Transformers 4 News: Hugo Weaving on Voicing Megatron, New Leads Rumor Surfaces

Megatron in TransformersHugo Weaving, known for “The Matrix” trilogy, the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, and now the “Hobbit” trilogy, seems to have a thing about doing movies in three’s. He was also the voice of the villainous Megatron in Michael Bay’s “Transformers” trilogy. So what are the chances of Weaving returning to voice Megatron in Bay’s upcoming “Transformers 4″, already scheduled for 2014? Not very good, as it turns out.

In the same interview with Collider where he mentioned that his Red Skull probably won’t be returning to “Captain America” (and even if the character did, then he probably wasn’t coming back cause, well, he just doesn’t want to), Weaving also kicked some dirt in the face of the “Transformers” franchise. In particular, Weaving did not have fond movies of his “role” in the films, mostly because, well, he just doesn’t care, apparently:

That’s a weird job for me because it honestly was a two-hour voice job, initially. I was doing a play and I actually didn’t have time, anyway. It was one of the only things I’ve ever done where I had no knowledge of it, I didn’t care about it, I didn’t think about it. They wanted me to do it. In one way, I regret that bit. I don’t regret doing it, but I very rarely do something if it’s meaningless. It was meaningless to me, honestly. I don’t mean that in any nasty way. I did it. It was a two-hour voice job, while I was doing other things. Of course, it’s a massive film that’s made masses of money. I just happened to be the voice of one of the iconic villainous characters. But, my link to that and to Michael Bay is so minimal. I have never met him. I was never on set. I’ve seen his face on Skype. I know nothing about him, really. I just went in and did it. I never read the script. I just have my lines, and I don’t know what they mean. That sounds absolutely pathetic! I’ve never done anything like that, in my life. It’s hard to say any more about it than that, really.

Damn, Hugo, tell us how you really feel!

Although it’s amusing that he never even met Bay in person while doing the three “Transformers” films. You’d think a director might want to meet the actor who is giving voice to a major character in his movies, but apparently not. Weaving’s entire work on the trilogy involved tww hours in a studio reading lines and collecting a nice paycheck. Not bad work if you can get’em, I suppose.

Weaving has “Cloud Atlas” from the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer up next. Let’s hope his work on that sci-fi film was a lot more satisfying, otherwise he might be taking aim at “Cloud Atlas” in a few years, too…

Hugo Weaving in Cloud Atlas (2012) Movie Image


Speaking of “Transformers 4″, SpoilerTV thinks they know who will be the film’s new leads:

The new female lead that they are looking for is a high school senior and her boyfriend a Texas racing driver.

“A Texas racing driver”? So he’s a driver that races around the great state of Texas? Apparently.

One thing’s for sure, whoever they cast as the “high school senior”, she’ll definitely be good with cars. Or at least, er, look good around one…

Megan Fox in Transformers (2007) Movie Image



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  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    Ugh! Hugo Hugo Hugo! Not making any friends in the geek community. He sounds like Sean Connery talking about being offered Lord of The Rings and not understanding it. LOL.

  • baddog

    Say what you want about Hugo, but at least he is honest but not condescending or nasty about the experience, like some brunett we won’t mention.

  • Debo4735

    Megan Fox was so hot in the first two TF movies, now she’s all plain with all that plastic.

  • Juggernaut

    Return as Red Skull or GTFO!!!

  • X_p

    this guy haha i guess he has steady jobs with the wachowsky starthip now so he doesnt care about pissing everyone else off. that being said should we be insulted too?

    i mean we went to see these movies and hes acting like he so above it but still feeding himself fat from it all…

  • Lazz82

    Wow…..the more and more I hear about this….the more I am ashamed about even looking up to this guy as an actor. You did the last 2 “Matrix” films and say nothing….and fans were torn as hell about them. You do some wildly universally popular films (“Transformers” and “Captain America”) and it’s a horrible thing….for shame Mr. Weaving!