Hugo Weaving Will Return In Tranformers Revenge Of The Fallen

Hugo Weaving Will Return In Tranformers Revenge Of The Fallen

Thursday, March 5th, 2009 6:08am CST

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A journalist for the Australian paper- The Advertiser, Sean Fewster tips us on a returning voice actor for the next movie that completely refutes one Michael Bay's original statements about the movie sequel.

One of Sean's co-workers at the paper, film writer Andrew Fenton interviewed actor Hugo Weaving:

"Mega Secret
By Andrew Fenton
Film Writer, The Advertiser

In town to promote his rather excellent new Aussie film, "Last Ride", Hugo Weaving let slip he'll be returning as the voice of Megatron in "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen".

Fans no doubt will recall that when we last saw Megatron, Sam (Shia LaBeouf) had rammed the All Spark cube into his chest, thereby destroying him. Despite this certain death, rumours have been circulating the villain was going to make a comeback. Director Michael Bay went so far as to flatly deny the rumour, telling Empire: "He's not in the movie".

Turns out Bay was fibbing. "I've already done it," Weaving says, adding Bay had told him to keep the news hush-hush. "He's over in LA and we were working on the video split sort of thing and I had this strange conversation where he seemed to imply it was all a big secret. So there you go - I've given you the secret scoop."

So how is Megatron resurrected? Weaving is coy about revealling too much, but does give a tiny hint.

"I think in the last one, doesn't Optimus Prime pick up a little bit of, a shard of the cube, or the thing that's left, and he takes it with him. Maybe there's something there... but I don't know," he laughs.

We'll find out on June 25, the film's Australian release."


For those hoping for the return of Generation One Megatron voice actor Frank Welker to take the role if the big bad in the sequel, well it appears you are out of luck. What other voice actors from the first film will be making a return? Stay tuned to Seibertron.com for more revenge news as it happens.

Thanks to Sean, and Andrew for this piece of Revenge of the Fallen news.

Credit(s): Sean Fewster, Andrew Fenton- The Advertiser


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Re: Hugo Weaving Will Return In Tranformers Revenge Of The Fallen (893853)
Posted by Burn on March 5th, 2009 @ 6:15am CST
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*cue the haters*
*also, note to self* Text Sean sometime and catch up with him
Re: Hugo Weaving Will Return In Tranformers Revenge Of The Fallen (893856)
Posted by capellamusic on March 5th, 2009 @ 6:21am CST
I've got nothing against Hugo, but I prefer Frank Welker and his performance doing Megatron, so I'm disapointed with this... I still hope Frank will do any other character in the movie, hopefully Soundwave.
Re: Hugo Weaving Will Return In Tranformers Revenge Of The Fallen (893861)
Posted by Urzu Six on March 5th, 2009 @ 6:44am CST
If Megs is back, then I'm glad Hugo Weaving will return. I do prefer Frank Welker, but I'd rather have continuity. Besides, its not like Hugo is a bad actor...
Re: Hugo Weaving Will Return In Tranformers Revenge Of The Fallen (893870)
Posted by Autobot Ignition on March 5th, 2009 @ 7:02am CST
I'd prefer continuity too - Even though I'd love Frank Welker to have voiced Megatron. But I really hope Frank Welker does Soundwave.
Re: Hugo Weaving Will Return In Tranformers Revenge Of The Fallen (893874)
Posted by Mykltron on March 5th, 2009 @ 7:14am CST
I'm very glad - not just cos of continuity but I thought Weaving was best cos he sounded so bestial and insane.

Yeah, I think Weaving was better than Welker. I'll take you ALL on!
Re: Hugo Weaving Will Return In Tranformers Revenge Of The Fallen (893880)
Posted by CJH on March 5th, 2009 @ 7:34am CST
No doubt he was returning as Megatron as he really suited the character more than Welker.

If I had to guess... I'd wonder if Welker would voice Mudflap and/or Skids.......
I say that as Welker's voice does sound older and the old robot twins could fit there.

