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Jack Reynor Officially Confirmed for Transformers 4; Second Trilogy of Movies Planned

Posted on 01-08-2013 at 04:09 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie
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Michael Bay has posted an update on his official website, confirming that Jack Reynor (previous credits including "What Richard Did") has been cast for Transformers 4.

This confirms the rumor that surfaced in December last year that Jack Reynor had landed the role.

On the subject of the movie's story, Michael Bay had the following comments to make:

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 of movies is a bold statement (and no doubt dependent on box office profits); however this does confirm the intent for new Transformers movies to carry on being made for a good many years to come.

As always, watch this space for future developments.
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QLRformer
TRANSFORMERS 4 Casts Jack Reynor; New Trilogy Confirmed

"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.

Michael."



New trilogy, old robots. Not sounding too bad, as long as they can rectify the "goofs" from the earlier two films.
MTME
so it is a trilogy and there will be TF5 AND tf6 and Bay will probably direct them (never a good idea to switch direxctors in the middle of a trilogy)
jackgaughan
Why would anyone think a movie with a big "4" in the title would be a reboot?
Pcm979
The same reason we'll have people doubting this is authentic.
Incepticon
Hehe, ohhh Michael, you almost make it sound like you care if your "stars" can actually act or not.
Yggdrasil
Well maybe this time they will plant the trilogy ahead of how they intend the story to go and aw who am I kidding!
Autobot Burnout
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Originally Posted by jackgaughan View Post
Why would anyone think a movie with a big "4" in the title would be a reboot?
In the sad, sad hopes that it's actually a Fantastic 4 reboot.
Haloid1177
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Originally Posted by MTME View Post
so it is a trilogy and there will be TF5 AND tf6 and Bay will probably direct them (never a good idea to switch direxctors in the middle of a trilogy)
Tell that to the Star Wars Original Trilogy with three different directors.

Anyway, let's just get to filming. I need trailers already to confirm I won't see this.
UltraAlanMagnus
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Tell that to the Star Wars Original Trilogy with three different directors.

Anyway, let's just get to filming. I need trailers already to confirm I won't see this.
Filming will start in April.
Sludge
Three more Transformers movies sounds good to me.
SKULLSKREAM
3 new movies instead of 1...hell yeah!! im game.....more toys!!
Bumblethumper
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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.

Michael
They always throw in stuff like this because they know they have to convince a lot of people to give them another chance. Yet again.

If I fall for it this time, it's really my own fault.
transformervic1
The way i see it, this could be good. I can't wait for April.
Hoptimus
Yes please.
Niv3k
ANOTHER triology by Michael Bay?!?
What is wrong with this world?
fallen_revenge
Dont really know much about Jack Reynor, but I see potential in him.
Smashs
I'm happy about this. I enjoyed the Bay movies, even with their flaws.
Krueger
Basically, Michael Bay is going to direct another Transformers trilogy. He pretty much alluded to that right there.
OmegaPrime22
Hopefully this time there wont be a writers strike that screws them over half way through.
Scorpio
"We are embarking on a new trilogy"

CALLED IT!

Also 'we' means that he will likely be included in the entire second trilogy rather than leaving after 4 or 5 as we originally thought.

This feels like 'Prometheus' in terms of whether it will be a reboot... i guess the reason for new cast is that Sam and Carly have got married or left/moved/being killed.

Jack Reynor i've only seen in one film, but he is an 'ok' actor he can make you hate him ('Perks of being a wallflower') however will need to check out more of his acting before i decide whether to pay to see this film...

They are milking this film franchise till it dies... i still predict a minimum of 9 films in the series (6 before it moves onto another director)

Also, timeline time - based on the formula of the last few films;

TF4 - 2014
TF5 - 2016
TF6 - 2018/2019
AutobotJazz1
When Tf4 is shxtty as hell. My friend better give me my money.
Autovolt 127
Jack Reynor's backstory feels remisincent of most Immigrants in the 1900's comming to America.

