TFW: Have you been approached at all for any further work with the franchise, either with the movie (Soundwave?) or another incarnation, such as Transformers: Animated?
Welker: Well it is a little too early to be specific but I will say yes and no. No, I have not been approached by the movie folks but yes I am still involved in the franchise…more on that later.
Michael, I can understand your choice in terms of Megatron, and I know you’re probably ready to murder the next guy who brings up the topic of original voice actors…but please, please allow Frank a shot at Soundwave’s voice. I’m risking getting banned by Nelson (again) just to ask. His participation in the franchise really does mean that much to a load of fans out there.
I swear this is the last time I will ever bring this subject up until the movie’s release.
To which Michael Bay responded positively:
I think I’m going to pursue Frank on Soundwave.
For those not in the know, Frank Welker voiced both Megatron and Soundwave in the original animated series, he also reprized his role as Megatron for the recent video game.