Mark Hamill is undoubtedly best-known for his role as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars saga, and he recently reprised the role in The Last Jedi. Still, Hamill is quite an accomplished voice actor, with credits ranging from the Joker on Batman: The Animated Series to Dictatious on Netflix's Trollhunters. He also contributed to Transformers: Rescue Bots from 2014-2016. Now, he's voicing a new role in another Transformers animated saga, and he's not the only big-name actor who has signed on. Ron Perlman of Sons of Anarchy will lend his voice as well.
The two powerhouse actors will both voice characters in the third series of the Transformers: Prime Wars Trilogy, although Mark Hamill made his debut as his new character in the finale of the second part of the trilogy, called Transformers: Titans Return. He's voicing a character known as Megatronus the Fallen, who is one of the Thirteen Original Primes. Megatronus was exiled from Cybertron due to his act of killing another of the Thirteen. The act basically meant that he became the very first Decepticon, and the Titans Return finale proved that Megatronus hasn't changed his colors since.
Ron Perlman won't make his Transformers debut until the third part of the trilogy kicks off. Transformers: Power of the Primes will premiere at some point this spring with Perlman as a character by the name of Optimus Primal, according to ComingSoon.net. Also lending their voices to Power of the Primes will be Judd Nelson, Wil Wheaton, and Jaime King.
Interestingly, Transformers: Power of the Primes is not the first project that both Mark Hamill and Ron Perlman have contributed to throughout their careers. In Batman: The Animated Series, Hamill voiced the Joker and Perlman voiced Clayface. Additionally, they both worked on Danny Phantom, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Adventure Time, and Trollhunters.
Now, Mark Hamill and Ron Perlman's contributions to Transformers: Prime Wars Trilogy don't mean that fans of the Transformers film franchise should expect them to cross over into the movies. The film universe and the Prime Wars Trilogy universe are not the same, and so their Prime Wars Trilogy characters are unlikely to appear in the films. It should still be fun to hear their voices out of Transformers when the final leg of the Prime Wars Trilogy debuts later this year. Hopefully we won't have to wait too terribly long.
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Laura turned a lifelong love of television into a valid reason to write and think about TV on a daily basis. She's not a doctor, lawyer, or detective, but watches a lot of them in primetime. Resident of One Chicago, the galaxy far, far away, and Northeast Ohio. Will not time travel, but will sneak references to The X-Files into daily conversation.
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