New Photo and Details For Hot Rod in TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT
A new photo has surfaced featuring the classic character Hot Rod who is making his new big screen debut in Transformers: The Last Knight. The character was originally introduced in the 1986 animated film Transformers: The Movie and he quickly became a fan favorite.
We now have some new details regarding his character in Michael Bay's upcoming film. The photo above shows Hot Rod coming face to face with a character named Viviane Wembly (Laura Haddock), who's an Oxford professor that Anthony Hopkins' character, Sir Edmund Burton, has been searching for.
According to EW, she has a genetic secret that could "destroy (or save) the world." Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura says:
"[The humans] are empowered in a way that is very different than we’ve experienced before and honestly, it’s not easy figuring out how to empower the six foot human versus the 35- or 45-foot robot."
So how does Hot Rod fit into the film? He has been secretly serving Wembly's protector in the guise of her father’s 1963 Citroën DS. When talking about her character, Haddock says:
“It’s a rickety old thing, but she can’t part with it because she adores it. This car has actually been put there to watch her and feedback information to Anthony Hopkins’s character about what she’s up to and her life. So yeah, she gets kind of taken [by surprise] in a really funny, dramatic way by this Hot Rod.”
It's also explained that this revelation reshapes how she views her dad:
"She’s not had a very good relationship with her father, but this is one thing that her father has done that makes her realize that maybe he cared than she thought."
They have yet to cast an actor to provide the voice of Hot Rod, but the original voice was done by Judd Nelson. According to the report, they are looking for an international star to voice the character this time around.
I loved the character Hot Rod when I was a kid and it will be interesting to see how he's handled in Transformers: The Last Knight.