transformers Movie? (64875)
Posted by Skullgrin140 on March 26th, 2007 @ 11:47am CDT
Its better than nothing, lol. At Least Frank gets to have some peice of this movie
Re: Frank Welker to play a Robot in Transformers Movie? (64878)
Posted by 1337W422102 on March 26th, 2007 @ 11:49am CDT
"Damn Aussies... They come to our country, they steal our jobs..."
I'm just kidding. Sorry about that.
Re: Frank Welker to play a Robot in Transformers Movie? (64886)
Posted by Skowl on March 26th, 2007 @ 11:59am CDT
Starscream? Or maybe Barricade? I think he's the only other Decepticon that has a speaking line in the film.

He could play an Autobot too, Ironhide anyone?
Re: Frank Welker to play a Robot in Transformers Movie? (64887)
Posted by Brakethrough on March 26th, 2007 @ 11:59am CDT
My guess is another Decepticon. I still demand Alan Alda for Ratchet.
Re: Frank Welker to play a Robot in Transformers Movie? (64889)
Posted by Flashback77 on March 26th, 2007 @ 12:00pm CDT
I would have liked to see Frank get Megatron, but I'm fine with Weaving. This Megs looks so far removed from the one Frank voiced, it just wouldnt work IMO. I'm happy Frank will get SOMETHING. Maybe Blackout? He could end up voicing an Autobot for all we know.
Re: Frank Welker to play a Robot in Transformers Movie? (64896)
Posted by First-Aid on March 26th, 2007 @ 12:04pm CDT
Brakethrough wrote:My guess is another Decepticon. I still demand Alan Alda for Ratchet.


Alan Alda as Ratchet...that's PERFECT! All he'd need is a giant martini glass with energon in it...

I know Welker did more than just Megs in the cartoon. Can anyone else post a list of the bots he played?

Welker as Starscream would be delightfully, perfectly ironic don't you think? Starscream wants Megatron's job...we wanted Welker to have Weaving's job. it's a perfect fit!
Re: Frank Welker to play a Robot in Transformers Movie? (64901)
Posted by 1337W422102 on March 26th, 2007 @ 12:08pm CDT
First-Aid wrote:
Brakethrough wrote:My guess is another Decepticon. I still demand Alan Alda for Ratchet.


Alan Alda as Ratchet...that's PERFECT! All he'd need is a giant martini glass with energon in it...

Self-inflicted stasis-lock is painless, it brings on many changes....
Re: Frank Welker to play a Robot in Transformers Movie? (64903)
Posted by Zeds on March 26th, 2007 @ 12:10pm CDT
Small victory of sorts...good to hear that he will be there in some form. Hope he uses the same voice for Megs in the robot he will represent in the new film.
Re: Frank Welker to play a Robot in Transformers Movie? (64906)
Posted by gothsaurus on March 26th, 2007 @ 12:11pm CDT
Cripes. I'd see Welker playing any of the countless characters he actually already voiced than any of these new ones. Of course, Megs would be my first choice of any of them.
Re: Frank Welker to play a Robot in Transformers Movie? (64922)
Posted by jgilkinson on March 26th, 2007 @ 12:17pm CDT
i dont really care what he plays as long as he plays something.
Re: Frank Welker to play a Robot in Transformers Movie? (64926)
Posted by grimlockprime108 on March 26th, 2007 @ 12:21pm CDT
Re: Frank Welker to play a Robot in Transformers Movie? (64896)
Posted by First-Aid on March 26th, 2007 @ 12:04pm CDT

Brakethrough wrote:
My guess is another Decepticon. I still demand Alan Alda for Ratchet.


Alan Alda as Ratchet...that's PERFECT! All he'd need is a giant martini glass with energon in it...

I know Welker did more than just Megs in the cartoon. Can anyone else post a list of the bots he played?

Welker as Starscream would be delightfully, perfectly ironic don't you think? Starscream wants Megatron's job...we wanted Welker to have Weaving's job. it's a perfect fit!
post a list?there aren't enough days in the week to cover them all.
Re: Frank Welker to play a Robot in Transformers Movie? (64927)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on March 26th, 2007 @ 12:21pm CDT
I think he should voice Barricade and Starscream.
Re: Frank Welker to play a Robot in Transformers Movie? (64929)
Posted by 1337W422102 on March 26th, 2007 @ 12:22pm CDT
A list? Look in the Information section, under people. It's all here at Seibertron.com, just look around.
Re: Frank Welker to play a Robot in Transformers Movie? (64935)
Posted by Down_Shift on March 26th, 2007 @ 12:32pm CDT
83457W422102 wrote:"Damn Aussies... They come to our country, they steal our jobs..."
I'm just kidding. Sorry about that.

Dude, were Canadian... everyone takes our jobs :-(

First-Aid wrote:Can anyone else post a list of the bots he played?

Blades
Buzzsaw
Chromedome
Frenzy
Galvatron
Groove
Junkions
Laserbeak
Megatron
Mirage
Mixmaster
Pinpointer
Ratbat
Ravage
Rumble
Skywarp
Sludge
Soundwave
Superion
Sweeps
Teletran 2
Trailbreaker
Wheelie
Re: Frank Welker to play a Robot in Transformers Movie? (64937)
Posted by Psychout on March 26th, 2007 @ 12:34pm CDT
They needed a 'big' name for the bag guy so i understand the decision to cast Weaving, and as long as Welker is given freedom to enjoy whatever part he plays ill be happy.
Re: Frank Welker to play a Robot in Transformers Movie? (64938)
Posted by Barricade on March 26th, 2007 @ 12:35pm CDT
Milanion wrote:
Down_Shift wrote:I had a pretty good feeling this would happen. If you compare Welkers voice acting to other on screen actors (in number of films) Welker has most any big star out there today beat by a mile.

Hmmm I'll put my vote down for.... Starscream.


I was thinking Barricade.
i (enter number here) that :grin:

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