Rumor: None of the Original Cast Returning for TRANSFORMER 4 [Updated with New Details]

     February 16, 2012


Earlier this week, we reported that Michael Bay would be rebooting his own damn franchise with Transformers 4, an idea so stupid that it’s truly fitting of these movies.  In a recent interview with E! Online, Josh Duhamel says he’s not coming back for the sequel and neither is anyone else:

“I don’t think anybody’s doing it. I know Shia [LaBoeuf]‘s not doing it. I don’t think Tyrese or Rosie [Huntington-Whiteley] or anybody else is doing it.”

Take this with a grain of salt.  Actors are the last to know anything regarding a movie’s production.  LaBeouf previously stated Transformers: Dark of the Moon was his last one, but then again, so did Bay.  Either way, it’s not like the cast makes much of a difference in these movies.  Transformers 4 opens June 29, 2014. [Update: Some new and more reliable rumors have surfaced regarding the film.  Hit the jump for more.]

While Duhamel is talking about casting for a movie that doesn’t even have a script yet, Badass Digest has some more believable news regarding the plans for the sequel.  The movie will be a true sequel and follow the events of Transformers: Dark of the Moon but the “reboot” aspect comes from changing the point-of-view from Sam Witwicky to the Transformers.  That’s not a horrible idea and it’s a worthwhile approach provided they write strong characters.  If you end up writing transformers like Skids and Mudflap, the movie will be unbearable.

Additionally, a source tells BD that the movie will be more like the last hour of Transformers: Dark of the Moon.  That means a lot more action (if that’s even possible, but I’m sure Bay will find a way) and a lot less silly humor.  Since intentional humor hasn’t really been the series’ strong suit (although there were plenty of fun moments in the first movie), I wouldn’t mind cutting back on stuff that doesn’t work.  Stuff that did work: Jon Voight‘s pronunciation of the word “robot”.

Of course, filming is still a ways off so all of this can change, but these non-casting rumors are at least beginning to get me back on board with a new Transformers movie.


“Michael realized it needs to be more like the last hour [of Dark of the Moon],” this source told me. So expect lots of big action, lots of carnage, lots of military badasses, very few silly bits.
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