Michael Bay has unveiled the first image of Hot Rod in Transformers: The Last Knight. Little is known about the plot of the fifth Transformers movie, but could this image be a signal as to Optimus Prime's final fate in the film?
The image describes Hot Rod as "brash and arrogant," and as "Bumblebee's brother-in-arms."
In the landmark animated Transformers: The Movie, Optimus Prime is killed in battle, and Hot Rod seizes the Matrix of Leadership to become Rodimus Prime. Could a similar fate be in store in Transformers: The Last Knight?
Transformers: The Last Knight is scheduled to hit theaters June 23, 2017.