Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. The net is buzzing with the news that just dropped at sectorseven.org regarding Megatron’s voice.
Sector Seven is the government agency investigating the giant robots in Bay’s TRANSFORMERS. This website, a very secretive and dense place, has been cracked. Click the link above and enter in NBETWO. If you click on the red scorpion you’ll get a list of emails, indicating “megaman’s recording” and an “Agent Weaving.”
I have run this by my sources within Paramount/Dreamworks and it is indeed the truth. Hugo Weaving has been hired to voice Megatron for Michael Bay.
The feelings are mixed. On one hand… fuck. No Frank Welker. But on the other… fuck! Hugo Weaving rocks! I’m curious to hear his robot voice, see how different it’ll sound from his other voice work. I’m glad it’s someone we can guarantee a certain level of excellence from and not a big star who’ll just take the check to sit in a room and read into a microphone (I’m talking to you Julia Roberts and everybody else in the live-action CHARLOTTE’S WEB… Thomas Hayden Church, you’re the exception).
Well… heh. On one hand, I had been pulling for Frank Welker to reprise his role as Megatron, if only because they had gotten Peter Cullen back to play Optimus Prime. On the other hand, I’m not like the TF fanboys who have been demanding that it only be Welker or it’ll definitely suck. For example, I really liked David Kaye’s interpretation of Megatron seen in everything from Beast Wars to Cybertron (with the exception of that abomination Robots in Disguise). I REALLY enjoy Hugo Weaving’s work; truthfully, I consider this to be pretty damn good news overall. This has done nothing to make me look forward to Transformers any less. In fact, now I’m looking forward to it a bit more just to see what Weaving’s Megatron will be like. :-)