No clue how he is as an actor but his life story is cool.
Orbital
Really surprised he admitted that they're making another trilogy. I wonder, if the 4th does bad not only in reviews but with box office earnings would they still make a 5th and 6th if it's not as profiting as the previous films.
MV95
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We are embarking on a new trilogy.
Is that a little "hint, hint"?
Predaking EX
More like the first movie and less like the 2 and 3rd please. More of the "classic optimus" that was prevalent in the first movie. Stop using the Decepticons and every Autobot besides bumblebee and Optimus as cannon fodder, and bring back megatron, starcream, shockwave and soundwave please.
Sol Fury
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Originally Posted by Orbital View Post
Really surprised he admitted that they're making another trilogy. I wonder, if the 4th does bad not only in reviews but with box office earnings would they still make a 5th and 6th if it's not as profiting as the previous films.
As I alluded on the frontpage, it's a bold statement, and one that is no doubt subject to box office revenues.

That being said, the last three made lots of money, as long as they keep taking RotF levels of profits, there will probably be more movies.
Omnius
I've no idea how he'll turn out, so I'll reserve judgement until we see the finished product.

However, I will enjoy watching the fandom freak out over:

a) "Human" casting news
b) Michael Bay directing TF5 & 6
c) The inevitable lament that it's not a reboot

Wash, rinse, repeat...
Smashs
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Originally Posted by Orbital View Post
Really surprised he admitted that they're making another trilogy. I wonder, if the 4th does bad not only in reviews but with box office earnings would they still make a 5th and 6th if it's not as profiting as the previous films.
Doubt it, but that's a stretch.
Kaijumaster
Not a reboot? Oh thank god.... Reboot = Beast Wars in my mind, and the thought of Bay touching those characters terrified me.
Omnius
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Not a reboot? Oh thank god.... Reboot = Beast Wars in my mind, and the thought of Bay touching those characters terrified me.
Why would a reboot automatically equate to Beast Wars?
Knightsword
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Originally Posted by MTME View Post
so it is a trilogy and there will be TF5 AND tf6 and Bay will probably direct them (never a good idea to switch direxctors in the middle of a trilogy)
Original Stars Wars trilogy highly benefitted from a switch in directors, so it can work.
transformers32
OMG!!! They are going to bring in Rodimus Prime in one of these movies!!!!!! :|
Scorpio
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Originally Posted by Predaking EX View Post
More like the first movie and less like the 2 and 3rd please. More of the "classic optimus" that was prevalent in the first movie. Stop using the Decepticons and every Autobot besides bumblebee and Optimus as cannon fodder, and bring back megatron, starcream, shockwave and soundwave please.
Personally i feel Optimus will probably go all 'sulky' for number 4 in the way of him being tired of war and that the new male lead will convince him humans are worth saving - then optimus will return to the mass murdering psycho he is in ROTF and DOTM
Sol Fury
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Originally Posted by Omnius View Post
I've no idea how he'll turn out, so I'll reserve judgement until we see the finished product.

However, I will enjoy watching the fandom freak out over:

a) "Human" casting news
b) Michael Bay directing TF5 & 6
c) The inevitable lament that it's not a reboot

Wash, rinse, repeat...
Thing is, Michael Bay never said he'd be directing the other two. Just that there would be a new trilogy. He's gone on record before stating this would be his last one but he'd set things up so the next director could carry it on.

That being said, he's announced each movie would be his last since DotM, yet Hasbro (perhaps rightly) believes he is the right man to coordinate the massive in-your-face battle scenes that are a staple of the franchise. So chances are they'll keep upping his fee to secure him coming back so long as the series remains profitable.
Omnius
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Originally Posted by Sol Fury View Post
Thing is, Michael Bay never said he'd be directing the other two. Just that there would be a new trilogy. He's gone on record before stating this would be his last one but he'd set things up so the next director could carry it on.

