Live Long and Roll Out!
25 years after lending his voice to Galvatron in The Transformers: The Movie, Leonard Nimoy is returning to the Transformers universe, taking on the role of Sentinel Prime in this summer’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon.
It had been rumored that Nimoy was considered for voice roles in the previous two Michael Bay-directed Transformers films, but now it’s official. His previous Transformers involvement was not all that fueled those rumors; Leonard Nimoy just happens to be married to Susan Bay, the director’s cousin.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Michael Bay had been hesitant to ask Nimoy to return to the franchise, because of both his legendary status, and his familial relation. However, Bay himself has since said that the veteran actor is “glad to be back!”
Michael Bay has also addressed how this film will differ from 2009’s critically panned, but box-office friendly sequel, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
The robots have more character in this movie. Much more. You really understand their struggle, on both sides actually.
Many will agree that this film franchise has nowhere to go but up in terms of story and characters, so hopefully, with this being the last in Michael Bay’s planned trilogy, he can find some redemption. Also, since the films have been very profitable, despite what critics say, perhaps Paramount will reboot this series much like Warner Brothers plans to do with Batman after Christopher Nolan’s third film. Gotta keep the money flowing.
Starring Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Patrick Dempsey, Alan Tudyk, and John Turturro, Transformers: Dark of the Moon hits theaters in 2D, 3D, and IMAX on July 1st.