Few days ago, we only had a chance to front page little snippets from an otherwise complete article by Entertainment Weekly on their monthly magazine regarding the character of Hot Rod on Transformers: The Last Knight. One image and a portion of an article was only available at that time.
Since then, the entertainment site was kind to post the entire article of this fan-favorite character who will appear on the upcoming movie. With a figure seemingly discovered, let us take a look at the article on EW. This new info will shed a light on how important Hot Rod is on TLK.
“In the image here, Wembly comes face to face with the longtime friend she didn’t even know she had — the Autobot covert agent Hot Rod. She’s freaked out — and not planning to go quietly.
Hot Rod has secretly been serving as her protector in the guise of her father’s 1963 Citroën DS.
“It’s a rickety old thing, but she can’t part with it because she adores it,” Haddock says of the vintage vehicle. “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.”
The revelation also reshapes how she viewed 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.””
The article states that Hot Rod currently has no voice actor attached and that the production team is looking for a foreign voice. However, those who attended the recent fan screening stated that Hot Rod already has a voice. The article may very well be slightly outdated or the team has decided to change the accent and the voice actor (whoever it is).
Check out the hi-res image, after the jump. Please find the complete article at Entertainment Weekly.