The legendary Peter Cullen recently spoke with Cinema Blend about his time on the “Transformers” film franchise and was asked about comments from director Michael Bay in recent months about the filmmaker’s intention to leave the franchise.
Cullen, who voices Optimus Prime in the four films, says he would certainly miss Bay should the helmer decide to leave:
“I have a great deal of respect for him. He generates a great deal of excitement and energy. He’s really a hands-on director.
My son is a stunt man and worked in Chicago doing a lot of the driving sequences…he said he’s a very, very diligent, hands-on guy. He creates a great deal of energy and puts everybody on their toes. I would certainly miss him. I think he’s brilliant, his mind is unbelievable.
Michael if you’re [reading] this, I certainly hope you are coming back.”
Whether Bay leaves or not, Cullen will likely be sticking with the franchise for the near future. The actor was asked about what he knows about the fifth film:
“It would be very difficult me to express any of the future on Transformers, but certainly the excitement that it’s generated of where it could possibly go is up to anybody to figure out. I don’t have access to any of that information.”
The fourth film in the series, “Transformers: Age Of Extinction,” is scheduled to hit Blu Ray/DVD next Tuesday.