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While it might be far more exciting if Andy Samberg’s Hot Rod character was being brought into the Transformers franchise, we’ll have to settle for the recent reveal that the classic Autobot Hot Rod will return to the big screen in Transformers: The Last Knight.
Michael Bay revealed the latest addition to the Autobots roster overnight last night on Twitter, but rather than just showing off another vehicle that will turn into a robot in post-production, he actually showed the Autobot form of Hot Rod instead. Check out the Transformers The Last Knight Hot Rod design after the jump.
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Here’s the artwork that Michael Bay posted to Twitter:
The reason Michael Bay probably didn’t just use an image of Hot Rod’s vehicle form to introduce him is probably because it appears that he’s a new Camaro just like the new design of Bumblebee that we saw not too long ago. As you can see on Hot Rod’s chest, the grill and headlights resemble that of the new Camaro. And since the image also describes Hot Rod as Bumblebee’s “Brother-in-Arms,” it would make sense if they had the same vehicle form.
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The personality description lines up with how the character was portrayed in Transformers: The Movie, the animated feature from 1986. In that movie, he as voiced by Judd Nelson, though there’s no indication as to who will voice Hot Rod or any of the new Autobots in The Last Knight just yet.
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