John Goodman & Ken Watanabe Join 'Transformers: Age of Extinction'

May 8, 2014

John Goodman / Ken Watanabe

Though production is already complete on Transformers: Age of Extinction, that hasn't stopped two last minute additions to the cast of the sequel from director Michael Bay. In fact, this latest update comes from the director's own website where the filmmaker revealed that John Goodman and Ken Watanabe have both landed roles in the franchise. However, instead of playing humans, Goodman and Watanabe will actually be providing the voices of the Autobots called Hound and Drift, respectively. That means summer will have a double dose of Watanabe since he also stars in Godzilla, arriving next week.

As for the rest of the voice cast, it's mostly composed of actors better known for their voicework. Peter Cullen is back as Optimus Prime while the rest of the vocal talents include Frank Welker back as Galvatron, John DiMaggio as Crosshairs, Mark Ryan as Lockdown, Robert Foxworth as Ratchet and Reno Wilson as Brains. Of course, that's in addition to our new band of human heroes that includes Mark Wahlberg, Jack Reynor and Nicola Peltz, not to mention a supporting cast filled out by Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, Li Bingbing, T.J. Miller, Han Geng and Titus Welliver. Sounds crowded, but hopefully it's some big, explosive fun for the summer. Sound good?

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Its interesting that they were able to get Frank Welker as the voice of Galvatron, Who was a resurrected Megatron, But voice by Lenard Nemoy in the Transformers animated movie, Then Frank Welker did the voice of Galvatron in the cartoon afterward. But honestly, He should've been the voice of Megatron in the first 3 films to begin with.

TigerClaw305 on May 8, 2014


Goodman will always be Walter Sobcheck to me.

Brian Sleider on May 9, 2014



Rock n Rollllll on May 9, 2014


Smokey, this isn't Nam, this is bowling, there are rules.

Brian Sleider on May 9, 2014


Two A-list actors in my opinion. No harm done here.

Rock n Rollllll on May 9, 2014

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