As Paramount gears up for filming Transformers 4 in May, more casting and news on the project is coming in. We know the movie is set four years after the events of Dark of the Moon and will feature a new cast of characters led by Mark Wahlberg to fight Megatron for the zillionth time, and UTF leaked the an apparent draft of the script a few weeks back, although Michael Bay denied it’s legitimacy.
Now, the director has confirmed via his official site that little-known Irish actor Jack Reynor has signed up to play the second male lead in the sequel, opposite Marky Mark and the female lead, who has not yet been cast. Additionally, Bay also confirms that the movie will be the start of a brand new trilogy (um, yay?). Read what he has to say below:
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.
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.
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SOURCE: Michael Bay