More than Meets the Eye, Robots in Disguise
The Transformers aren’t doing so well in theaters at the moment. Michael Bay’s most recent robot outing was the weakest yet. Although they are working on a Bumblebee spin-off movie. Luckily, everyone’s favorite car and robot hybrids also tend to be the stars of animated cartoon series. The most recent of those being the Transformers: Prime Wars web-series. Presented on the streaming service go90.com, Hasbro and Machinima have done a great job of creating a low-budget animated series anyone can enjoy.
The most recent series, Transformers: Titans Return, premieres its final episode today. In it, Mark Hamill debuts as Megatronus. The character was exiled from the Transformers planet of Cybertron after murdering one of the original primes. Essentially, that makes Megatronus the first Decepticon.
Ron Perlman will be joining Hamill in the next series, Transformers: Power of the Prime. That series will debut later this year. Like Hamill, Perlman is voicing one of the original Transformers. His character’s name also happens to resemble one of the more famous transformers: Optimus Primal. Clearly, Perlman and Hamill are playing the Patriarchs to the warring sides of Cybertron. Considering how prolific both actors are, they will surely be great generals to the long-fought robotic civil war.
Hamill is currently killing it in Star Wars, but he’s been an A-list voice actor for years. His performance as The Joker in Batman: The Animated Series has placed him in the highest echelon of voice talent. Add to that performances in Hiyao Miyazaki films, The Regular Show and even The Little Mermaid.
Perlman has also been around the voice-acting block. He’s done voices in the Halo and Fallout games as well as voicing the titular character in the Hellboy video game.
Adding two veterans like these to the voice-cast is always a plus, lending credence and weight to the already exciting web-series.