Monday, April 27, 2009

Welker is Officially Cast in Transformers 2

Ugo Movie Blog is reporting that legendary voice actor Frank Welker has been officially cast in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen as Soundwave. The news is from an interview with Roberto Orci as he was promoting Star Trek. Soundwave is a character Welker originated for all three seasons of the 1980s cartoons or G1 cartoon as sometimes referred to that ran from about 1984-1987.

Jordan Hoffman: Who’s voicing Soundwave in Transformers?
Roberto Orci: Welker.

Jordan Hoffman: That’s official?
Roberto Orci: I think so.

Jordan Hoffman: Uh oh.
Roberto Orci: Might be something I just told you for the first time, but I think so.
Fantastic news for die hard Transformer fans who have been trying to get our favorite voices cast in the movie.

65 comments:

  1. First! Great news about Welker and soundwave!

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  2. Really? This needed an "Offical" title?

    Lame...

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  3. I'm just glad they finally made it official. I get happier with this movie every week. Not that I wasn't happy with the first one, but I like the way all these pieces are Fallen into place..........see the way I did that. Thanks for the news. I think this is the only place to get any updateds that are worth a damn. Thanks for staying on top of everything.

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  4. dumb ass firsties still plague this site...but i hate to agree that it is great news.

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  5. so who voiced him after that??? or am i missing something here??? soundwave was in all the transformer cartoons in the 80s eh?????

    lost me here likes

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  6. Yes, the words "I think so" always ring confirmation in my head.

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  7. That's great news! Finally, Frank Welker is in the cast of TF2.

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  8. "Kup said...

    dumb ass firsties still plague this site...but i hate to agree that it is great news.
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    Your just jealous cause you came in fourth :P
    (JUST KIDDING)
    It does get annoying after a while.

    Oh and 8th! It's not FIRST! Haha :)

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  9. For the first Transformers videogame they supposevly could'nt get Hugo Weaving to voice Megatron. So they had Frank Welker voice Megatron. But if you have played it you would agree that he sound's like he is on drugs. lol

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  10. @TheChad ... lol, I agree. I have a feeling that was an "oh shit, was I supposed to say that?" moment for Orci.

    Kind of a "Yeah, I... think so.. You know, I'm gonna have to check on that and get back to you" as he realizes it wasn't yet revealed.

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  11. I really hope that Frank Welker doesnt sound like he did in the video game :)

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  12. Why does every interviewer have the worst questions?

    This doesn't prove anything b/c Orci was asked "Who's voicing SW in Transformers" which of course the answer is Welker but why can't a person ask "Who will voice SW in this summer's sequel RotF????"

    So if Frank isn't the voice this summer don't be upset at Bob and call him a liar---he answered the question he was asked----by an idiot

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  13. Yeah and I was agreeing with your sarcasm.

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  14. Before: :l

    After reading this: :O OMG!!!

    XD :) :D YYEEEAAAAHHHH!!!!

    GO WELKER!!!!!

    VOICE THAT SOUNDWAVE!!!

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  15. To answer above, Frank Welker was the original voice for G1 Soundwave. So it is very fitting for him to be cast in this role.

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  16. Hey all, I found this image when I did a google search for "Revenge of the Fallen" - does this mean that Superion will be in the movie?

    http://www.shockya.com/news/wp-content/uploads/transformers_superion_front.jpg

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  17. heres another pic:

    http://host.trivialbeing.org/up/transformers-20090115-superion-toy-2.jpg

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  18. Off topic, but does anyone know where I could fins copy of the prequal comics?

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  19. **find a copy, sorry

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  20. http://www.tf2.tf08.net/content/section/17_66.html

    and no, superion is not in the movie.

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  21. To the anonymous moron above: who would assume that he would be asking questions about THE PAST in FUTURE tense? *smacks forhead*

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  22. thechief can go suck bush's dick

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  23. Chinese Rulez4/27/2009 5:24 PM

    Anonymous said...
    http://www.tf2.tf08.net/content/section/17_66.html

    and no, superion is not in the movie.

    ^ who Superion? Hello again from Beijing.

    I reading the big red robot in Shanghai is oso Devastatoer?

    Right or No?

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  24. If Superion is not in the movie, then why does Hasbro have a ROTF Superion toy?

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  25. ^ Good point, mate!

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  26. "Frank Welker superior. All others inferior." :)

    Hopefully he voices more than just Soundwave. Maybe a Constructicon or two, and one of the Twins?

    This is great! With Frank's awesome skills, they won't even have to edit his voice at all to get the 'montone-recorder-like-metallic' voice! (They probably will, but I was just complimenting Frank's skills)

    "SOUNDWAVE SUPERIOR! CONSTRUCTICONS INFERIOR!"

    (I'd love to hear that in the film) ;)

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  27. superion is not in the movie. there are too many robots that have not been even hinted at or talked about even slightly that would have to be introduced to combine to form superion. maybe for the 3rd movie though...we'll see...

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  28. they make a lot of ROTF that aren't in the movie, like Bruticus Maximus, Ransack, Smokescreen, Desert Brawl, and a lot of other repaints.

    one clue is the anime inspired portrait, an the ridiculous alt modes.

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  29. It's funny how much anger and animosity comes from these little wieners when they have the veil of anonymity.

