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Michael Bay announces a rookie actor as Mark Wahlberg's costar for Transformers 4, 5, and 6!

Jan. 8, 2013by: Alex Maidy

Michael Bay made two surprising announcements today. The first is that he has cast a complete unknown opposite Mark Wahlberg in TRANSFORMERS 4. The other being that this new film is part one in a brand new trilogy of alien robot mega-destruction.

Take a minute and digest that because it is a lot to take in. Here is Michael Bay's statement directly from his official website: 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.

Okay, so Bay has faith in the kid. From his IMDb page, Reynor has very little to his credit, the standout being a part on the short-lived Joss Whedon series DOLLHOUSE. Who knows, maybe the kid will surprise us all. But, Bay also goes on to give some plot details on TRANSFORMERS 4:

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.

A new trilogy, eh? Well, Bay certainly has confidence in where these movies are going. But, he also had confidence in REVENGE OF THE FALLEN, which was total garbage. I will admit that DARK OF THE MOON was better than expected, but that is mostly due to the epic Chicago sequence. The 3D was distracting and I was beginning to tire of Shia's nervous twitching. So, we can look forward to a lot more TRANSFORMERS goodness to come.

Anything has to be better than REVENGE OF THE FALLEN, right? Right?

Extra Tidbit: No word on whether this locks Wahlberg in for all three new films or not.
Source: MichaelBay.com

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12:21AM on 01/10/2013
I think they are all ok. There are different things I like and dislike about each movie but the 3rd I dislike the most for the fact it seem like the Transformers hardly fought each other it was the humans fighting the Transformers which was lame. I hope these are better glad there is no more Shia his character was annoying his mom too.
I think they are all ok. There are different things I like and dislike about each movie but the 3rd I dislike the most for the fact it seem like the Transformers hardly fought each other it was the humans fighting the Transformers which was lame. I hope these are better glad there is no more Shia his character was annoying his mom too.
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7:37PM on 01/09/2013
Fuck all the haters, I like these movies & am all for another trilogy. Plus it's Michael Bay what do ya expect dumbfucks, this ain't LOTR fags. NO I ain't some troll either or some Bay lover, just get tired of all the bitching. Plus it''s a movie about alien freaking robots who disguise themselves to fit in the real world. Yep oscar material to me, SMH
Fuck all the haters, I like these movies & am all for another trilogy. Plus it's Michael Bay what do ya expect dumbfucks, this ain't LOTR fags. NO I ain't some troll either or some Bay lover, just get tired of all the bitching. Plus it''s a movie about alien freaking robots who disguise themselves to fit in the real world. Yep oscar material to me, SMH
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6:16PM on 01/09/2013

This is how to make a better Transformer movie......

Take out all the human characters! When I was a kid watching the cartoons, I could care less about the humans. I just want damn transformers in action! No humans to cut jokes. I just want a total Transformers movies. Put them in space or on another planet. Better yet, put them in post apocalyptic earth after humans.
Take out all the human characters! When I was a kid watching the cartoons, I could care less about the humans. I just want damn transformers in action! No humans to cut jokes. I just want a total Transformers movies. Put them in space or on another planet. Better yet, put them in post apocalyptic earth after humans.
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8:32AM on 01/09/2013
I don't like these films and I still go see them. What's with that anyway?
I don't hate Michael Bay, just the mess that's been made of some classic characters.
I don't like these films and I still go see them. What's with that anyway?
I don't hate Michael Bay, just the mess that's been made of some classic characters.
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7:42AM on 01/09/2013

