Jason Statham Eyed for Lead in ‘Transformers 4’!

The franchise is expected to move into darker territory as Shia LeBoeuf and director Michael Bay part ways with this box office juggernaut.
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Jason Statham Eyed for Lead in ‘Transformers 4’!

Jason Statham Eyed for Transformers 4 leadTransformers: Dark of the Moon kicked off an early 4th of July weekend at the box office under a hail storm of bad reviews and shouts that it was making far less money than its predecessor Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. By the time the weekend was over, though, this news had been spun in a more positive direction with the Michael Bay directed sequel breaking various IMAX records. And quite a few red-blooded American audience members claiming an affinity for it despite what the hateful Bay-loathing critics had to say.

Its now considered a mammoth hit, and various Hollywood insiders guarantee a fourth film is in the pipeline. Leading man, Shia LaBeouf, is not coming back, though, with Sam Witwicky's storyline wrapped. And Michael Bay has also said that this is the final chapter in his personal Transformers trilogy. So where does that leave those robots-in-disguise?

Well, according to Tyrese Gibson, it's possible that executive producer Steven Spielberg will sign onto direct the next installment. And if we are to believe the rumblings this afternoon coming out of Hollywood, Jason Statham is being lined up as the franchise's next leading man.

Insiders claim that Jason Statham will be able to take this saga into darker territory, and the fact that he is engaged to franchise newcomer Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is a plus.

"It's clear the franchise still has huge potential but with a new leading man capable of taking Transfomers 4 in a new, darker direction. Jason Statham could be just the man to do that and his relationship with Rosie would be an added bonus in marketing the movie."

Is Jason Statham the right man for the job? Transfomers is first and foremost a kids' movie. How dark does it need to be, and do nine-year-olds really care about the off-screen relationship between Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley? The ones who read People Magazine on the toilet probably do.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon was released June 29th, 2011.

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  • Sebastian-Rivera • 4 years ago

    mejor ke agan la 4 con alfa prime ultra magnus lockdown... hay muchos personajes ke faltan eso me deprime ke los pongan a todos en la 4 y asi estara mejor XDXD

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    • ben-greene • 4 years ago

      We need angry Autobot vs Decepticon sex...lol

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      • Nery-Hernandez • 4 years ago

        OH, NOESSS! If they have a sex scene and pay attention more to the humans then I'm gonna be pissed off. And isn't he to old because last time i remember the humans who were with auto bots were kids or teenagers. don't exactly remember. They need to focus more on the Transformers. "ROBOTS". Not the humans. Yea its cool they had humans but the movies isnt about humans or a love story or whatever.

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        • Stephanie-Gail-Adkins • 4 years ago

          I don't care who they have as lead. As long as there is more autobots than humans, who cares. I hate the human only parts of the movies. Just keep the original voices for robots and same robots in it.:)

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          • themoviefanatic • 4 years ago

            @andrew-thompson

            Where did you find that information from ? Or are you just mentioning that as a possibility ?

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            • andrew-thompson • 4 years ago

              they'll have him as Josh Duhamel's father....in the next one..

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              • xgrl1979 • 4 years ago

                I like Jason Statham but I just don't see the point in introducing a new character. They should get rid of the girl and utilize the army characters more.

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                • cody-ellsmore • 4 years ago

                  he could do it!!!!

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                  • Number1Wolverine • 4 years ago

                    @johnnyblazetb82 - HAHAHA The Sock Foley, you bringing it back. I always liked his other personality Dudelove lol.

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                    • johnnyblazetb82 • 4 years ago

                      @Number1Wolverine hahahah yeah never liked him in WWF either always' preffered the sock over the Rock (Foley) hahahahahaha

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                      • Monkey-iron • 4 years ago

                        He's too serious and he's an adult...I mean all in the transformers franchise there's always an lead character whos a teenager not an adult

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                        • themoviefanatic • 4 years ago

                          @caifa

                          I don't think he would be a good choice to play as new lead actor in Transformers 4.

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                          • caifa • 4 years ago

                            Please leave jason out of this...he's just not a transformers actor

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                            • Number1Wolverine • 4 years ago

                              @johnnyblazetb82 - I can't believe you do not smell what the rock is cooking lol, naw i can dig that you don't like the dude. I grew up watching him on WWF, not WWE (face palm) so I just kick it with dudes when it comes to his movies.

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                              • rojodiablo • 4 years ago

                                I'm fine with Jason taking over, Shia's character was getting old by the third film for me.

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                                • johnnyblazetb82 • 4 years ago

                                  @Number1Wolverine I guess in a way its typecasting. big brawney guys WILL star in action movies. But Arnie has shown range as starring in other genres. As has Statham. I agree in all but one, That egomaniac Johnson, that assshead couldent act his way out of a paperbag. hahahahaha jk

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                                  • frankenfate • 4 years ago

                                    For the record, everyone STOP comparing Batman to Transformers when they're both completely 2 different films. Batman is a superhero film and Transformers is a action film.

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                                    • messenger • 4 years ago

                                      @narrator

                                      I agree with but I'm wondering if they are talking about making dark as in taking out a lot of the comedy. That alone could shift the tone into another level.

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                                      • jayaottley • 4 years ago

                                        I catch the drift of using Stantham as the leading man, but for Transformers 4 he is just wrong, maybe as a army or marine leader, yeah definately can see him there...

                                        But as the main lead in the 4th installment is just a no, i just guess in my honest opinion, Transformers needs that sci-fi nerdy but cool main character, like Shia.

                                        I'd like to see either Jesse Eisenberg, Michael Cera or Andrew Garfield helm the franchise as lead...Bets on Eisenberg because he can play a darker/badass role better than Cera

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                                        • themoviefanatic • 4 years ago

                                          @renodc

                                          I coudln't agree with you more on that. Good point you've made there.

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