Although director Michael Bay is set to kick-off a whole new trilogy with Transformers 4, it looks like we might have one cross-over character from the original series. Josh Duhamel, who played military man William Lennox in each of the three previous films, recently spoke with Bay, who was congratulating him on the new addition to his family. Bay also mentioned the opportunity for Duhamel to play the one bit of connective character tissue that would bridge the old and new films by way of a cameo. Hit the jump for more.
In an interview with THR for Scenic Route, Duhamel revealed the following exchange with Transformers 4 director Bay:
“They’re going younger…[Michael] said he wants to put me in it someplace. I don’t know if he was just saying that because he had me on the phone and he felt obligated or what, but you know what? I got to do three of those. It changed my career, it changed my life getting to be a part of something that big, so I’m grateful for even doing the first three of them.”
Bay recently said that the fourth film would take place four years after the events of Transformers: Dark of the Moon, which is why we’re meeting an entirely new cast. That cast includes Mark Wahlberg (Ted) and Jack Reynor (What Richard Did) in a screenplay by Ehren Kruger (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen). Personally, I’d be happy seeing Duhamel have a small part in the new film, but I’ve had more than enough of Bay’s version of Transformers already so perhaps I’m not the best judge.