It is no secret that I am a huge Transformers nerd and the 80s cartoon is my lifeblood. So when I heard that a great character from that series and also from the best ever Transformers movie ever, would be joining the cast of Transformers The Last Knight I just had to report it. So Hot Rod was in the original Transformers movie as a really cool sports car, until Prime died and the Matrix of Leadership was passed on to Hot Rod (eventually) and he became the far less cool Rodimus Prime and defeated the evil planet Unicron. Sorry for spoilers for a 30-year-old cartoon. Have a look at the somewhat divisive look for Hot Rod in the upcoming movie below and compare it to the original version! Keep it G33k.