It’s hard to be a good villain without a good voice. For the past few months, Michael Bay has been making his Transformers movie without a voice for his super-villain, the mechanically maniacal Megatron, without a voice for the once-gun-turned-tank super-robot. Paramount confirmed on Friday that the Decepticon leader will be voiced by former Matrix and Lord of the Rings star Hugo Weaving.
Weaving has been in contention for the role, along with Frank Welker who provided the voice of Megatron in the original series. After months of negotiations, Weaving won the role, though Welker is still slated to voice another undisclosed character in the film.
Another unconfirmed report is suggesting that Keith David, also known as Childs from The Thing, has been picked to voice Barricade, the evil Decepticon police cruiser.
Aint It Cool News: Weaving, David ToVoice ‘Transformers’