John Goodman And Ken Watanabe join Transformers: Age Of Extinction

Transformers: Age Of Extinction will be exploding our minds in cinemas in a couple of months, but that doesn't mean there isn't still time for exciting casting news.

John Goodman and Ken Watanabe have joined Michael Bay's army of metal men - they'll step into the sound-booth to record vocals for two key Autobots.

Goodman will play Autobot Hound, Watanabe will play Drift.

“I am pleased to welcome two gifted and versatile actors, John Goodman and Ken Watanabe, to the world of Transformers,” said Bay. “And to reteam with Peter Cullen and Frank Welker, 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.”

You can read more about Age Of Extinction in the latest issue of Total Film magazine - 220 - which is on sale today. We visited the set in Chicago and everything.

And just in case you need reminding of how ace John Goodman is, check out his Career In Four minutes , right here:

Transformers: Age Of Extinction is in cinemas 10 July.

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