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Leonard Nimoy Coming Out of Retirement for 'Transformers 3' Role

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March 31, 2011
Source: EW

Sentinel Prime / Leonard Nimoy

Almost a year ago we learned that the legendary Leonard Nimoy would be retiring from acting for good following his final appearance on Fox's sci-fi series "Fringe." However, it turns out the actor has just landed a role in Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Though he won't be appearing on camera, EW has learned that Nimoy will voice Sentinel Prime, the new Autobot who was unveiled earlier this month and predecessor of Optimus Prime whose wrecked body is seen on the moon in the spectacular teaser trailer. After being brought to Earth, Sentinel Prime takes the form of a fire engine during the insane battle that takes place in Chicago.

Interestingly enough, this isn't Nimoy's first foray into the Transformers universe. Previously he voiced Galvatron in the 1986 animated film Transformers: The Movie. In addition, apparently Michael Bay wanted to ask him to do a voice in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, but didn't know if he could afford to pay the actor enough. Bay says, "I was too scared to ask him. Plus, 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!’”

Hopefully his trademark voiced will be easily recognized when Transformers: Dark of the Moon hits theaters on July 1st this summer. Sound good?

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Reader Feedback - 12 Comments

1

Leonard Nimoy has a great voice for a Transformer. Looking forward to his voice work more than the movie itself.

Phontsolo on Mar 31, 2011

2

So if he's doing this voice for sentinel, does this mean no Unicron?that would suck...

jah p on Mar 31, 2011

3

Orson Wells was Unicron. Nimoy was Galvatron

Haz on Apr 2, 2011

4

A complete waste of his time and talent.

Anonymous on Mar 31, 2011

5

Better than the shitty Star Trek movie

Rashad on Mar 31, 2011

6

Hopefully he will do Smaug in the Hobbit as well,superb actor/voice.

tir na nog on Mar 31, 2011

7

Awesome!! Now, this gets my complete attention! Nimoy is a legend and his voice work will boost this flick's quality. ....and YES, "Star Trek" kicked ass!!! Looking forward to that sequel as well!

Spider on Mar 31, 2011

8

He was great as Galvatron!

Anonymous on Mar 31, 2011

9

It's all very well to cast as many superb actors as you want, but if at the end of the day they are reading from a Michael Bay script that is written in crayon, you can't expect too much from them.

Lebowski on Mar 31, 2011

10

Spock " live long and prosper" seems like he living up to it.

Bettybmusing on Apr 1, 2011

11

Didn't take much to pull him out of retirement if he's willing to do something for Transformers 3.

Lauren Pon on Apr 1, 2011

12

Pushing his acting abilities to the miz-axx talking like a vocoder robot, must really be desperate for cash, maybe his pension isn't that good.

Crapola on Apr 1, 2011

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