Michael Bay Wants Frank Welker as Soundwave!
by Alex Billington
March 10, 2009
Voice actor Frank Welker, who has voiced everything from Abu in Aladdin to Tokka and Rahzar in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to Nibbler in "Futurama" to, most importantly, Megatron and Soundwave in the Transformers cartoons, will be back to provide his voice in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. On his own official forums, Michael Bay wrote that, "I think I'm going to pursue Frank on Soundwave," after fans kept requesting that Welker return. A few weeks ago we confirmed that Hugo Weaving was back as the voice of Megatron, which was one of Welker's original characters that he didn't voice in the movie.
See, this is why I love Michael Bay, he knows exactly what the fans want. He already has Peter Cullen doing the voice of Optimus Prime, so why not go get Welker for Soundwave? Okay, sure, I understand that all the fans wanted him for Megatron, but you know what, I love Hugo Weaving just as much and was more than satisfied with his voice work anyway. Plus, according to Bay (and who can trust him?), Megatron isn't in it much, so if Welker does voice Soundwave, he'll get more screentime anyway. I'm just saying that I can't frickin' wait to see this. Bring on more Transformers! And bring on Peter Cullen and Frank Welker!