TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT Reveals Our First Official Look At Hot Rod

TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT Reveals Our First Official Look At Hot Rod

TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT Reveals Our First Official Look At Hot Rod

Thanks to Entertainment Weekly's extensive summer movie preview, we've just received our first look at the fan favorite Hot Rod in Michael Bay's Transformers: The Last Knight! Come take a look!

While it's been known since August that Hot Rod would make his live-action debut in Transformers: The Last Knight, the first pair of trailers have opted to keep him hidden as they kept the focus on Optimus Prime and his shifting allegiances. 

Well, now, thanks to Entertainment Weekly's summer movie preview, we have our first photo of the live-action Hot Rod and also have a few details on his backstory, including why he's been laying low for the past four films. 

According to EW, Hot Rod is an ally of astronomer Sir Edmund Burton, played by Academy Award-winner Anthony Hopkins, and under his direction has been secretly serving as the protector of Laura Haddock's Viviane Wembly, while disguised as her father's 1963 Citroën DS, for the better part of her life. “It’s a rickety old thing, but she can’t part with it because she adores it," Haddock explains. "This car has actually been put there to watch her and feedback information to Anthony Hopkins’ 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.

He'll take on the form of a 2017 Lamborghini Centenario LP770-4 later in the film.

There's no one attached to voice the character just yet, but the producers are reportedly looking at international stars, so Golden Globe nominee Judd Nelson, who voiced Hot Rod & Rodimus Prime in the 1986 movie, can probably be ruled out of the running.

Check out the photo, which depicts Haddock's initial reaction to meeting her friend-in-disguise, below:

Transformers: The Last Knight is the upcoming fifth film in the live-action film series, currently expected to be released June 23, 2017. The film will serve as a sequel to Transformers: Age of Extinction, and once again be directed by Michael Bay. As with the previous films, it will be a Paramount Pictures production.

Transformers: The Last Knight features:
Director: Michael Bay
Peter Cullen voices Optimus Prime
Mark Wahlberg as Cade Yeager
Isabela Moner as Izabella
Josh Duhamel as William Lennox
Tyrese Gibson as Robert Epps
John Turturro as Seymour Simmons
Stanley Tucci as Joshua Joyce
Anthony Hopkins as Sir Edmund Burton
Laura Haddock as Vivian Wembley
Jerrod Carmichael in an undisclosed role
Mitch Pileggi in an undisclosed role
Santiago Cabrera in an undisclosed role
Liam Garrigan as King Arthur
John DiMaggio voices Crosshairs
John Goodman voices Hound

Transformers: The Last Knight invades theaters June 23
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