Wow, i didnt want to do a 4th, but now i'll make a trilogy

If its so then please make it one big story revolving around unicron, part 1, humans find out there is a gigantic thing destroying other planets but still far away, the autobots take a spaceship(omega supreme) to find out what is happening, in the meanwhile all the decepticons have left earth(with the dead decepticons also on board) to find cybertron or whats left of it, but they encounter unicron first, they are recruited by unicron to clear the way for him and take out the autobots(and
If its so then please make it one big story revolving around unicron, part 1, humans find out there is a gigantic thing destroying other planets but still far away, the autobots take a spaceship(omega supreme) to find out what is happening, in the meanwhile all the decepticons have left earth(with the dead decepticons also on board) to find cybertron or whats left of it, but they encounter unicron first, they are recruited by unicron to clear the way for him and take out the autobots(and matrix).
Part 2, autobots lost the fight with the decepticons with many casualties and are now recovering, sending an emergency signal for all autobots to come to earth to aid them.
This time they defeat the decepticons and try to convince them to work together to stop unicron from destroying everything and that there will be nothing left for the decepticons to rule over.
Part 3, unicron approaches earth, all hell breaks loose.
Some points:
-give bumblebee a voice
-No, or much less dumb humor(in part one where megatron says: disgusting! and knocks a human away, that was fun)
-More robot interaction and screentime
-No teenage love stuff
-put in the quintessons somewhere
-Let some humans work with the robots like the headmasters
-All original cartoon voices, especially galvatron,unicron and starscream
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2:08PM on 01/09/2013
read the article, where does it say that he'll be making a trilogy? Right now he's is only making the fourth and of course the studio is planning to make it the first of a new trilogy
read the article, where does it say that he'll be making a trilogy? Right now he's is only making the fourth and of course the studio is planning to make it the first of a new trilogy
6:33AM on 01/10/2013
If the studio wants a trilogy, Bay will do it.
If the studio wants a trilogy, Bay will do it.
4:32AM on 01/09/2013
That logo looks sooo incredibly stupid. As if someone designed it in 10 seconds... drunk.
That logo looks sooo incredibly stupid. As if someone designed it in 10 seconds... drunk.
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4:06AM on 01/09/2013

I think I'm the only one....

Who found the whole "Chicago Sequence" totally nauseating and disorienting rather than exciting. I also never thought T3 was much better than T2, although maybe thats because I didn't outright loathed Fallen like everyone else. I mean, I found the Egyptian third act more entertaining than Chicago destruction (I think thats more has to do with historical surroundings than anything else). Offcourse there're horribly unfunny jokes and racial steriotypings and million other things, but the
Who found the whole "Chicago Sequence" totally nauseating and disorienting rather than exciting. I also never thought T3 was much better than T2, although maybe thats because I didn't outright loathed Fallen like everyone else. I mean, I found the Egyptian third act more entertaining than Chicago destruction (I think thats more has to do with historical surroundings than anything else). Offcourse there're horribly unfunny jokes and racial steriotypings and million other things, but the occasional action sequences were positively entertaining (the 3 vs 1 Optimus fight in the middle was plain awesome!), and honestly speaking, I don't expect much more from a Transformers movie. Obviously the first one was way better with a story that actually makes sense and a more cohasively tighter screenplay & fight sequences, but comparing the first two, Prime in the 3rd felt to me like a coldblooded (so to speak) killer rather than an honorable leader, I cared absolutely nothing for him. And as the main lead of a robot movie, thats a big no-no.

What I was trying to say is, I never completely hated Fallen, as well as never thought Moon was much better than that. the whole trilogy had countless problems, but there were several moments of entertainment also. And as i was watching robots on robots action movies, the trilogy gave me more or less what I expected: completely dumb childish entertainment for couple of hours, and thats what I want for the new trilogy too. Well maybe more in line with T1 than the other two. Why take these sooo seriously?
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10:47PM on 01/08/2013
"We are embarking on a new trilogy."
Read: "We are embarking on a cash grab spree".
"We are embarking on a new trilogy."
Read: "We are embarking on a cash grab spree".
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10:14PM on 01/08/2013

For the love of god bay...

FUCKIN. PUT. IN. UNICRON. If you don't I'll be pisseedddddd
FUCKIN. PUT. IN. UNICRON. If you don't I'll be pisseedddddd
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8:00PM on 01/08/2013

Be honest

Nobody cares about the human stars of these films we go to see robots fight robots
Nobody cares about the human stars of these films we go to see robots fight robots
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7:06PM on 01/08/2013
maybe the kid will surprise us? How much ability do you have to have to succeed in a Michael Bay movie? You say a line or two, stand around, repeat the same line or two several more times, move on to the next line or two, run a little, act like you are being chased, etc.
maybe the kid will surprise us? How much ability do you have to have to succeed in a Michael Bay movie? You say a line or two, stand around, repeat the same line or two several more times, move on to the next line or two, run a little, act like you are being chased, etc.
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7:02PM on 01/08/2013

