Classic Autobot Hot Rod to appear in Transformers: The Last Knight
Paramount Pictures has confirmed another cast member for the upcoming Transformers: The Last Knight with the addition of the classic Autobot Hot Rod to the ever-growing list of robots in disguise. You can check out a first look at the film version of the character in the gallery below!
The Transformers: The Last Knight cast is confirmed to include the return of Transformers: Age of Extinction star Mark Wahlberg as Cade Yeager, Josh Duhamel as Lieutenant Colonel Lennox, Tyrese Gibson as Robert Epps, as well as a new role for Isabela Moner (100 Things to Do Before High School, Growing Up Fisher) as the film’s female lead, Izabella. Jerrod Carmichael, Laura Haddock and Santiago Cabrera also have roles, with Sir Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs, Thor) playing an unspecified role.
A few of the titular robots in disguise have also been confirmed to return, including Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Drift, and newcomer Sqweeks for the Autobots, with Megatron, Barricade, and Onslaught for the Decepticons.
Michael Bay returns to the director’s chair for the film, which is written by Iron Man scribes Art Marcum & Matt Holloway and Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down). Ian Bryce, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Don Murphy and Tom DeSanto will produce the sequel.
Transformers: The Last Knight will debut in theaters on June 23, 2017. Plans for the franchise already include a Bumblebee spin-off film to be released June 8, 2018 and the sixth Transformers movie set to debut June 28, 2019.