TRANSFORMERS 4 Adds John Goodman and Ken Watanabe

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The two gifted actors, John Goodman and Ken Watanabe have joined the cast of Transformers: Age of Extinction as the voices of two new Autobots called Hound and Drift.

A pair of late-minute additions will join legendary voice actors Peter Cullen and Frank Welker who reprise their roles as the voice of Optimus Prime and Galvatron.

This will be Watanabe’s first time voicing a character, while Goodman having already starred in two Pixar films — Monsters, Inc. and Monsters University.

The human cast of Transformers: Age of Extinction is led by Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Treynor, and Kelsey Grammar, while the rest of the Autobots are rounded out by John DiMaggio as Crosshairs, Mark Ryan as Lockdown, Robert Foxworth as Ratchet and Reno Wilson as Brains.

Hound is an Oshkosh Defense Medium Tactical Vehicle in his car form and Drift is a former Decepticon who switches teams to play for the good guys and who’s sometimes a 2013 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse.

Director Michael Bay issued an official statement 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.”

Transformers 4 arrives in theaters on June 27, 2014.

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