John Goodman and Ken Watanabe join Transformers: Age of Extinction

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John Goodman

John Goodman and Ken Watanabe will voice two new Autobots, Hound and Drift respectively, in the 'Transformers: Age of Extinction', where they'll be joined by voice actors Peter Cullen and Frank Welker.

John Goodman and Ken Watanabe will voice two Autobots in the 'Transformers: Age of Extinction'.

The 62-year-old actor will play Autobot Hound while the 54-year-old star will has been cast as Drift in the forthcoming Michael Bay-directed film.

Bay said: "I am pleased to welcome two gifted and versatile actors, John Goodman and Ken Watanabe, to the world of Transformers."

Meanwhile, Frank Welker, 68, who has voiced many recurring characters in 'The Transformers' animated series, including eight of the original 14 Decepticons, will take on another new character, Galvatron.

And Peter Cullen, 72, who played leader of the Autobots, Optimus Prime, on the popular 1980s cartoon series, is set to reprises this role.

Bay added: "And to re-team with Peter and Frank, who have brought 'Transformers' characters alive from the beginning."

Bay was delighted with the old and new cast, and added: "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."

Transformers: Age of Extinction

  • 2 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 165 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Michael Bay
  • Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, Stanley Tucci
  • UK release: 10 July 2014

More explosions and metal-on-metal battling from Michael Bay.

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