Aside from the fact that Peter Cullen will return as Optimus Prime, we’ve heard very little in the way of news surrounding the voice cast for the Autobots and Decepticons in Transformers: Age of Extinction. However, with less than two months to go before the film’s release, director Michael Bay has revealed that Cullen will be joined by Transformers veteran Frank Welker as Galvatron, while the rest of the voice cast includes John Goodman (Inside Llewyn Davis) as Hound and Ken Watanabe (Godzilla) as Drift.
“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.”
Also featuring in the voice cast are John DiMaggio (Futurama) as Crosshairs and Mark Ryan (Transformers) as Lockdown, while Robert Foxworth and Reno Wilson return as Ratchet and Brains respectively. Meanwhile, the human cast includes Mark Wahlberg (Pain & Gain), Jack Reynor (What Richard Did), Stanley Tucci (Captain America: The First Avenger), Nicola Peltz (Bates Motel), Li Bingbing (Resident Evil: Retribution), Sophia Myles (Underworld), Victoria Summer (Saving Mr. Banks), Titus Welliver (Lost) and T.J. Miller (She’s Out of My League).
Transformers: Age of Extinction is set for release on June 27th. Watch the first trailer here.