I don't get the hate

Seriously, what more did people expect of the previous Transformer movies? We are talking about movies based on a cheesy old cartoon that was made to sell toy cars that can transform into robots. And that is what the films deliver: cars transforming into robots who beat the shit out of each other plus cheesy plotlines, dialoges and performances.
This hate seems even more biased and solely directed towards Bay when I see the reactions here to the Pacific Rim trailers which look equally stupid.
Seriously, what more did people expect of the previous Transformer movies? We are talking about movies based on a cheesy old cartoon that was made to sell toy cars that can transform into robots. And that is what the films deliver: cars transforming into robots who beat the shit out of each other plus cheesy plotlines, dialoges and performances.
This hate seems even more biased and solely directed towards Bay when I see the reactions here to the Pacific Rim trailers which look equally stupid. Seriously, it has Jet pilots so dumb that they are going into close combat with machine guns. And when that oh so surprisingly doesn't work well humanity builds giant robots to metal fist punch Aliens which are immune to every other conventional military weapon. But hey, it is Del Toro, so lets praise that cheesy one liner filled bunch of crap while we keep shitting on the - dare I say it - more "grounded" Transformers movies just because they are done by Bay. You got to be kidding me.
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8:08PM on 01/08/2013
Maybe because Del Toro doesn't resort to 30+ minutes of padding, sophomoric humor, and other dumb shit.
Maybe because Del Toro doesn't resort to 30+ minutes of padding, sophomoric humor, and other dumb shit.
12:12AM on 01/09/2013
Del Toro is known for fluid, character driven story telling while Bay is known for 'splosions. Which is fine by all means.

I like the Bay-Former movies pretty much how I like McDonalds; it's easy and cheap but I know there isn't anything nutritious about it at all. Bay's films are pretty much perfect on the technical aspects but lack in real storytelling.

Del Toro doing a movie like Pacific Rim is a treat for some of us because we get to see if he can retain his love for true
Del Toro is known for fluid, character driven story telling while Bay is known for 'splosions. Which is fine by all means.

I like the Bay-Former movies pretty much how I like McDonalds; it's easy and cheap but I know there isn't anything nutritious about it at all. Bay's films are pretty much perfect on the technical aspects but lack in real storytelling.

Del Toro doing a movie like Pacific Rim is a treat for some of us because we get to see if he can retain his love for true characterization in a movie of that scope. Maybe it will get lost in the bombast of it all, maybe not, but I can pretty much guarantee it will be fun.
7:41PM on 01/09/2013
Pacific Rim looks like shit to me anyway & Del Toro is extremely overrated.
Pacific Rim looks like shit to me anyway & Del Toro is extremely overrated.
8:59AM on 01/10/2013
That's understandable philalva, he's not everyone's cup of tea
That's understandable philalva, he's not everyone's cup of tea
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6:59PM on 01/08/2013
Sorry but he wasn't on dollhouse! He was in a movie called DOLLHOUSE. No Joss connection
Sorry but he wasn't on dollhouse! He was in a movie called DOLLHOUSE. No Joss connection
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6:55PM on 01/08/2013

I'm down

I love the first and third and actually don't hate the second. There is a lot wrong with it, but it has its moments for me. So yeah, I'm down for more especially with Wahlberg in the lead, only thing that bugs me right now is the boyfriend actor they hired, I don't like his look... but, I hope the role of the daughter and the boyfriend are small compared to Wahlberg's more than anything. I had a blast with Dark of the Moon in IMAX 3D, so I'll def be doing the same for this one. The 3D was
I love the first and third and actually don't hate the second. There is a lot wrong with it, but it has its moments for me. So yeah, I'm down for more especially with Wahlberg in the lead, only thing that bugs me right now is the boyfriend actor they hired, I don't like his look... but, I hope the role of the daughter and the boyfriend are small compared to Wahlberg's more than anything. I had a blast with Dark of the Moon in IMAX 3D, so I'll def be doing the same for this one. The 3D was fantastic in DOTM I thought.
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6:54PM on 01/08/2013
Why in fuck's sake is it going to be another trilogy? And will it be an actual trilogy with one big story, or just three standalone movies with the same cast like the previous trilogy.
Why in fuck's sake is it going to be another trilogy? And will it be an actual trilogy with one big story, or just three standalone movies with the same cast like the previous trilogy.
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6:32PM on 01/08/2013

wait????

So does that mean they will be a gay couple? You know like, they're replacing LeBouf and Fox right?
So does that mean they will be a gay couple? You know like, they're replacing LeBouf and Fox right?
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12:18AM on 01/09/2013
Sounds sexy
Sounds sexy
6:31PM on 01/08/2013
I can only hope that this new kid will be better than Shia LaBeouf.
I can only hope that this new kid will be better than Shia LaBeouf.
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6:18PM on 01/08/2013
I've never wanted a movie franchise to die out more yet they keep making these things and people keep watching them.
I've never wanted a movie franchise to die out more yet they keep making these things and people keep watching them.
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