Leonard Nimoy’s long-ago declaration that he’s retired from acting turns out to be a giant lie.
The actor, who of course played Galvatron in the 1986 “Transformers” movie, will voice Optimus Prime predecessor Sentinel Prime, who was found on the moon in 1969 and in “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” will turn into a firetruck.
Nimoy’s also expected to defy his own so-called retirement by reprising the role of the late William Bell on Bad Robot’s “Fringe” this season.
Does all this unexpected activity mean Nimoy's open to more acting work? Perhaps reprising Paris in “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol”? Or Mr. Spock in “Star Trek: Horta Vengeance”?
Ehren Kruger, who scripted “Arlington Road” and the American “Ring” movies, takes over scripting duties, but the director is still Michael Bay, so it can still be perfectly horrible. And of course every opportunity Steven Spielberg takes to shove Shia LaBeouf down moviergoer throats is always welcome.
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