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Nimoy Primed for TRANSFORMERS 3

Michael Bay finally hires Leonard Nimoy for third Transformers.

By Jarrod Sarafin     March 31, 2011
Source: Entertainment Weekly

Michael Bay must have finally got over his fear of asking Leonard Nimoy to voice a role in his Transformers franchise. Three years after admitting to the public that he was too afraid to ask the veteran star to play a character in his second installment, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Entertainment Weekly reports he finally summoned up the nerve and a deal has been made.

Mr. Spock himself, Leonard Nimoy, has joined the film as the voice of Sentinel Prime, the predecessor of Optimus Prime whose wrecked body is seen in the teaser trailer, found crash-landed on the moon by the Apollo 11 astronauts in 1969. Later, after being brought to earth, he takes the disguise form of a fire engine in the movie’s massive, climactic battle through Chicago.

Nimoy, no novice to Transformers mythology after voicing Galvatron in the 1986 movie, will join his fellow stars Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Kevin Dunn, Julie White, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, John Turturro, Patrick Dempsey, Alan Tudyk, Ken Jeong and Kevin Dunn. Bay was once again behind the camera based on a screenplay by Ehren Kruger.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon will invade 3D/2D/IMAX theaters July 1, 2011.

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Shasta 4/1/2011 12:04:49 AM

 I thought Nimoy retired from acting, thats why he left Fringe (great show IMO) Nice to see he is still doing voice work! Now get Eric Idle and Judd Nelson and we are good! You got the TOUCH, You got the POOOWERR!

SarcasticCaveman 4/1/2011 1:08:27 AM

 It's awesome and awful that they got him out of retirement for this.  Awesome because he IS and will always be Galvatron.  Awful because he came out of retirement for a MICHAEL BAY film.  Ugh.  Mr. Nimoy, I had more respect for you doing voice over work for the Land Of The Lost movie.

madmanic999 4/1/2011 2:16:06 AM

Not looking forward to this one at all... nice addition with Nimoy however... I was hoping he was going to be a badguy though... he kicked ass as Galvatron.

Johnnyathm1 4/1/2011 2:20:36 AM

I think I found the one and only reason to see this movie...thank you Mr. Nimoy (=

death4sale 4/1/2011 2:38:05 AM

It's not surprising that he got Nimoy in one of the films. They are related through marriage afterall. Nimoy is his cousin-in-law. Glad to hear he's coming back, would've loved to see him as William Bell again but Anna Torv filled in rather nicely. Still, it's a damn shame he retired from live acting.

elrushbo 4/1/2011 3:28:27 AM

Maybe I'll rent it

Johnnyathm1 4/1/2011 4:13:15 AM

@death4sale  

  In February 2011, he announced his definite plan to return to Fringe and reprise his role as William Bell. That statement hasnt changed...yet. Its in his blood...I think he shall be on one stage or another till the end...as it should be.

Wiseguy 4/1/2011 6:18:28 AM

I find it hilarious that anyone would pay the admission price solely for Nimoy's voice. The cynical me says Johnny wants to see the movie but peer pressure won't allow him to say so hence.......

 

aegrant 4/1/2011 6:32:34 AM

Funny @Shasta

Betenoire 4/1/2011 6:34:25 AM

Heavyweight fighters, football players and actors-answer to the question "Who not to believe when they say they are retiring." Urban legend also has Nimoy doing some of Unicron's lines as it is said Wells died before his role was completly finished. Whether that is true or not... Oh, his "character" changes into a fire truck? Does he mege with Ultra Magnus like in Robots in Disguise as well?

Character is in quotes because after trying to rewatch the first film this week (and having to mute parts that just sucked too much to watch again) the robots don't have characters outside maybe Bumblebee. They are just lifeless charactures at best and empty shells at worst that use classic names in the hope you will assosiate the characters from the 80's toy commercials/cartoon with these new lumps of digital metal. And the second one gave me a headache and I wanted it over with about 10 minutes left.

Yeah, I'm not impressed with the new movies. I'll stick with my Matrix of Leadership cartoon box set, the 86 movie and the soon to be rereleased Beast Wars and the campy Headmasters series that are finally coming to the US over the third installment.

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