Ken Watanabe has signed on to pay Detective Yoshida, a character created specifically for the movie, in Legendary's Detective Pikachu.
Peter Cullen reprises his voice role as Optimus Prime, with Frank Welker voicing Galvatron in Michael Bay's action sequel.
Director Gareth Edwards begins shooting this anticipated remake in Vancouver with cast members Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, and Bryan Cranston.
Sang-il Lee will direct this Japanese version of the iconic Oscar-winning Western now set on the island of Hokkaido.
The Japanese actor has been offered the Colonel role, which Warner Bros. originally offered to Gary Oldman.