Martin Short to Do Voiceovers in Bumblebee: The Movie

Transformers News: Martin Short to Do Voiceovers in Bumblebee: The Movie

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Embedded in an article on Press of Atlantic City - about an upcoming musical comedy tour with Steve Martin - we have possible confirmation of comedy actor Martin Short lending his vocal talents to the live action Transformers spin off Bumblebee: The Movie production! We have no indication of what type of role, if just narration, or CGI character, or any other detail about the role other than the article showing this little tidbit:

WHAT’S NEW: Short is doing voiceovers for the upcoming 2018 film “Bumblebee: The Movie.”


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Transformers News: Martin Short to Do Voiceovers in Bumblebee: The Movie
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Re: Martin Short to Do Voiceovers in Bumblebee: The Movie (1953013)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 15th, 2018 @ 7:19am CDT
Well, that sure is a big name for this movie.
Re: Martin Short to Do Voiceovers in Bumblebee: The Movie (1953067)
Posted by Caelus on April 15th, 2018 @ 12:07pm CDT
It'd be pretty funny if Bumblebee is mute in this movie, as in the others, but has a Burn Notice style inner monologue provided by Martin Short.
Re: Martin Short to Do Voiceovers in Bumblebee: The Movie (1953072)
Posted by Hotconvoy on April 15th, 2018 @ 12:30pm CDT
Caelus wrote:It'd be pretty funny if Bumblebee is mute in this movie, as in the others, but has a Burn Notice style inner monologue provided by Martin Short.

Or maybee he hasn't lost his voice yet and he sounds like Martin Short. That would be funny :lol:
Re: Martin Short to Do Voiceovers in Bumblebee: The Movie (1953079)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on April 15th, 2018 @ 1:16pm CDT
Martin Short is cool, but I thought he retired from acting in the 90's? Hopefully his return won't signal some soulless studio to remake Inner Space or Three Amigos...

I could see him as Narrator, maybe a Sparkplug-like character or a Con like Swindle.
Re: Martin Short to Do Voiceovers in Bumblebee: The Movie (1953090)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 15th, 2018 @ 1:34pm CDT
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:Martin Short is cool, but I thought he retired from acting in the 90's?
Nope.
Re: Martin Short to Do Voiceovers in Bumblebee: The Movie (1953093)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on April 15th, 2018 @ 1:40pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:Martin Short is cool, but I thought he retired from acting in the 90's?
Nope.



#-o Wrong Martin Short :lol:
Re: Martin Short to Do Voiceovers in Bumblebee: The Movie (1953102)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 15th, 2018 @ 1:50pm CDT
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:Martin Short is cool, but I thought he retired from acting in the 90's?
Nope.



#-o Wrong Martin Short :lol:
Who else is there?
Re: Martin Short to Do Voiceovers in Bumblebee: The Movie (1953114)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on April 15th, 2018 @ 2:11pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:Martin Short is cool, but I thought he retired from acting in the 90's?
Nope.



#-o Wrong Martin Short :lol:
Who else is there?


Race car driver.
Re: Martin Short to Do Voiceovers in Bumblebee: The Movie (1953116)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 15th, 2018 @ 2:15pm CDT
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:Martin Short is cool, but I thought he retired from acting in the 90's?
Nope.



#-o Wrong Martin Short :lol:
Who else is there?


Race car driver.
I sincerely doubt most people think of anyone other than the Hollywood actor/comedian when they hear about a "Martin Short" being in film/television.
Re: Martin Short to Do Voiceovers in Bumblebee: The Movie (1953118)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on April 15th, 2018 @ 2:19pm CDT
Depends if you're into GT racing ;)
Acting and films aren't a big deal to everyone. It was only a half remembered interview after all, which is why I had the brain fart over the names in the first place.
Re: Martin Short to Do Voiceovers in Bumblebee: The Movie (1953376)
Posted by Windsweeper on April 16th, 2018 @ 2:03pm CDT
Martin Short was great in Innerspace and Small Criminals? The one with Nick Nolte.

