Jason Statham in Transformers 4

Okay, Shia LaBeouf shies away from future Transformers films, citing he’s got nothing new to contribute. I soflty agree after watching the growth of Sam... More Below... Posted by on Jul 6th, 2011 and filed under Celebrity Gossip, Celebrity News, Entertainment, Movies, News.

Okay, Shia LaBeouf shies away from future Transformers films, citing he’s got nothing new to contribute. I soflty agree after watching the growth of Sam Witwicky from a high school student to a professional bum in Dark Of The Moon. Besides, the franchise would earn a lot more in the future, say, casting LaBeouf again in its (if it reaches its) 6th installment, wouldn’t it? A new story line for Witwicky after 6 years of civil war between the Autobots and Decepticons? That would prove to be interesting.

But for the 4th, what will director Michael Bay do? No Megan Fox. No Shia LaBeouf. Enter english action star, Jason Statham (Transporter, Italian and Death Race).

According to rumors gathered by ComicBookMovie.com, Transformers 4 is green lit and Statham is considered for the lead role. I found no chemistry between LaBeouf and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Dark, maybe Jason and Rosie can brew that up since both are linked in a romantic way.

A Hollywood insider shares: “One of the stars being mentioned is Rosie’s boyfriend, Jason Statham. It’s clear the franchise still has huge potential but with a new leading man capable of taking Transformers in a new, darker direction. Jason could just be the man to do that and his relationship with Rosie would be an added bonus in marketing the movie.”

If they didn’t kill Patrick Dempsey’s character, it would have been interesting to have him in the 4th, a turn coat.