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Hanks, Wilson and Shawn... cast in Transformers Movie

Posted by:
Perceptor at 2007-04-01 1:35 pm
Update: Yes, this is a 100% April Fool's Day Fabrication (hope you at least got a chuckle out of it. 
BREAKING NEWS: you heard it here first!  An inside source working on the production of Transformers Movie has informed us that TOM HANKS (I think you may have heard of him!)  has been cast in the role of RATCHET!  OWEN WILSON (voice of Lightning McQueen in Cars) will reprise the role of Jazz! AND if that weren't enough, WALLACE SHAWN (voice of Rex in Toy Story) will try to fill the very large shoes Starscream!

Ye-haw Bring on the 4th of July!!!

FracturedKoi said,  - 2007-04-01 13:45:32
This...isn't even funny....
Michael010188 said,  - 2007-04-01 14:03:08
I think Tom Hanks might be a good choice for Ratchet, Owen Wilson and Wallace Shawn aren't what I had in mind. Starscream should have someone who can fit the character's profile.
TriPredRavage said,  - 2007-04-01 14:04:20
I wonder when we're going to hear about Micheal Clark Duncan; he seems to be in all of Bay's movies. I wouldn't be surprised if we see him sign on.
NoRemorse said,  - 2007-04-01 14:20:02
Why not try Jeremy Irons for the voice of Starscream? I think that wouldn't be a waste of time or effort. (He did the voice of Scar in the Lion King)
blank said,  - 2007-04-01 14:21:58
tom hanks, owen wilson and wallace shawn you've got to be kidding that has lowered my want to watch the film from 10 to 7 (1 point for each c**p actor)
Tyler said,  - 2007-04-01 14:35:45
You guys might want to check the date.
TriPredRavage said,  - 2007-04-01 15:54:04
You raise a good point, Tyler.
STILLWILL said,  - 2007-04-01 16:00:37
This has April Fool's written all over this. I doubt they would make an annoucement on a Sunday...Tom Hanks is huge star if not bigger than Hugo Weaving. Clearly an April Fool's prank. I like Owen Wilson, but he is no where close to 'Scatman' Crothers for the voice of Jazz.
Skyfired said,  - 2007-04-01 16:52:51
This is totaly stupid
JetFire said,  - 2007-04-01 17:16:40
this is probably a joke but it would be cool if it were true, though whoever voiced starscream in the unicron trilogy would be better for starscream in the movie cause he was great
Tffan'85 said,  - 2007-04-01 18:26:48
This would be cool to have Tom Hanks as the voice for Ratchet. I think 2 People who would fit the roles of Jazz and Starscream better than the 2 men metioned above are as follows. For Jazz, I can see Will Smith "Mr. 4th of July Blockbuster" himself because of his hip-hop background. Alan Rickman as Starscream, because of the attitude in his voice is just like the Starscream of old.
Cheetor2 said,  - 2007-04-01 19:19:10
No Matter Who does the voices, This movie is gonna kick A$$.
STILLWILL said,  - 2007-04-01 19:45:10
I totally agree about Will Smith being "Jazz". That would be awesome (maybe even hit the nail on the head). Will Smith or Chris Rock could do Jazz. For Starscream, Alan Rickman or an actor with a resume for being an awesome badass bad guy can pull off being sly like Starscream is definitely the right train of thought...maybe even Frank Welker or David Kaye. They should not totally over look older transformer voice acting. They've help instill our mythos with bad guys we love to hate and we lovem' for it.
Side Swipe (Spyke) said,  - 2007-04-01 20:06:52
Now for some REAL GOOD news.
Hasbro Toyshop is now taking orders and shipping Movie Protoform Starscream and Optimus Prime. Just go, and see for yourself!
Lord Megatron said,  - 2007-04-01 20:36:02
I wish that Chris wouldn't have died, though he did sound a bit like a whiney girl he would have been awesome for this part. I also think that for starscream they should choose Micheal Dobson,(I believe that thats his name), for him in the movie if possible because he would probably do a good job at his persona.
Megatron said,  - 2007-04-01 22:14:12
I believe the guy who did Starscream in the BW ep Possession shoulda done Starscream for the movie but oh well.
Rayth said,  - 2007-04-01 23:29:31
i'll say its April Fools joke
jsut like the ATHF:CMFFT on Adult Swim tonight was
and the fact if this was a real leak other sites would also have it
Bossk77 said,  - 2007-04-01 23:35:50
APRIL FOOLS>>> FOOLS. God this one makes me want to puke.
Matt Jeffries said,  - 2007-04-02 13:19:42
Is This Some Kind Of
April Fools Joke
Or What
Perceptor said,  - 2007-04-02 13:23:27
Okay, it's April 2nd now. Time to fess up. YES, the above is a 100% April Fool's day fabrication. I wanted to start w/ something semi-believable (Hanks as Ratchet, tho I don't really think he'd be right for the part) then cut to 2 of the worst possible castings I could come up with. Can you imagine Owen Wilson's whiny, nerd voice as Jazz???? YUCK!!!
Even worse the screachy, but weak/whiny Wallace Shawn as Starscream? Remember the scene in Toy story where Rex jumps out and says "Roar! Were ya scared??? I"m trying to be fearsome here, but I'm afraid I'm just coming across as annoying!" That'd turn TF movie in to campy original-batman-tv-series-esque type comedy, 100% opposite of what I'm expecting...

Fear not fellow fans, more real news to come! :)
Bea Arthur! said,  - 2007-04-02 17:59:27
ooo id love michael clark duncan to have a role in the movie, hes so awsome, good point TriPred Ravage!

i could see them making him bonecrusher or something like that cuz hes got that awesome voice...
Mirage2006 said,  - 2007-04-03 09:24:46
I think it's funny. Having the guy who played rex on Toy Story play Starscream. That wouldn't happen in a million micro seconds! Tom Hanks would be a good Ratchet, but I expected the guy who played Red Alert in Transformers Armada and Cybertron(even though he has a British accent) to voice him. I also expect Andre "3000" Benjamin (from Class of 3000, a TV show on Cartoon Network) to play Jazz or maybe Cheech Marin (he played Ramone in Cars). They have the perfect voices for him. Another thing should be is have the guy who plays Starscream in the Unicron Trilogy(Armada, Energon, and Cybertron) to play him because Chris Latta as we all know is taking a dirt nap right now. (Note: taking a dirt nap means you're dead.)
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