'Star Trek' legend Leonard Nimoy adding voice to new 'Transformers' film
Actor will be voice of Sentinal Prime in Michael Bay's 'Dark Side of the Moon'
Mr. Spock, meet Sentinel Prime.
Leonard Nimoy is joining Paramount's "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" as the voice of Optimus Prime's predecessor, Sentinel Prime, reports Entertainment Weekly.
The character is glimpsed in the film's trailer, slumbering on the moon as Apollo 11 astronauts explore the alien wreckage. In the film, Sentinel will transform into a fire engine to do battle with the evil Decepticons.
- Check out everything there is including photos, reviews, videos.
"Star Trek" legend Nimoy was also the voice of Galvatron in 1986's animated "Transformers: The Movie," which also featured the voices of Orson Welles, Eric Idle, Robert Stack and, um, Judd Nelson. He made a cameo appearance, reprising his iconic role as Spock, in J.J. Abram's 2009 "Star Trek" reboot.
"Transformers" director Michael Bay ("Bad Boys," "Pearl Harbor") told EW he had wanted to cast Nimoy, but "was too scared to ask him." "Plus," he continued, "he’s married to Susan Bay, who’s a cousin of mine. So I had to be careful. I’ve met him at family functions. But he told me, 'I would be honored. I’m glad to be back!'"
"Transformers: Dark of the Moon" opens in 3D on July 1.
News From Our Partners
- The Telefile - The Most Heinous Person on Reality TV This Week The Telefile - Modern Family: The Best Lines of the Night The Telefile - Fall TV 2013: What's On When
- Critics Consensus: Star Trek Into Darkness is Certified Fresh Red Carpet Roundup: Star Trek Into Darkness Edition Video Interviews with Katie Aselton & Lake Bell of Black Rock
- Christopher Nolan for James Bond Movie? Director Allegedly Courted to Direct Edward Furlong, 'Terminator 2' Star, Arrested Again Cannes 2013: $1M in Jewelry Stolen at Film Festival
- Demi Lovato vs. Perrie Edwards – PopCrush Prom Queen of 2013, Round 3 Justin Bieber vs. Austin Mahone – PopCrush Prom King of 2013, Round 3 Demi Lovato Sings Selena Gomez's Praises [Video]
- Watch This: With Beavis And Butt-head Do America, Mike Judge skewered the idiocy of cinematic adventures Hear This: Destroy This Place shows how press releases can get it right Cannes Film Festival: Cannes 2013, Day Two: Iranian director Asghar Farhadi chases A Separation with another stunning drama
- 'Frances Ha' Review 'Star Wars: Episode 7′ — The Real Reason J.J. Abrams Left 'Star Trek' Sega Game Gear Classics Headed to Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console
- How Far Will 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Boldly Go At Box Office? 'Star Trek Into Darkness': The Secret Behind The Mystery Villain 'Pacific Rim' Trailer Surfaces: Watch Now!
- YESSSSSSS... Who Won 'American Idol' 2013? The Ultimate Office Blooper Reel