He was also great as the elf in the tv movie Merlin featuring Sam Neill in the lead role.

After seeing how Bay managed to make noteable actors such as John Malkovich and Anthony Hopkins cringey, I'm glad Bumblebee has a different director.
Re: Martin Short to Do Voiceovers in Bumblebee: The Movie (1953432)
Posted by mesh on April 16th, 2018 @ 6:38pm CDT
What a joke!

You get it? He's a comedic actor.....no disrespect to the actor himself.
Yeah, I know that was a very bad joke.

lol! :HEADHURTS: :HEADHURTS:
Re: Martin Short to Do Voiceovers in Bumblebee: The Movie (1954659)
Posted by Va'al on April 21st, 2018 @ 3:27am CDT
Thanks again to fellow Seibertronian westjames/notirish, we have a small piece of news concerning the crew of the Paramount live-action Transformers spin-off, Bumblebee: The Movie. In a piece about recently acclaimed A Quiet Place with Shoot Online, sound editors Ethan Van Der Ryn and Erik Aadahl revealed they are also working on the Bumblebee movie with director Travis Knight.

[quote]Van der Ryn and Aadahl are currently working on Transformers spinoff Bumblebee, a Christmas season release being directed by Travis Knight who made an auspicious helming debut with Kubo And The Two Strings.[/quote]

The two have previous experience with the Transformers franchise, along with a pretty hefty resumé:

[quote]Van der Ryn and Aadahl carry an audio pedigree that was up to the script’s challenge, having teamed on a couple of Best Achievement in Sound Editing Oscar nominations--for Transformers: Dark of the Moon in 2012, and Argo the following year. Prior to connecting with Aadahl, Van der Ryn teamed with supervising sound editor Mike Hopkins to win a pair of Best Sound Editing Oscars--for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers in 2003, and King Kong in 2006.

When Van der Ryn was in L.A. for the Academy Awards as a nominee for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, he first met industry pro Aadahl who was teaching a sound class at USC. The two struck up a rapport with Van der Ryn later offering Aadahl the chance to work with him on Michael Bay’s first Transformers movie. Van der Ryn and Aadahl kept on collaborating after that, eventually making their bond official by co-founding E² Sound which originally operated out of rented sound design suites at Sony. Four years ago, E² moved to the Warner Bros. Studios lot; the sound shop has worked with assorted studios, including Universal, Fox, DreamWorks and Disney.[/quote]

As we said, a brief update, but sound appreciators out there might be excited about this story!

Re: Martin Short to Do Voiceovers in Bumblebee: The Movie (1956229)
Posted by Bronzewolf on April 25th, 2018 @ 8:49pm CDT
CinemaCon is currently happening in the US, a mecca and celebration of all new movies coming out in the next year or so. One of those movies happens to be the upcoming Bumblebee film, and for the first time ever fans were shown a quick glimpse of the new installment. Below is not only some critic reactions from Twitter, but actually a synopsis of the footage shown from Comicbook.com! Responses seem to be very positive, with some getting excited as the teaser appeared to show a return of Starscream! Stay tuned later this week, as a teaser trailer has been rumored to drop soon!

[quote]An alarm goes off at 8:00 AM. Charlie shuts it off, unhappily waking up. Her room is covered in posters. She rocks out with headphones on while brushing her teeth. In the garage, her car is playing the same song. When she enters, it stops.

A piece of the car hits the floor. She look beneath it. Getting on a board with wheels, she slides under the car. Ultimately, she finds Bee’s face, which lights up in the eyes and stands up above her. She’s shocked. This thing fits in the garage! They have a standoff. Bee stumbles around. She reaches for the door handle but sees he is just stumbling around and scared as he huddles himself into the corner.

