2005 Boards Member Olivus Prime had the pleasure to talk to Mark Ryan; the voice of Jetfire and Lockdown and good friend of TFW2005, at the Wings and Wheels motor/air show in UK. The actor kindly answered few questions regarding the Transformers Live Action Movie Franchise and the upcoming Transformers Cinematic Universe.
It is stated that the filming of the next Transformers movies will begin early 2016 and the movies will follow a two-directional approach with one focusing on the Bumblebee/Cade team.
- Jetfire – Apparently he based this performance upon his friend Ray Winstone. When Winstone saw the film, he called Mark and said he owed him a beer.
- Lockdown – Mark talked about the improvisation he’s allowed to do on set, and Lockdown was a case in point of this. Before shooting, Mark was pondering how to approach the character, when he saw a Jaguar advert in his hotel room that acted as inspiration for the voice. Apparently when he then used it in the dock scene when Ratchet is killed, his voice echoed around the docks (sounding like “the voice of God”!) and everyone was in awe. His facial expressions were also a big influence upon the character, especially in the “You think you were born” scene.
- Upcoming sequels – I don’t really follow this much so I don’t know if this is new, but he said filming for TF5 ought to start next year and that the films will follow two directions now, one of which focuses upon Cade and co.
We wish Mr. Ryan all the very best for his career ahead and we look forward to meet him on the next installments of the franchise.