I would like to see Hot Rod become Rodimus Prime but not right now. I would like that to be something more built up to rather than something they just drop into the movie because "Hey the 1986 movie did it too!" I like the 1986 film and I loved Hot Rod's characters, but my one complaint about the film was that it just wasn't built up. He was foreshadowed to becoming a Prime yes, but they didn't build him up as a leader. Instead they gave that to Ultra Magnus to throw off our expectations but while that was a good idea it also hurts Hot Rod at the same the time because it shows "Okay we see he was picked as leader but we don't see why he should be leader." That's what I want to see. If they do go with the Rodimus Prime route I want him to show skills and hints that he has the qualities of a leader while retaining his fun-loving and mischievous attitude. Then they could build on those elements more and more until finally he becomes Rodimus Prime and it'll leave people more satisfied because they'll see why he should be leader. It would also help if Optimus steps down rather than being killed off considering "1986."