Frank Welker to Voice Soundwave in New Transformers Movie
My vocal and fervent distrust of genius auteur Michael Bay is nothing new to readers of the Preserve. Furthermore, given my feelings towards the first live action Transformers movie of 2007, I have little hope for the 2009 version
to be any bit of an improvement, if not substantially worse.
It is, therefore, interesting news that at least there is now a glimmer of hope in the form of one of the very best voice actors to ever grace a microphone, Frank Welker
! The voice of G1 Megatron and Soundwave, Gadget's Dr. Claw, Dreadnok Torch, GoBot Scooter, Dark Rider from Turbo Teen...I mean, read the man's IMDB page, it is always breathtaking. Now there is something that will cause me to see this movie, and all my dislike of Bay may at least be tempered. However, the other possibility is that Bay will somehow so ruin Welker's performance that he will forever damn himself in the eyes of the old school fans. We'll soon see!
Posted by charlie on April 28th 2009, 06:42 AM