She approaches and says, “Hi.” Bee chirps back. He’s still scared and avoiding her in the corner. “Do you speak?: she asks. Bee nods to indicate he does not. He stands up, holding his neck, after seeing the wrench in her hand. He analyzes her hands and comes closer, allowing them to touch his face. He can understand her. “What are you?” she asks. “Where did you come from?” He shies away from answering. He points to her shirt. He is asking who she is. “I’m Charlie,” she tells him. “Charlie Watson, I’m 18 today. Actually, it’s my birthday today. What’s your name?” He shies away, with his ears going down. She rules, “You sound like a little bumblebee.” That’s what she’s going to call him from now on. “Matches your outfit, too,” she says.

Later, clips of Bee running from a helicopter, trucks exploding, Bee playing on the beach, driving Charlie around, and other Transformers cut into the frame. A red and white winged Transformer is fighting him. He uses his arm cannon. He fights fighter jets. Charlie does her best to help him. He lands in a desert[/quote]

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">There was more character and emotion in the 5 minute clip they just showed from Bumblebee than in all 372 hours of Michael Bay Transformers movies.</p>&mdash; Eric Vespe (@EricVespe) <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/EricVespe/status/989295757545979905?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 26, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Seems less busy, a bit more streamlined. He had a bee-looking faceguard/battle helmet thing during some of the action sequences.</p>&mdash; Eric Vespe (@EricVespe) <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/EricVespe/status/989297829083398144?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 26, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Bumblebee looks good.<br><br>This is not a drill: Bumblebee looks very, very GOOD.<a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CinemaCon?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#CinemaCon</a></p>&mdash; Michael Keene (@MichaelKeene) <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/MichaelKeene/status/989295757718011904?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 26, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Just saw a BTS look at the Transformers spinoff <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bumblebee?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Bumblebee</a> and it’s being labeled as a coming of age story from the ’80’s and inspired by the early Amblin films. <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CinemaCon?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#CinemaCon</a></p>&mdash; JoBlo.com (@joblocom) <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/joblocom/status/989292564820865026?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 25, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">First footage from Bumblebee was very heavy on the heartstrings. Very relationship heavy. But also, BLUE AND RED STARSCREAM. Designs looks like Bay’s movies but with just a BIT more toy influence. I’m much more interested now.</p>&mdash; Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/GermainLussier/status/989295780555993088?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 26, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Re: Martin Short to Do Voiceovers in Bumblebee: The Movie (1956232)
Posted by MagicDeath on April 25th, 2018 @ 9:01pm CDT
There is yet hope for Transformers on the big screen.

Sweet.
Re: Martin Short to Do Voiceovers in Bumblebee: The Movie (1956233)
Posted by Quantum Surge on April 25th, 2018 @ 9:02pm CDT
Lol at parts of the tweets. They seem to not be very aware of other franchises aside from the Movies and G1. Not a bad thing, but it makes me wish people like more experienced TF fans (from this site, TFWiki, and TFW2005) jumped into the fun, and not critics who are more invested in the MCU or Star Wars.
Re: Martin Short to Do Voiceovers in Bumblebee: The Movie (1956238)
Posted by EvasionModeBumblebee on April 25th, 2018 @ 9:19pm CDT
I really hope this footage gets released soon because that sounds awesome! I am seriously pumped for this movie :DANCE:
Re: Martin Short to Do Voiceovers in Bumblebee: The Movie (1956239)
Posted by Randomento on April 25th, 2018 @ 9:20pm CDT
Despite the positive reactions I’m seeing, I’ll still keep my expectations a little low. I don’t want to be disappointed again.
Re: Martin Short to Do Voiceovers in Bumblebee: The Movie (1956252)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 25th, 2018 @ 9:43pm CDT
G1-colors Starscream in this movie, eh?
Re: Martin Short to Do Voiceovers in Bumblebee: The Movie (1956254)
Posted by Sunstar on April 25th, 2018 @ 9:49pm CDT
G1 colours? this may prove to be very interesting =3
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