When Transformers: Dark of the Moon hits theatres, Michael Bay's ode to transforming messes of CG pixels and explosions will introduce us to yet another member of the Autobot clan: Sentinel Prime.
Who is he? According to Empire Magazine, which has exclusive pictures of the character, SP will serve as an ass-kicking "big brother and mentor" to Optimus Prime, as the Autobots team-up to unleash ass-kickings upon Megatron, Shockwave and the rest of the Decepti-creeps. (Reference!)
Sentinel Prime will carry a sword that looks similar to Cloud's from Final Fantasy. SP is also the Transformer glimpsed in the film's teaser trailer, the one inside the ship from Cybertron that has crashed on the moon. (Fans had speculated that it might be Alpha Trion.)
Empire also revealed that Dark of the Moon will feature a brand-new Decepticon named (sigh) Dreadbox, whose vehicle form is a Ferrari. Which makes sense, because Bay has a serious crush on that car. (Nic Cage stole one and chased a Humvee with it in The Rock, for example.)
The Bayhem hits theatres, in 3D, July