That being said, he's announced each movie would be his last since DotM, yet Hasbro (perhaps rightly) believes he is the right man to coordinate the massive in-your-face battle scenes that are a staple of the franchise. So chances are they'll keep upping his fee to secure him coming back so long as the series remains profitable.
I think a lot of directors in Hollywood would say it's their last, until someone writes a large enough cheque to convince them otherwise. As long as the movies make the kind of money they have done so far, it's good news for Prime, Generations, etc, as Hasbro will be convinced that it's worth their while carrying on with TFs as a whole (movieverse or otherwise).
DecepticonsRule
I'm glad that Bay is still casting unknowns in the Transformers leads, it's nice to see a fresh face in big Hollywood movies.
Even though I'm opposed to the Transformers films continuing, especially after how badly they botched DOTM, I'm glad Michael Bay will be directing for continuity's and aesthetic's sake.
Optimist Prime
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Originally Posted by Kaijumaster View Post
Not a reboot? Oh thank god.... Reboot = Beast Wars in my mind, and the thought of Bay touching those characters terrified me.
The thought of those characters terrified me.
Kaijumaster
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Originally Posted by Sol Fury View Post
Thing is, Michael Bay never said he'd be directing the other two. Just that there would be a new trilogy. He's gone on record before stating this would be his last one but he'd set things up so the next director could carry it on.
But isn't this his third 'Last one' ?
CodeXCDM
OFC there's going to be more movies?

Would you seriously back out of making more movies after your latest iteration made ONE BILLION!? Why do you think Bay came back for yet another, despite being tired of the criticism?

No doubt TF4 comes... folks either love it or hate it... Bay contemplates leaving yet again... but ofc, same thing happens as DOTM.
Girl Pants
Given that everything in movies and games must be done in threes now and that Bey mentioned "setting it up for the next guy" I am not shocked at all that a trilogy is planned.

Hopefully they can actually make it have narrative continuity this time. The three movies out now are really three independent movies (that really all tell 3 versions of a similar story). It would be cool if there was some clear framework (even minimal) was decided upon for the next three. I don't expect it, but it'd be cool.

For me, I don't mind if Bay stays on for 6 films if they can refresh the robots somewhat. I do NOT see a 4th (5th if you count how similar Prime is) version of the same design Camero Bee and Peterbuilt Optimus selling too well as toys. Although that might not happen until a new director takes over (or Hasbro realizes that they've overmilked those designs).
Ephland
Since they are going into Transformers 4 knowing that they are starting a new trilogy, hopefully this means there will be a story arc stretching over all 3 movies that they can establish during the writing process of TF4.

It would be awesome if TF4 ended on a cliffhanger!

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Originally Posted by Girl Pants View Post
Hopefully they can actually make it have narrative continuity this time. The three movies out now are really three independent movies (that really all tell 3 versions of a similar story). It would be cool if there was some clear framework (even minimal) was decided upon for the next three.
Yeah, that.
Predaking EX
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Originally Posted by Scorpio View Post
Personally i feel Optimus will probably go all 'sulky' for number 4 in the way of him being tired of war and that the new male lead will convince him humans are worth saving - then optimus will return to the mass murdering psycho he is in ROTF and DOTM
Then the new trilogy is doomed to fail again. Not by profits but in every other aspect.
Autovolt 127
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Originally Posted by Yggdrasil View Post
Well maybe this time they will plant the trilogy ahead of how they intend the story to go and aw who am I kidding!
Man if they actually planned a whole thing out that'd atleast would be a sign of some effort. Boy we can sure dream.
MV95
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It would be awesome if TF4 ended on a cliffhanger!
I would hate that and be extremely overjoyed at the same time.
Krueger
Yep, looks like the prediction may be coming true. As of now, I am 69% sure Bay is going to direct another Transformers trilogy. That percentage could go up or down in time. Probably up.
Deceptigtar
Please kill off bumblebee.
TigerClaw
If I remembered, TF4 would be the only movie Michael Bay will make, So TF5 and TF6 will have to be directed by someone else.
Vectorwave
Humongobots 6 is gonna be a reality!!!

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