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John Goodman, Ken Watanabe to Voice Autobots in ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’

John Goodman and Ken Watanabe are on board to voice new autobots in Paramount’s “Transformers: Age of Extinction.”

Michael Bay is directing the movie with Mark Wahlberg and Jack Reynor starring.

Goodman will play Autobot Hound, Watanabe will play Drift, while Peter Cullen reprises his role as the voice of Optimus Prime and Frank Welker takes on another new character, Galvatron.

Michael Bay announced the news on his blog, saying, “I am pleased to welcome two gifted and versatile actors, John Goodman and Ken Watanabe, to the world of Transformers. 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.”

Pic bows on June 27.

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