Not content with becoming one of the Coens’ favourite collaborators, acclaimed character actor John Goodman will now lend his voice to an Autobot called ‘Hound’ in the new Transformers movie.
Goodman, whose deep tones also famously graced Pixar hits Monsters Inc and Monsters University, will be joined by revered Japanese star Ken Watanabe – who plays ‘Drift’.
Director Michael Bay said:
“I am pleased to welcome two gifted and versatile actors to the world of Transformers.
“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.”
Peter Cullen returns as the voice of Optimus Prime.
The fourth Transformers movie takes place in a world where Optimus Prime and co are apparently no longer welcome as protectors.
Mark Wahlberg replaces Shia Labeouf as the main protagonist in this new installment, with his blue collar Texan farmer landing more than he bargains for when he brings a battered old rusty truck back to his home.
Previews have showcased a typical Michael Bay explosion of OTT action and bombast – complete with invading spaceships and a colossal dragon-like dinobot.
Bay’s first three Transformers films were widely-panned by critics, but notched up a whopping combined total of $2.7 billion at the box office.
Transformers: Age Of Extinction will hit UK cinemas on July 10.