Having said that he could voice The Fallen..
Re: Hugo Weaving Will Return In Tranformers Revenge Of The Fallen (893882)
Posted by Covenant on March 5th, 2009 @ 7:48am CST
I'm among the "prior to first film would have preferred Welker, but now that they've used the very, very, very altered voice of Weaving they should stick with it and give Welker the damn respect of voicing another big role in the upcoming flick, likely Soundwave" crowd on the matter.



But, what's this? What's this?

Hugo can't possibly be returning. That Leader Class toy of this new supposed Megatron is just that, a toy, no solid relation to what will be on screen. A Legends figure of the same? No, no, its wrong, Megatron is not returning, I was assured. A FAB as well, you say? It's just Hasbro being thorough, has no indication that Megatron will be returning. Because he can't. Bay said so.



Seriously though? Can't wait to see that tank thrashing through battle onscreen. Don't care for the new look of Megatron's robot mode, almost prefer the '07 robot look to it (and I still don't like that one), but the tank looks tight (for the aesthetics of the film). They did good to bring back Hugo though, a change in voice now would be glaring.
Re: Hugo Weaving Will Return In Tranformers Revenge Of The Fallen (893887)
Posted by typh0id on March 5th, 2009 @ 8:40am CST
I agree with pretty much everyone else..Weaving did it in the first film so he should keep doing it...I wouldn't have MINDED if Welker took over because Weaving didn't want to do it anymore, but I think it's better this way...
Re: Hugo Weaving Will Return In Tranformers Revenge Of The Fallen (893892)
Posted by dragons on March 5th, 2009 @ 8:50am CST
im glad to here that that was the one thing that was mmaing me nervous when we found out megatron was in this film if he was going to return or not.

if they chose to go with another actor to do megatrons voice i say they should have called megatron galvatron if waeving wasnt going to return now that its officail no need for that to happen
Re: Hugo Weaving Will Return In Tranformers Revenge Of The Fallen (893910)
Posted by BATTLEMASTER IIC on March 5th, 2009 @ 9:20am CST
While they're at it they ought to bring Jazz back too (:|
Re: Hugo Weaving Will Return In Tranformers Revenge Of The Fallen (893915)
Posted by karellan on March 5th, 2009 @ 9:30am CST
He had all of like three lines in the first film, aside from grunting. I doubt many people would have noticed a change in actor.
Re: Hugo Weaving Will Return In Tranformers Revenge Of The Fallen (893917)
Posted by TRANS+CRAZY on March 5th, 2009 @ 9:34am CST
This isn't news to me, as I figured that if they were going to bring Megatron back in ROTF, they would have Hugo Weaving resume the role. No sense in using somebody else to voice Megatron, seeing that Michael Bay thought Weaving was just right for that role.
Re: Hugo Weaving Will Return In Tranformers Revenge Of The Fallen (893920)
Posted by Starfield on March 5th, 2009 @ 9:43am CST
I got this personal theory that "The Fallen" is Megatron. Megatron is fallen, he did fall. He comes back and now wants Revenge! The official title of the movie is Revenge of the Fallen, not The Fallen. The Fallen character in the trailer is some kind of reborn protoform or something that lasts about 2 minutes until he scans a tank. Anything can happen when a MacGuffin gets crammed into your spark-casing.

It seems difficult to introduce a new character, "The Fallen," and all of a sudden have a reason to want revenge. What's the setup? "Revenge" is the name of a sequel when the bad guy from the first movie want to get Revenge in the next movie.

Plus, I don't think Bay read War Within.

Sorry to spoil it for you. :o)
Re: Hugo Weaving Will Return In Tranformers Revenge Of The Fallen (893928)
Posted by D-340 on March 5th, 2009 @ 9:53am CST
Starfield wrote:I got this personal theory that "The Fallen" is Megatron. Megatron is fallen, he did fall. He comes back and now wants Revenge! The official title of the movie is Revenge of the Fallen, not The Fallen. The Fallen character in the trailer is some kind of reborn protoform or something that lasts about 2 minutes until he scans a tank. Anything can happen when a MacGuffin gets crammed into your spark-casing.

It seems difficult to introduce a new character, "The Fallen," and all of a sudden have a reason to want revenge. What's the setup? "Revenge" is the name of a sequel when the bad guy from the first movie want to get Revenge in the next movie.

