Jon Voight campaigns for Presidency in Revenge of the Fallen

Jon Voight campaigns for Presidency in Revenge of the Fallen

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008 11:41pm CDT

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In a previous report here at Seibertron.com, we informed you that Jon Voight, who played Secretary of Defense Keller in Transformers the Movie, had stated that he will not be returning for the sequel to the film.

MTV Movie Blogs sat down with the actor recently and caught Mr. Voight pushing for a cameo:

“I should be able to make a cameo,” Voight said. “That’s a good idea. Let’s talk to those guys about that.”

Mr. Voight then went on to tell MTV Movie Blogs that making Transformers was a lot of fun and that Director Michael Bay did a brilliant job. But as far as a return, it wouldn't come without benefit to the character Voight played:

“It all depends on the plot, of course,” he said, “and what the plot needs, you know. But the Secretary of Defense, we want to know what happens to him. Was there a new administration that came in? Maybe he ran for president. Maybe he became president.”

Jon Voight as President in the movie? Better yet, a Secretary of Defense running for office and winning? Well, anything's possible.

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Credit(s): MTV Movie Blogs


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Re: Jon Voight campaigns for Presidency in Revenge of the Fallen (820757)
Posted by Rocketeer on October 24th, 2008 @ 12:13am CDT
Sounds like a good plan to me.
Maybe Bay can steer away from his political commentaries and stick to telling a good robot story.
In other words, Mr. Bay: No more ding-dongs, please.

In any case, Jon Voight's a great actor, and I think he deserves at least a cameo.
After all, he was one of the least annoying humans in the movie. :)

And yet, either way, I still like TF, and I'll probably like ROTF.
Re: Jon Voight campaigns for Presidency in Revenge of the Fallen (820759)
Posted by ShGarland_1383 on October 24th, 2008 @ 12:20am CDT
I've been pretty torn between McCain and Obama. The answer? John Keller!
:grin: :APPLAUSE:

Seriously, though... Wish it were that easy, but I for one wouldn't mind Voight coming back if there's any chance that he can.
Re: Jon Voight campaigns for Presidency in Revenge of the Fallen (820763)
Posted by First-Aid on October 24th, 2008 @ 12:33am CDT
What...one Razzie for WOrst Supporting Actor for the first TF movie isn't enough? He wants to win one for the sequel too! :roll:

If he wants in, fine. Give him a bit part...maybe a flash on TV or, if he is running for Pres an election commercial. "I'm John Keller and I approved this bullsh*t".

BTW, I'm doing a write in for the Presidency. IRONHIDE FOR PRES IN '08! No one will mess with the US when the Prez is packing two BFG's, quotes Clint Eastwood, and offers to off the main human character's parents! :twisted:
Re: Jon Voight campaigns for Presidency in Revenge of the Fallen (820775)
Posted by Autobot032 on October 24th, 2008 @ 1:27am CDT
I think that's an awesome idea. I thought he added some class to the movie (and parts of it really needed it.) and I'd love to see him return, especially as the President.

With the taskforce between Prime and Capt. Lennox, plus Keller as President? Awesome.

Awesome.

Dooo eet Bay, doo eet.
Re: Jon Voight campaigns for Presidency in Revenge of the Fallen (820779)
Posted by Solrac333 on October 24th, 2008 @ 2:00am CDT
He should be int the movie.
Re: Jon Voight campaigns for Presidency in Revenge of the Fallen (820868)
Posted by Bumblebeast on October 24th, 2008 @ 6:38am CDT
I liked his character. He should be back. The best scene was him explaining Simmon's behaviour. "Well he is.... you know"
Re: Jon Voight campaigns for Presidency in Revenge of the Fallen (820977)
Posted by dragons on October 24th, 2008 @ 9:31am CDT
i did like him i just didnt like his character as much - dear god what is this? i would have said its the cold hard facts mr scertary of defense that you wanted remeber? - he would be good to come back i like know what he does if hes president in the film as long we dont get no long speeches stuff.

its bad enough we long boring speeches fromthe presidnet himslef intrupting sports, or tv shows taking 5 minutes or more when i can say it in less than a minute we going to war they wont release our american soldiers questions no speech is done back to the show or sports?.
Re: Jon Voight campaigns for Presidency in Revenge of the Fallen (820992)
Posted by CJH on October 24th, 2008 @ 9:50am CDT
First-Aid wrote:What...one Razzie for WOrst Supporting Actor for the first TF movie isn't enough? He wants to win one for the sequel too! :roll:


He didn't win a Razzie for the role, he was nominated for one though. Rightfully so Eddie Murphy won it for one of his characters in Norbit.
Voight was nominated for Bratz, Transformers, September Dawn and the National Treasure sequel for the same award lol

Goes to show how awful Norbit must've been!

As for the news, I didn't mind his character, he was necessary for the realism angle. As for all of these actors/actresses dropping off from the sequel.. we shouldn't get too comfortable with "therefore more robots" theories... I'm sure Bay and the writers can dream up some new unnecessary humans :P
Cameo is a good idea, ties in with the first film nicely.
Re: Jon Voight campaigns for Presidency in Revenge of the Fallen (821016)
Posted by Zeds on October 24th, 2008 @ 10:24am CDT
I have a high regard for Jon as an actor. Glad that he will have a stellar role in the sequel!
Re: Jon Voight campaigns for Presidency in Revenge of the Fallen (821349)
Posted by 1337W422102 on October 24th, 2008 @ 6:36pm CDT
I would vote for the Midnight Cowboy. He might not know how to fix the economy, be he's one helluva stud.
Re: Jon Voight campaigns for Presidency in Revenge of the Fallen (822370)
Posted by Auto Bot on October 26th, 2008 @ 12:04pm CDT
I'd vote for Jon Voight anytime.

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