Hugo Weaving to Voice Megatron in Bay's Transformers

Hugo Weaving to Voice Megatron in Bay's Transformers

Saturday, March 24th, 2007 2:39am CDT

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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.

Credit(s): www.sectorseven.org


This article was last modified on Wednesday, March 28th, 2007 1:00am CDT

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Re: Hugo Weaving to Voice Megatron in Bay's Transformers (62889)
Posted by bionic_radical on March 24th, 2007 @ 2:42am CDT
hmmm
Re: Hugo Weaving to Voice Megatron in Bay's Transformers (62891)
Posted by God Magnus on March 24th, 2007 @ 2:45am CDT
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.
Re: Hugo Weaving to Voice Megatron in Bay's Transformers (62893)
Posted by Autobot032 on March 24th, 2007 @ 2:46am CDT
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.
Re: Hugo Weaving to Voice Megatron in Bay's Transformers (62894)
Posted by AbsumZer0 on March 24th, 2007 @ 2:46am CDT
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.
Re: Hugo Weaving to Voice Megatron in Bay's Transformers (62895)
Posted by Senor Hugo on March 24th, 2007 @ 2:47am CDT
Dammit.
Re: Hugo Weaving to Voice Megatron in Bay's Transformers (62897)
Posted by Burn on March 24th, 2007 @ 2:48am CDT
I am happy with this decision. 8)
Let the bitching ensure.
Re: Hugo Weaving to Voice Megatron in Bay's Transformers (62898)
Posted by Maldroth on March 24th, 2007 @ 2:54am CDT
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.
Re: Hugo Weaving to Voice Megatron in Bay's Transformers (62899)
Posted by AbsumZer0 on March 24th, 2007 @ 2:54am CDT
Burn wrote:I am happy with this decision. 8)
Let the bitching ensure.


I drink Ensure for the calcium.
Re: Hugo Weaving to Voice Megatron in Bay's Transformers (62900)
Posted by Seibertron on March 24th, 2007 @ 2:56am CDT
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.
Re: Hugo Weaving to Voice Megatron in Bay's Transformers (62901)
Posted by Yeti on March 24th, 2007 @ 2:57am CDT
:(
Re: Hugo Weaving to Voice Megatron in Bay's Transformers (62902)
Posted by Nemesis_Apoc on March 24th, 2007 @ 3:00am CDT
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.
Re: Hugo Weaving to Voice Megatron in Bay's Transformers (62904)
Posted by NightFall on March 24th, 2007 @ 3:03am CDT
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. ;)
Re: Hugo Weaving to Voice Megatron in Bay's Transformers (62905)
Posted by Quaternion on March 24th, 2007 @ 3:04am CDT
Sweet!

Neo vs. Megatron: who wins?
Re: Hugo Weaving to Voice Megatron in Bay's Transformers (62907)
Posted by ionacus on March 24th, 2007 @ 3:10am CDT
go watch V for Vendetta and imagine weaving as megatron. hugo weaving is gonna kick ass as megatron.
Re: Hugo Weaving to Voice Megatron in Bay's Transformers (62908)
Posted by steve2275 on March 24th, 2007 @ 3:10am CDT
Quaternion wrote:Sweet!

Neo vs. Megatron: who wins?

beast wars neo megatron
Re: Hugo Weaving to Voice Megatron in Bay's Transformers (62909)
Posted by Ramses on March 24th, 2007 @ 3:13am CDT
well, even though Frank Welker is the best choice, Hugo Weaving is just as good really. I have no problem, he gains my respect.
Re: Hugo Weaving to Voice Megatron in Bay's Transformers (62912)
Posted by shadow minicon on March 24th, 2007 @ 3:24am CDT
I don't know what to think, but I thnk it will be a change I guess
Re: Hugo Weaving to Voice Megatron in Bay's Transformers (62913)
Posted by DarthFoozar on March 24th, 2007 @ 3:26am CDT
I would have wanted Welker to voice Megatron. But this is a pretty awesome alternate. I am pretty excited about it.
Re: Hugo Weaving to Voice Megatron in Bay's Transformers (62914)
Posted by קá†äñ Çøñvø¥×® on March 24th, 2007 @ 3:31am CDT
What the shit?
Re: Hugo Weaving to Voice Megatron in Bay's Transformers (62916)
Posted by Anonymous on March 24th, 2007 @ 3:39am CDT
SWEET!!!!!!!!!! I never considered him, but he's &*^%&# PERFECT!!!!! Finally, a REAL reason to see this movie.

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