Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Peter Cullen Hopes for Less Dark Transformers Sequels

While appearing at the SacAnime 2015 panel on January 15th in Sacramento, California, Peter Cullen commented on Transformers 5 and 6. The voice of Optimus Prime spoke of hoping for a less darker tone to future films and mentioned that he agrees with fans about some of the moments when Prime isn't so Prime but that ultimately the boss' orders prevail (we all know that feeling).
"There is a sense that Transformers movies are going into a darker area" stated Mr. Cullen. "I think I brought the concern to the movie studio and certainly to the writers. Perhaps…Transformers 5 and 6 movies will go back more to its roots. There was an occasion where one line [in Transformers: Age Of Extinction] which Optimus Prime had, I did not want to say. It was my gut instinct and certainly my commitment to the character… not to say the line. But I was told to say. You can’t fight the big boys. I think you all know what that line was."
My guess is the line he is referring to is "I'll kill you" but there are a few others that would qualify. Below is about an hour long video of his panel appearance.


  1. That part "I'll kill you" I didn't liked, but he could also mean when O.P. said "he's hoing to die" (about the bad guy). And the time when he threatened Grimlock, awful lines

  2. I believe the line he means is ''im going to tear them apart!'' when he knew about what happen to Ratchet. which is very out of character

  3. Not dark enough yet! Transformers movie have to get a lot darker. Cullen is wrong.
    If Transformers movies don't get darker and more violent they will stop being a financial success.

  4. The problems of the Michael Bay's Transformer film are others. First of all the poor screenplay.


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