Michael Bay Confirms New TRANSFORMERS Trilogy, Plus Jack Reynor for TRANSFORMERS 4 as Second Male Lead Opposite Mark Wahlberg

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Who needs press releases and studio announcements when you have Michael Bay?  The Transformers 4 director recently posted confirmation of the hiring of Jack Reynor (What Richard Did) as the second lead opposite Mark Wahlberg.  There was no mention of Reynor’s character details, but previous reports suggest he’ll be the racecar-driving boyfriend of Wahlberg’s daughter.  Bay also commented on the fourth installment of the Transformers franchise, saying it’s not a reboot, but a continuation of the story in a new trilogy.  He also gives a little bit of insight into the plot.  Hit the jump to read Bay’s comments on Reynor and Transformers 4.

jack-reynor-imageHere’s what Bay had to say on his blog:

I just hired a great new actor for Transformers 4 to star against Mark Wahlberg. Jack Reynor, he is an Irish kid that came to America with 30 bucks in his pocket. Pretty ballsy. Seriously who does that? Anyway I spotted him in a great little Irish movie WHAT RICHARD DID. This kid is the real deal.

Transformers 4, is not a reboot. That word has been floating around on the net.

This movie takes place exactly 4 years after the war in Chicago. The story makes a very natural transition, and reason as to why we have a whole new cast. This Transformers will feel very different then the last three. We are embarking on a new trilogy.

Michael

Are we excited for Transformers 4 yet?  I’m not familiar enough with Reynor to say whether he’s a good fit one way or the other.  What I’m really interested in, as I’m sure you are, is what the new generation of Transformers bots are going to look like and if the action sequences continue to be as haphazard and frenetic as the plot.  I think it’s too late at this point to hope for a good adaptation, but maybe we’ll get one that’s a little easier to watch.  Not holding my breath on this one.  What say you?

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  • gcm443

    Another Transformers trilogy? Guess I’ll stop holding my breath for Bad Boys 3

    • mattinacan

      thank god, BB2 was a shit show

  • J.R.

    I have only one word to say about this article:

    S%!T!!

  • Albert

    So he went from saying that he wasn’t going to do any Transformers movies anymore all the way to actually confirming he’s going to direct a new Transformers trilogy?
    Yeah that sounds like Hollywood

  • Anonymous

    These movies suck and so will the new one! Michael Sucks!

  • S. Spielberg

    Michael Bay is one of the worst damn directors ever.
    I swear I am going to bite off someone’s ear if another Transformers comes out.

    7 Transformers movies? OH GOD!!

  • JD

    The biggest surprise here is that Michael Bay saw What Richard Did. I’m from Ireland & while I saw it, not many other Irish People saw it. Anyway Jack Reynor was good in it. Spent a lot of time looking out the window staring at nothing which will help for this film

  • JD

    The biggest surprise here is that Michael Bay saw What Richard Did. I’m from Ireland & while I saw it, not many other Irish People saw it. Anyway Jack Reynor was good in it. Spent a lot of time looking out the window staring at nothing which will help for this film

  • JD

    The biggest surprise here is that Michael Bay saw What Richard Did. I’m from Ireland & while I saw it, not many other Irish People saw it. Anyway Jack Reynor was good in it. Spent a lot of time looking out the window staring at nothing which will help for this film

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  • Judas

    They’re trying to make more billions for the next trilogy. Greedy.

  • The Dude

    The reason they keep making these dreadful things is because brain dead zombies come out in herds to go see them. Put an end to this madness and DO NOT SEE THESE IN THEATERS!

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