Transform and roll out! (It sounds better when Peter Cullen says it)
And we shall be hearing it, come July 4th 2007. Paramount has officially announced that Peter Cullen will reprise his role as Optimus Prime in Michael Bay's live-action adaptation of Transformers.
This news couldn't have come at a better time, while fans have been voicing concerns over several apparent changes to the franchise, myself included. Hope for this film was fading fast and it now seems as if the producers have bought themselves a little more time. Does this mean we'll see other positive changes take place in the future, or is this to shut fans up for a while? Well, the truth of the matter is that no one really knows what's going on. Until we see that first proper trailer or the film on opening day then it would be counter productive to slag off production any further.
It feels as if a weight has been lifted off fans' shoulders. I know that when we hear Prime speak for the first time in this movie that it'll be a very special moment, one that will rekindle a lot of childhood memories as we see a true iconic figure come to life. Of course there is still Megatron's voice to be considered. Will we see Frank Welker join the cast? After all, he still is one of the most sought after voice artists in the business and no doubt still has what it takes to voice Meg. We'll see.
Now let's all relax a little, try to forget about the ghastly flame truck mode and place a little faith in the rest of production. It's still a way off, but this is a step in the right direction.
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