Legendary voice actors Peter Cullen and Frank Welker spoke during Fan Expo 2019 to comment on the future of the Transformers Live Action Movie Franchise.
With regards to the soft reboot of Transformers: Bumblebee, Mr. Cullen stated “I’m really happy they’re going back to Generation 1 and that sense of feeling”.
“This is our family. Generation Oners.” said Mr. Welker “We all have such great, fond memories of that and we’re like a family. I think the more that’s expressed to the powers-that-be at Paramount Pictures and Hasbro, the more they understand Generation 1 is the heart and soul of their industry will they become convinced that going back to the roots would be the answer for the continued success.”
But the biggest surprise came when they elaborated on a rumor they have heard.
“Another thing too that, along the same lines we’re talking about, we’re hoping – we’ve heard rumors but you never know – would be to have the G1 characters and voices from the originals because a lot of us are still around and can do those voices. We’re hoping that maybe Hasbro or Paramount would put out a full-length feature animated version so you’d see that whole beautiful family. That’s the hope so let them know if that’s interesting to you, but really the franchise will continue on but in what shape we don’t know.”
You can read more info from the panel and listen to a recording of the same, via FlickeringMyth.