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Will the lead role in Transformers 4 be played by a woman?

10.17.2012

TRANSFORMERS has not exactly been the bastion of quality acting, but it has not been short on attractive actresses. Megan Fox, before her face turned to rubber, brought an amazing sexiness to the first two films in the franchise, despite it disappearing any time she spoke. For the third film, Michael Bay brought in Victoria's Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley who has a nice body but is not an actress.

But it looks like with the supposed reinvention of the series in the upcoming TRANSFORMERS 4, producers are looking to flip the dynamic at the front of the cast. There is a casting notice floating around with the following description: The new female lead that they are looking for is a high school senior and her boyfriend a Texas racing driver.

Now it says female lead, so it could just be phrasing and this whole article could be based on semantics, but it sounds like they are looking for the Sam Witwicky character to be replaced by an actress and her boyfriend would be the piece of arm candy.

This strikes me as a cheap attempt to try and make the series look fresh. Unless they cast a strong lead actress in the role, this could just be another crappy explosion filled blockbuster. Can Emma Stone be in too many franchises? I think not.

TRANSFORMERS 4 opens June 27, 2014.

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Extra Tidbit: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley does nothing for me. She just looks too severe.
Source: SlashFilm

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9:51AM on 10/18/2012

hey!!!

Shia was great, Peter Cullen was great. Part 1 was awesome (thanks Spielberg). Oh yeah, Bay can film an action sequence. all that sucked was the script, but so many successful movies have awful scripts. Regarding a female lead, doesn't matter really it's about giant fucking robots!
Shia was great, Peter Cullen was great. Part 1 was awesome (thanks Spielberg). Oh yeah, Bay can film an action sequence. all that sucked was the script, but so many successful movies have awful scripts. Regarding a female lead, doesn't matter really it's about giant fucking robots!
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5:47AM on 10/18/2012
@extratidbit, same here and just like Megan Fox, if she was left out of the movie it wouldn't make much difference to the plot.
@extratidbit, same here and just like Megan Fox, if she was left out of the movie it wouldn't make much difference to the plot.
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11:10PM on 10/17/2012
Transformers what?
Transformers what?
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10:57PM on 10/17/2012

Oh no a woman in the lead role! That will ruin TF4 :-P

Please, the annoucement of "Transformers 4" is disastrous enough. Could care less if a woman stars in the film, cause at this point every actor/actress in these films has been dreadful. A woman in the lead role means we get to see another super hottie model that Michael Bay probably fucked after doing blow off her chest one night in Miami, aka auditions.
Please, the annoucement of "Transformers 4" is disastrous enough. Could care less if a woman stars in the film, cause at this point every actor/actress in these films has been dreadful. A woman in the lead role means we get to see another super hottie model that Michael Bay probably fucked after doing blow off her chest one night in Miami, aka auditions.
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5:42AM on 10/18/2012
lol!
lol!
9:13PM on 10/17/2012
I hope not, because Michael Bay is a hopeless misogynist who won't know what to do with a female character who functions as anything more than a lust object. I would love to see the main role be a female soldier, or a team of soldiers including one or two women. It was speculated a while back that Jason Statham would be taking the lead role, as a military character.
I hope not, because Michael Bay is a hopeless misogynist who won't know what to do with a female character who functions as anything more than a lust object. I would love to see the main role be a female soldier, or a team of soldiers including one or two women. It was speculated a while back that Jason Statham would be taking the lead role, as a military character.
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8:39PM on 10/17/2012
First, Michael Bay is terrible when it comes to directing women. And on top of that they're gonna take it back to high school? Which is really just an excuse to get some young hottie who's easy on the eyes but still not afraid to flaunt her sexiness. For the record I don't have a problem with that in and of itself. It is Hollywood after all. But I do kind of wish Michael Bay would do something to surprised me once in a while.

Oh well, I'm still excited for Pain and Gain. Any movie where they
First, Michael Bay is terrible when it comes to directing women. And on top of that they're gonna take it back to high school? Which is really just an excuse to get some young hottie who's easy on the eyes but still not afraid to flaunt her sexiness. For the record I don't have a problem with that in and of itself. It is Hollywood after all. But I do kind of wish Michael Bay would do something to surprised me once in a while.

Oh well, I'm still excited for Pain and Gain. Any movie where they barbecue a human hand is worth taking note of.

And Emma Stone, aside from aging out of the high school realm, deserves much better than being Bay's eye candy.
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8:35PM on 10/17/2012

A bit harsh on Megan

Face turned into rubber? That's quite rude.
Face turned into rubber? That's quite rude.
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7:24PM on 10/17/2012
Wait, that sounds like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham! It's Transformer vs. The Transporter.
Wait, that sounds like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham! It's Transformer vs. The Transporter.
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7:02PM on 10/17/2012
Maybe Emma Stone cannot be in too many franchise but she's too good to be in a Michael Bay movie. No actress can look good in those. Scarlett Johansson looked way better playing for Whedon than for Bay.
Maybe Emma Stone cannot be in too many franchise but she's too good to be in a Michael Bay movie. No actress can look good in those. Scarlett Johansson looked way better playing for Whedon than for Bay.
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6:43PM on 10/17/2012

Studios never learn...

If you want to make the series fresh, how about making the Transformers the lead roles. That's probably the only thing that would get me interested in this movie.
If you want to make the series fresh, how about making the Transformers the lead roles. That's probably the only thing that would get me interested in this movie.
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6:05PM on 10/17/2012

I'd be down for a female lead

this series has it's haters (who will likely come into this article and comment anyway) but I really enjoy it, at least the first and third flicks and am down for a re-shuffling of the deck. I was hoping they'd have an older male lead ( cough Jason Statham cough ) but if they're actually going to change it up and have a girl lead the show then all the power to them, that'd be pretty cool especially if they get someone who can carry it. Not so down on the Texas race car driving boyfriend
this series has it's haters (who will likely come into this article and comment anyway) but I really enjoy it, at least the first and third flicks and am down for a re-shuffling of the deck. I was hoping they'd have an older male lead ( cough Jason Statham cough ) but if they're actually going to change it up and have a girl lead the show then all the power to them, that'd be pretty cool especially if they get someone who can carry it. Not so down on the Texas race car driving boyfriend though...
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