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Transformers 3 Ferrari 458 - Hot Rod / Rodimus ?

Before anyone jumps down my throat, just who else could this possibly be? Overdrive? I don't think so.

Michael Bay announced on his own website today that the next “cast member” added to Transformers 3 will be the Ferrari 458!! This is some fancy-dancy news.  So let’s get down to it.  Who is this going to be?  I’ll put $5000 on red that this is the new face of Hot Rod / Rodimus in the movie-verse.

Transformers Rodimus Prime head bust

Hate me today!

Rodimus was supposed to be a Ferrari in movie 2 if you believe the original script.  He was meant to be Mikaela’s equivalent to Sam’s Bumblebee and drove her across the country to meet up with Sam somewhere near Las Vegas.

That plot never made it into Transformers Revenge of the Fallen when the setting was switched to Egypt’s pyramid versus the somewhat less regal Luxor hotel in Vegas.  So now my guess is that we will finally see Hot Rod in the movie universe… and where Hot Rod appears, Rodimus Prime is sure to follow. {grooooan!}

Yes, it appears that more and more of what killed Transformers almost 20 years ago is about to rear its ugly head again in the Transformers movieverse.  I definitely love characters like Wreck-Gar, Kup, Magnus, Hot Rod, Galvatron and Unicron, but not as much as I love Optimus Prime, Starscream, and Megatron.

Then again, this is all speculatioon… we might be staying firmly planted on Earth but I think Michael Bay is longing for the stars with the next chapter…

So who else could be the Ferrari? Well some other obvious color-coated choices may be the following:

  • Cliffjumper
  • Overdrive
  • Rapido
  • Sideburn
Transformers 3 ferrari 458 Sunstreaker?

Sideswipe says: Brother?

Some not very likely characters would include the following:

  • Tracks
  • Wheeljack
  • Sunstreaker
  • Hot Shot

You know, if Sideswipe had been, say, RED in the first place, it wouldn’t worry me so much that this RED Ferrari could end up being someone like Wheeljack or Sunstreaker.  Actually, no one ever said this car was going to be RED… no did they?

Whomever is chosen, let’s all admit this is a sweet car and it’s about time we saw some real luxury cars hit the Transformers universe.  This is main stream now baby!