It has only been a few days since director Michael Bay and Paramount Studios officially announced that there will be a Transformers 4 film and that the director will be the one in charge, so it is probably way too early for any real concrete news about casting yet. But that certainly isn’t stopping people from talking about it though.
The folks at E! Online caught up with franchise co-star Josh Duhamel and asked him about who would be coming back for the franchise’s fourth film and he opined that none of them were.
I don’t think anybody’s doing it. I know Shia [LaBeouf]‘s not doing it. I don’t think Tyrese or Rosie [Huntington-Whiteley] or anybody else is doing it… Whenever these movies make that much money they’re going to make as many as they can. [But] I haven’t heard anything about it.
Well, LaBeouf has been vocal before about not planning on returning for a fourth film, but that was back after the third had just been released. And it wouldn’t really make too much sense for Huntington-Whiteley to return to her role as LaBeouf’s character’s girlfriend if LaBeouf bows out.
But honestly, I think that Duhamel may be jumping the gun with his prognostications as to who will or won’t be back for a fourth film. There hasn’t even been any word as to who may write the project and it is probably fair to assume that there has been little to no discussion as to plotlines or what human characters may be needed for the film.