Frank Welker and Peter Cullin reprise their Megatron and Optimus Prime voice roles for new Transformers videogame.
Activision has announced their plans to pull off the voice-over reunion that we geeks have been waiting for — one that Michael Bay apparently could not (or for some unknown reason, chose not to).
The company has signed on both Peter Cullen and Frank Welker to reprise their respective voice roles as Optimus Prime and Megatron — the diametrically opposed leaders of the transforming Autobots and Decepticons — for their upcoming project, Transformers: The Game, an adaptation of the DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures movie Transformers, which will be hitting theaters on July 4th.
As Transformers fans, we knew the importance of having the well-known voices of Optimus Prime and Megatron in the game, said Laird Malamed, Activision’s production head.
Mr. Malamed is sooo totally right! I mean, why the hell would you go through the trouble of signing the original voice of ‘Optimus’ and not also lock-down ‘Megatron’ too? It just makes very little sense to me. What’s up with that Mr. Bay? (Hugo Weaving has been cast as the voice of Megatron in the live-action feature.)
Sure, everyone and their monkey recalls Cullen’s ubiquitous “Autobots, roll out!” but for my money without it being balanced by Welker’s “It’s over, Prime!”, any victory over the Decepticons would seem a hollow one.
For more info on the game, check out the game’s official Web site: www.transformersgame.com