Here's a news story that has NOTHING to do with Arnold so why am I about to share with you this Transformers exclusive interview with Titus Welliver? Well, for one I'm a big fan of the Transformers cartoon series and had nearly a hundred Hasbro Generation 1-3 toys. Second, Welliver is a big Arnold fan who insisted on attending the red carpet premiere of Sabotage! Before I asked Titus about his three favorite Arnold movies while on the red carpet, I wanted to hear about his upcoming June 27th film, Transformers: Age of Extinction. Titus Welliver plays Savoy, the lead human villain in the 4th Transformers film by Michael Bay.
TheArnoldFans: What can you tell me about your role in the upcoming Transformers?
Titus Welliver: I basically play the shark, like the shark of JAWS. I play this (Navy) Seal who has been tasked with eradicating the world of Transformers. Since the battle in Chicago in the previous film, they've now become outlawed so i'm in charge of a group of guys who are doing that.
TheArnoldFans: Were you familiar at all with the Transformers universe when you cam on the project?
Titus Welliver: Very much so. I have three children and they were actually my encyclopedia for that. I watched all the films but any questions that I had, I just talked to my 14 year old, and my 12 and 8 year old.
TheArnoldFans: Do your kids have the toys too?
Titus Welliver: Yeah, they have the toys. Michael Bay had a conversation with my 12 year old and then Michael came back to me afterwards and he said, 'I just had a conversation with your son and he might know a little bit more about these films than I do, and I made them." So I had a great source with m kids.
TheArnoldFans: What are your top three Arnold movies?
Titus Welliver: Predator, Terminator 1 and Terminator 2.
So there you have it, a story that has practically nothing to do with Arnold's universe! But hey, it's an exclusive and Titus was super cool. He probably would have joined me with a chorus of Stan Bush's "You've Got the Touch" also but I could tell he was anxious to get inside to see Arnold's SABOTAGE! There, I tied it back into some Arnold news for you!