Plus, I don't think Bay read War Within.

Sorry to spoil it for you. :o)


Well, your personal theory is wrong. It's already a known that Megatron and The Fallen are SEPARATE CHARACTERS. The Fallen is not Megatron, he is not Jetfire, he is his own character. Get over it.
Re: Hugo Weaving Will Return In Tranformers Revenge Of The Fallen (893938)
Posted by Archatron on March 5th, 2009 @ 10:16am CST
D-340 wrote:
Starfield wrote:I got this personal theory that "The Fallen" is Megatron. Megatron is fallen, he did fall. He comes back and now wants Revenge! The official title of the movie is Revenge of the Fallen, not The Fallen. The Fallen character in the trailer is some kind of reborn protoform or something that lasts about 2 minutes until he scans a tank. Anything can happen when a MacGuffin gets crammed into your spark-casing.

It seems difficult to introduce a new character, "The Fallen," and all of a sudden have a reason to want revenge. What's the setup? "Revenge" is the name of a sequel when the bad guy from the first movie want to get Revenge in the next movie.

Plus, I don't think Bay read War Within.

Sorry to spoil it for you. :o)


Well, your personal theory is wrong. It's already a known that Megatron and The Fallen are SEPARATE CHARACTERS. The Fallen is not Megatron, he is not Jetfire, he is his own character. Get over it.


Thanks. :APPLAUSE: It's not like we haven't seen the toys and official bios and instruction sheets, sorry to spoil it for the next person with a theory. :P
Re: Hugo Weaving Will Return In Tranformers Revenge Of The Fallen (893940)
Posted by jonusjaxon on March 5th, 2009 @ 10:25am CST
I don't care. I just hope Welker does Soundwave.
Re: Hugo Weaving Will Return In Tranformers Revenge Of The Fallen (893942)
Posted by Dr. Caelus on March 5th, 2009 @ 10:33am CST
karellan wrote:He had all of like three lines in the first film, aside from grunting. I doubt many people would have noticed a change in actor.


Da, this is what I was thinking. And Welker was awesome in the video game.

Plus, Weaving's kind of a douche bag for just saying that in an interview after Bay told him it was a secret.

And additionally I have issues respecting an actor who goes in, does his bit, and doesn't even bother trying to understand how his character isn't dead.
Re: Hugo Weaving Will Return In Tranformers Revenge Of The Fallen (893945)
Posted by Starfield on March 5th, 2009 @ 10:38am CST
Archatron wrote:
D-340 wrote:
Starfield wrote:I got this personal theory that "The Fallen" is Megatron. Megatron is fallen, he did fall. He comes back and now wants Revenge! The official title of the movie is Revenge of the Fallen, not The Fallen. The Fallen character in the trailer is some kind of reborn protoform or something that lasts about 2 minutes until he scans a tank. Anything can happen when a MacGuffin gets crammed into your spark-casing.

It seems difficult to introduce a new character, "The Fallen," and all of a sudden have a reason to want revenge. What's the setup? "Revenge" is the name of a sequel when the bad guy from the first movie want to get Revenge in the next movie.

Plus, I don't think Bay read War Within.

Sorry to spoil it for you. :o)


Well, your personal theory is wrong. It's already a known that Megatron and The Fallen are SEPARATE CHARACTERS. The Fallen is not Megatron, he is not Jetfire, he is his own character. Get over it.


Thanks. :APPLAUSE: It's not like we haven't seen the toys and official bios and instruction sheets, sorry to spoil it for the next person with a theory. :P

Have you ever read Galvatron's G1 bio?
Re: Hugo Weaving Will Return In Tranformers Revenge Of The Fallen (893946)
Posted by Solrac333 on March 5th, 2009 @ 10:46am CST
That's fine. The next headline better be Frank Welker is Soundwave!
Re: Hugo Weaving Will Return In Tranformers Revenge Of The Fallen (893965)
Posted by Ravage XK on March 5th, 2009 @ 11:25am CST
Nothing against Weaving but I also prefer Welkers version. Weaving's version was generic and a pale immitation of Welkers unique and proper insane persons voice.

I just know they are gonna mess with Soundwaves voice too. You know they will, you just know it.

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