First Look at Sentinel Prime from TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON; Plus New Details on the Story

     February 28, 2011


The latest issue of Empire puts new Transformers: Dark of the Moon Autobot Sentinel Prime on the cover alongside Optimus Prime.  If you weren’t a fan of robot beards from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, that’s too bad.  Sentinal Prime not only has facial hair, he has braided facial hair.  It shows that not only will he whoop some Decepticon ass, but he’ll go listen to your jam band afterwards.

Hit the jump to check out Sentinal Prime along with some other minor spoilers on the upcoming sequel.  Transformers: Dark of the Moon stars Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Josh Duhamel, John Malkovich, Tyrese Gibson, Frances McDormand, and Ken Jeong.  The film opens in 3D on July 1st.

Images and new details via TFW2005.

Empire reports that Sentinal Prime is “a big brother and mentor to Optimus Prime”.  Also, back in March of last year, Bay said that a Ferrari 458 Italia would be in the film as a new Autobot.  However, Empire is now reporting that the Ferrari is a Decepticon by the name of “Dreadbox”.  And speaking of Decepticons, there will be new companions for Starscream and Shockwave.

Okay, it’s about to get a bit spoilery so if you’re someone who comes to see a Transformers movie for the plot, then stop reading now.

There won’t be an army in this film and there will be a major battle in Chicago between the Decepticons and Autobots.  However, some heroes sneak into the city and use gliders to help the Autobots bring the hurt to the Decepticons.

  • Jeff T.

    Damn, I can’t wait to see that movie!

  • Bumblebee

    This makes me *VERY* happy.

  • Yahzee Skellington

    Nothing is cooler than Optimus kicking some Decepticon’s ass!!

  • Steve Rudzinski

    Except maybe Sentinel kicking Decepticon ass.

  • Migz13

    ugh.. the Ferrari is a decepticon? So much for it being rodimus:P Why can’t they add some european cars to their team?
    damn you GMC marketing:P

    • Shart

      HAHA! You gotta be American right? Only an American wouldnt know that ITALY was very much in Europe!!!!

      Ferrarri=Italian car.

      That said, I’m still annoyed that bumble bee was never a Beetle, especially since the Beetle itself had an upgrade since the Herbie model.

      Also why has that robot got a stupid metal mustache and beard?

      • Brian

        Shart: before you insult someone maybe you should actually read thepost. Migz was referring to adding a european car to the autobots, which the ferrari is not.

  • Nakh’ast

    This will be really cool if Optimus doesn’t call him Papa Prime.

  • TexasSinkholeFan226

    I’ve given up on these movies. The old school fans want to see the old school characters, not ones that Bay made up himself. Why isn’t this “Ultra Magnus”, an Autobot character that parallels the role that this stupid thing has. If you’re going to make films where the appeal is a retro license, then your audience doesn’t want a re-imagined version, we just want to see our old friends! Also, the stories in Bay’s Transformers are so pathetic compared to the wealth of epic story lines that older Transformer media has told. I mean where is the Planet-eating Unicron? Quintessons anyone? Transformers should be about threats to the galaxy, not threats to teenagers’ hairdos.

  • Carlos A. (Colombia)

    After Jetfire died in movie 2, wasn’t Optimus the last of the primes???….

    • Labeef

      I dont think JETFIRE was ever a Prime he just talked about meeting one before he died or whatever happens to them when they run out of gas haha.

      But you are right to assume Optimus was the last Prime as they stated. Once “The Fallen” (worst name ever for any character) was defeated Optimus became the last Prime..

      Doesnt seem like they are too concerned with plot points or anything.

    • Sakthi

      Hi my friend just you want to read the transformers comics story there is in wikipedia.

    • Sakthi

      Hi my friend another one clue is there see the first trailer of Transformers:Dark of The Moon the last robot in the moon that is the sentinel prime watch the trailer human only reactivate the machine ok.

  • Alex–

    Another made up stupid robot character that will suck and apparently Optimus Prime looks up to. Not good.

    Then again I’m expecting a spectacular train wreck. Cinema goes should not forget their hip flask, filled with their alcoholic drink of choice.

  • Fuzz123

    Sentinal Prime looks like JohnTravolta-bot – FAIL.

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  • cuteview

    Can’t wait until they reboot this shit with a decent director…Bay blows….

  • STIK

    Wow….maybe the story will involve the Autobots finishing the braiding in his beard as they tell stories! After the 2nd joke of a movie, it wouldn’t surprise me. He’s got frickin’ braids in his beard! Why does a metal robot have a beard? GRRRR! Why did Jet-Fire have a beard and a cane in thew second one? They’re robots!! Please re-boot this franchise the way it should be done. Bay has done to Transformers what Schumacher did to Batman. Wait…yes….lets give Optimus Prime metal nipples!!!

  • Optimus prime

    i can’t wait for that movie yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  • baytlog

    This will be a bad movie! no such thing as dreadbox before, Hot rod would be a better fit for that red italia bay sucks!!! And that einstein like bot should have a more robotic image like wheel jack not, the names are stupid so as the insect heads of the robots from revenge of the fallen. Bay make the robots more descent!!!!!! Now we have sentinel prime who doesn’t even have a large role from the comics neither from the g1 cartoons. They should have put magnus and unicron on this one not some cyclop villain and now megatron looks like a star wars jedi in a coat what else can bay destroy? Now ratchet looks loke a homo hammer with its new colour and why bay just could not show a bot whose flying still in the air while shooting at the enemies below and not charging at them???? Bay is crap!!!!

  • PolarBare

    Epic Failure, the red ferrari is not a decpeticon, its Mirage, and Autobot. Great reporting unverified info!

  • Shockwave

    If you don’t like the Transformers movies then don’t comment on them and don’t go see them!!!! Regardless of what you stupid people think, I can’t wait to go see the new one.