    Like that comment was even remotely necessary. I wasn't speaking to you. If I wanted your opinion, I'd climb off your mother and address you directly.

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  30. "If I wanted your opinion, I'd climb off your mother and address you directly."

    Nice. :D

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  31. OHHHHHHHHHH the chief just burned you!! ha ha good one the chief :)

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  32. TylerMirage said-

    "SOUNDWAVE SUPERIOR! CONSTRUCTICONS INFERIOR!"

    (I'd love to hear that in the film) ;)

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    no you wont... coz this time those 2 are on Meg's side.

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  33. Israeli Sniper4/27/2009 7:14 PM

    thechief likes to play with fat women? tsk tsk... you horny pig... no wonder you smell like a cow

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  34. *eh eh ehm*

    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

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  35. Soundwave: "Autobots inferior. Decepticons superior."

    Starscream: "Yes Soundwave! Play it!"

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  36. replying to Israeli sniper...

    You would know

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  37. i know you are, but what am i?

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  38. Yay! I'm back in elementary school!

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  39. Welker recently did the voice of Soundwave (as well as Megatron) on Robot Chicken. It didn't have the same vocal FX added, so he sounded more like Dr. Claw than Soundwave, but it was a funny skit about how ridiculous Soundwave's alt mode is now.

    If you guys want to check it out, here's a link:

    http://mkbmemorial.com/FWHp/adultswim_soundwave.html

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  40. I hope it doesnt turn out like the original where we have the same voice actor voicing many rolls. That can get a bit annoying. Well its great news anyway.

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  41. Dear film makers,

    As a nice touch, get Soundwave to give Bumblebee his voice.

    R

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  42. gr8 news..cant wait to see the official trailer!!jz couple of days..

    anyway is Teletran 1 in the movie?? Has anyone read about it in any websites??

    Thanks...

    Greetings from Malaysia..

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  43. Everybody
    Acoording to comingsoon.net..
    The new trailer is coming out on Thursday at Noon..!
    Can't wait..!

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  44. ravage toy....sory for the bad quality
    http://www.tf08.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=461

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  45. i hope he does more voices in the movie like the good old days.

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  46. Anonymous said...

    gr8 news..cant wait to see the official trailer!!jz couple of days..

    anyway is Teletran 1 in the movie?? Has anyone read about it in any websites??

    Thanks...

    Greetings from Malaysia..

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    tak. Teletran 1 tak masuk dalam filem ni. Tapi kapal ' The Ark ' ada... tapi tu di angkasa. Prowl yang jadi ketua.

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  47. Teletran 1? A Computer? in the live-action movie?

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  48. never saw a Teletran 1 fan before in my life :)

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  49. I hope soundwave has a lot of lines. I hope he speaks just like a computer would.

    "Megatron you are now functional. What is your command". type of thing.

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  50. "Ravage, eject... eject... eject"

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  51. ^ probably Ravage will eject thechief's stupid looking face. what a donkey he is. mounting grandma's back. wtf?

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  52. back on topic, question about the movie.

    will that one robot who turns into a vehicle be in this movie?

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  53. He needs to go for a dead lock of the original voice. It was and is the most memorable cartoon voice ever!!!!!

    And by the way the song I'm doing about TF should be up in a week.

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  54. Okay people we have confirmation of the name of the giant jet. Most believed him to be Skyfire or Omega supreme but we know have confirmation he is called (Spoiler Warning) Stratosphere

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-news-rumors/230539-rotf-voyager-cargo-plane-name-revealed.html

    There is still no confirmation he is in the film yet though. On a side note it seems the cool little space shuttle will not be included in the final toy. Noooooooooooo :(

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  55. bring the trailer!!!!!!!!!!!
    i cant wait any longer!!!!!
    hope it will be new footage

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  56. Does anyone else find it funny that Ironhide totally destroys his old G1 vehicle mode in Alliance #1?

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  57. ^ NO Kasumi. it aint.

    Scorpio good job with the name.

    Stratosphere is here to stay

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  58. It isn't funny? I thought it was quite the "WTF slap to the face Funny"... ^.^

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  59. slightly funny

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  60. To the person about superion. That is a re-release of Superion from the Energon series. I have always hated that version of Superion. And ... they would release ROTF toys that AREN'T in the movie because a new label will sell the toy even if it is old. Just like the first movie had a bunch of toys for it that was not in the movie. It is all about marketing.

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  61. Numetheus is right. Superion's armor doesn't even look like he could appear in movie.

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  62. Soundwave is a rockstar.
    He's Slash to Gun's & Roses, Bobba Fett to Star Wars, Derek Jeter to the Evil Empire (Yankees) he's got that "it" factor that makes him such a recognizable & unforgetable character. True Icon.

    Big Kudos to Bay, Orci & D.W. staff by securing Welker on board.
    Now we wait for the movie, from what Ive been reading & seeing in the most recent trailer is that SW is kept as a 'hush-hush, watch, wait & see character" in the sequel..

    Im guessing since SW & Dev's are most loyal to Megatron; It is SW who uses the military satellites to pinpoint the exact location of Megatron's whereabouts in the ocean then relays info to the incomming proto-form comets of the Constructicons....This is so fregin awsome!!

    "As you command Megatron" Go Welker Do it!!

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