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Published On: Mon, May 12th, 2014

New ‘Transformers Age of Extinction’ photos as John Goodman, Ken Watanbe top new voices

The Autobots just got a couple of new voice actors as John Goodman and Ken Watanbe officially joined Transformers: Age of Extinction.

Transformers-age of extinction-grimlock-photo fireNew photos landed on Monday which give fans a good look at Optimus Prime with his sword and Bumblebee ready for action. The new dinobot, Grimlock, is also featured with flames around his mouth.

“I am pleased to welcome two gifted and versatile actors, John Goodman and Ken Watanabe, to the world of Transformers,” said director Michael Bay in the press release. “And to re-team 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.”

Mark Wahlberg and Jack Reynor headline a new cast of humans.

The film also stars Stanley Tucci, Li Bingbing, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Kelsey Grammer,  T.J. Miller, Titus Welliver, Han Geng, and Sophia Myles. 

Transformers: Age of Extinction opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on June 27th.

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Here’s the full press release on the new Transformers Age of Extinction cast:

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.

Transformers-age of extinction-Bumblebee-stars-photoGoodman 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.

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