Transformers: The Last Knight has gained yet another Autobot, as director Michael Bay has confirmed Hot Rod will appear in his upcoming film.
Bay shared the news in a post on Twitter, providing a first look at the classic Autobot and saying, “Time to turn up the heat. Meet Hot Rod.”
Hot Rod joins a whole bunch of Autobots who’ve already been confirmed to appear in Transformers: The Last Knight, including Bumblebee, whose Camaro form has a brand-new look, as well as a completely new ally to Optimus and company, the adorable Autobot named Squeaks.
Transformers: The Last Knight opens in theaters on June 23, 2017. The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Isabela Moner, Josh Duhamel and Anthony Hopkins, as well as Tyrese Gibson who’s returning to reprise his role as Sergeant Robert Epps.
For more on Bay’s fifth Transformers film, which will also feature the harrowing return of Decepticon leader Megatron and the debut of Combaticon leader Onslaught, check out Paramount’s flashy new banner for The Last Knight.