Michael Bay announced the voice actors for Transformers: Age of Extinction with John Goodman and Ken Watanabe in addition to the return of Frank Welker and Peter Cullen.
John Goodman will voice the Autobot Hound, and Ken Watanabe will voice Drift.
The below press release also states Peter Cullen will return as Optimus Prime and that Frank Welker will be the voice of Galvatron. Welker voiced Galvatron in the 1980s Transfomers animated series as well.
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John Goodman And Ken Watanabe Join The Autobot Voice Cast in Michael Bay’s ‘Transformers: Age Of Extinction
PETER CULLEN AND FRANK WELKER RETURN TO THE FRANCHISE
HOLLYWOOD, CA (May 8, 2014) – Director Michael Bay has tapped John Goodman and Ken Watanabe to voice two all new Autobots in his highly anticipated film “TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION,” the fourth film in the global blockbuster franchise from Paramount Pictures.
Goodman and Watanabe will join legendary voice actors Peter Cullen and Frank Welker.
Goodman will play Autobot Hound, Watanabe will play Drift, while Cullen reprises his role as the voice of Optimus Prime, and Welker takes on another new character, Galvatron.
“I am pleased to welcome two gifted and versatile actors, John Goodman and Ken Watanabe, to the world of Transformers,” said Bay. “And to reteam with Peter and Frank, who have brought Transformers characters alive from the beginning. I’ve been fortunate to work with some of the best voice talent in the business, and together we will introduce several exciting new robots to fans of the franchise around the world.”
Rounding out the voice-over cast are actors John DiMaggio, Mark Ryan, Robert Foxworth and Reno Wilson. DiMaggio and Ryan will take on the new characters Crosshairs and Lockdown respectively, while Foxworth reprises the role of Ratchet and Wilson returns as Brains.
Transformers: Age Of Extinction has a June 27, 2014 release directed by Michael Bay starring Mark Wahlberg, Jack Reynor, Nicola Peltz, Sophia Myles, Li Bingbing, T.J. Miller, Stanley Tucci, Titus Welliver and Kelsey Grammar.