Transformers 2's Soundwave May Sound Familiar

Peter Cullen may not be the only 1980s Transformers cartoon veteran to arrive on the big screen, if a message board post from Revenge of the Fallen's Michael Bay is anything to go by.

Responding to an interview with Frank Welker - the voice of Megatron and Soundwave in the original cartoon, amongst others - Bay wrote

I think I'm going to pursue Frank on Soundwave.

Sudden stunningly-last-minute decision or well-orchestrated reveal to drive the fanboy faithful wild? Who knows, but at least the Michael Bay forum regulars got excited at the news:

Michael is the shiznit!! ask yourself this.. have u been BAYporized?

An Interview with Welker, and One Last Plea to Michael [Shoot For The Edit]