12-inch Megatron Figure + Hugo Weaving on Transformers

We’ve put up a pre-order for the newest Transformers figure over at CmdStore.com. Based on the second Transformers movie, this 12-inch figure is Shadow Command Megatron, which I am told is his new look as he returns from the “dead” to retake his place as Decepticon leader. Maybe. See, I didn’t actually watch the second movie. I heard it was awful, but it made a ridiculous amount of money in 2009 and there must be some reason for that (Megan Fox? Explosions? Something…). Normally I might feel bad now being up on this, but it seems that I’m not the only one. The voice of Megatron, Hugo Weaving (V for Vendetta, The Wolfman, The Lord of the Rings, The Matrix) doesn’t appear to have caught it either.

Here’s a snippet of an interview from SuperheroHype

Hugo Weaving (“The Lord of the Rings” and “Matrix” trilogies), who has voiced Megatron in both Transformers and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, revealed to The Age that he doesn’t know much about the movies:

As the voice of Megatron, one imagines how into the series Weaving is, but just how deeply immersed he is becomes clear when discussing the next installment.

“Oh no,” he barks with a laugh. “They’re not making Transformers III, are they?” Given that Transformers II made $800 million, they’re probably going to have to.

“[Director] Michael Bay talks to me on the phone. I’ve never met him. We were doing the voice for the second one and I still hadn’t seen the first one. I still didn’t really know who the characters were and I didn’t know what anything was. It’s a voice job, for sure, and people assume I’ve spent my life working on it, but I really know so little about it.”

Hey, at least he was honest! Transformers 3 is scheduled for a July 1, 2011 release.