Josh Duhamel Says None of Original 'Transformers' Cast Are Returning for 'Transformers 4'

Josh Duhamel Says None of Original 'Transformers' Cast Are Returning for 'Transformers 4'

Feb 16, 2012

So far all we know about Transformers 4 is that Michael Bay will again direct the sequel, which will hit theaters on June 29, 2014. Apart from that, the script isn't written yet, but we've been told it will feature new characters and a whole new story, with the possibility of some of the original cast joining in on the fun too. Well, according to Josh Duhamel, that possibility doesn't really seem like a possibility anymore as he told E! that none of those original actors will be returning. "I don't think anybody's doing it," he said. "I know Shia [LaBoeuf]'s not doing it. I don't think Tyrese or Rosie [Huntington-Whiteley] or anybody else is doing it."

Naturally, Duhamel isn't surprised Paramount is moving ahead with a sequel considering the first three installments made a whole ton of cash. "Whenever these movies make that much money they're going to make as many as they can," he said. "[But] I haven't heard anything about it. They haven't called me."

Like we've said previously, the human component in these Transformers movies isn't really important. The studio has enough pocket change to snag a few young, up-and-coming names, as well as paint the background with more familiar talent. The real stars here are the robots, which don't need convincing or contracts. They already have a director who knows how to deliver a Transformers movie that will be successful, and so everything else now is just the extra gravy on top.

Does it matter to you who stars in the next Transformers movie? Does Shia LaBeouf's presence mean anything to you when it comes to this franchise?

[via E!]

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