As SCI FI Wire reported last month, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen director Michael Bay went public with the news that he was going after original Transformers voice actor Frank Welker to play the role of Soundwave in his upcoming film.
UGO Movie Blog has gotten the first "official" confirmation of Welker's casting during an exclusive interview with screenwriter Robert Orci:
Jordan Hoffman: Who's voicing Soundwave in Transformers?
Roberto Orci: Welker.
Jordan Hoffman: That's official?
Roberto Orci: I think so.
Jordan Hoffman: Uh oh.
Roberto Orci: Might be something I just told you for the first time, but I think so.
Jordan Hoffman: Good to know.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen stars Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Kevin Dunn, Julie White, John Benjamin Hickey, Ramon Rodriguez, Isabel Lucas and John Turturro. It opens in conventional and IMAX theaters on June 24.