Wednesday, February 03, 2010

James Avery Casting in Transformers 3?

According to a recent episode of Unscripted, James Avery has been cast to voice Silverbolt in Transformers 3. If James Avery is familiar it might be due to the recent commercial were he is the professor that supposedly has a video lecture go viral. He also played Philip Banks in The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

In the video he discusses his career and life. Oddly though is the blurb on the site describing the actor which says "He is also currently working as voice talent for the upcoming "Transformers 3" film (set to release in 2011), playing 'Silverbolt'." This information is not repeated in the video interview so unknown if this is from Avery or some other source.

Silverbolt has been around since the Generation One days with an alt mode of a Concord SST jet liner and leader of the Aerialbots that formed Superion. The name was used again for Beast Wars as a noble knight character that was a fusion of an eagle and wolf. Long story short, the character has history that is a perfect addition to the movie cast of characters.

As for feasibility of the rumor, who knows really but for now I now take it with reservations until more information comes out. With Transformers 3 pre-production underway and at least a draft or two of the script likely completed, it is possible that casting has already begun. However, for the two previous films it seemed that Bay always waited until after the film was nearly complete before he started nailing down the voice roles and their lines. Maybe this time he decided to change up the process. Either way, as a fan of the actor I hope this works out. Thanks to Chris and RY for the link.

14 comments:

  1. yea im a fan of james to...and i hope this is true and that he has more than 2 or 3 lines in the movie...i agree that silverbolt would be a perfect addition to the autobots

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  2. maybe we will all get lucky and he will take a hint from all the Rasberries and the lack of anything better than a "sound fx" award :)

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  3. My kid really like transformers, he will be happy to watch the third episode.

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  4. now they need Will Smith, Alfonso R., Jazzy Jeff, Tatiana ali and Dude who played Jeffery to form superion.... Just Kidding Avery will be a great addition...

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  5. He was also the voice of The Shredder on the original TMNT cartoons from the 80s.

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  6. With all do respect, but TF in Bay movie have "so much" to do and say, that i don't really give a crap who voices who...

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  7. @TigerClaw
    Cool, I didn't know that, I always watched that show when I was a kid.

    Would be cool if Avery does it, he would be great a Silverbolt. He can sound very convincing.

    OOOoooooooooooohh, my head is spinning right now....Superion!!!!! Great aerialfights with Decepticon planes!!!!!

    BTW, does anybody know where the 4 IMAX scenes of ROTF are? They are not the blu-ray 2disc edition.

    MP

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  8. We NEED Superion for the third movie!!!

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  9. To MP/Anonymous 2/03/2010

    Someone might have put them up on youtube. I got the "Big Screen" 2 disc edition at walmart with the IMAX scenes already put into the film. The edition with the IMAX scenes are only at walmart. I got the DVD version but i do believe they had the "Big Screen" edition on blu ray too :)

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  10. Now they just might bring in badboy Will Smith, after all Avery did co-star with him. I'd like to see Mike Lowrey going "DAAAMMMNN" at the sight of TransFormers in his precinct, and hear a robot scream at him...

    But seriously, Avery sounds like a good choice. I hope he will not be under-utilized.

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  11. Yes

    James Avery should voice Silverbolt

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  12. Counterpunch2/07/2010 1:44 PM

    Finally! Hopefully the Aerialbots will be in TF 3! Just 5 of them I hope, not 7-8 planes to form Superion.

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  13. @ Anon 2/03/2010 5:44PM

    Thanks, I'll take a look on youtube.
    I'm from Holland and they didn't sell the "Big screen" version in Holland:(
    Maybe I'll buy one from e-bay, I got a PS3, wich is regionfree.

    MP

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  14. Great thanks anon 2/03/2010 5:44PM

    The Imax blu-ray is region free also!!
    I bought 1 on ebay immediatly!!

    MP from Holland

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