With Transformers: The Last Knight in theaters, all eyes are on Optimus Prime, as trailers show the Autobot leader has turned on his brothers to fight for an unknown foe.
Whether you hate or love the mix of bombastic action and kitschy comedy in Bay's films, there's one thing that most fans can agree on, and that's their love for Optimus Prime. The leader has always represented the best in humankind, despite his more robotic roots, so ComicBook.com thought it was time for a look back through the ages to see which Optimus Prime is truly the best.
Ranking the top ten Optimus Primes draws from every aspect of the Transformers universe. Optimus "Product Placement" Prime rounds out the list, because who knew Pepsi loved the Transformers so much, but the world of video games makes a debut as well thanks to High Moon's wonderful take on the universe.
Remember Cybertron Club Prime? You should, because his design was phenomenal, if not a bit overkill in the weapons department. Cybertron Club Prime debuted in the Transformers: Cybertron comic series, and you can see why he's become a fan favorite. Seriously, Hulkbuster Armor's got nothing on Optimus.
Even Optimus Primal makes an appearance, stemming from the popular Beast Wars animated cartoon from the 1990's. While he is quite popular in the Transformers world, did he manage to overtake Michael Bay's Optimus Prime, and where does Generation 1 fit into the grand scheme of things?
All good questions and you can find out where your favorite ranks by clicking on the video at the top of the article.
You can find the official synopsis for Transformers: The Last Knight below.
Transformers: The Last Knight shatters the core myths of the Transformers franchise, and redefines what it means to be a hero. Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg); Bumblebee; an English Lord (Sir Anthony Hopkins); and an Oxford Professor (Laura Haddock).
There comes a moment in everyone’s life when we are called upon to make a difference. In Transformers: The Last Knight, the hunted will become heroes. Heroes will become villains. Only one world will
Mark Wahlberg and Stanley Tucci will reprise their roles from Transformers: Age of Extinction. Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, and John Turturro reprise their roles for the first three Transformers movies. The film also stars Isabela Moner, Laura Haddock, Anthony Hopkins, Santiago Cabrera, Liam Garrigan, Jerrod Carmichael, and Mitch Pileggi.
Transformers: The Last Knight's voice cast includes Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime, John Goodman as Hound, and John DiMaggio as Crosshairs. Other transformers appearing the film include Bumblebee, Drift, Hot Rod, Cogman, Canopy, Sqweeks, Grimlock, Megatron, Barricade, Onslaught, Hooligan, and Mohawk.
Transformers: The Last Knight is in theaters now.