'Transformers 4' and '5' Could Shoot Back-to-Back with Jason Statham Starring

Hasbro is hoping to lock in director Michael Bay for both of these potential sequels, which will reboot the franchise.
Transformers 4 and Transformers 5 may shoot back-to-back
Transformers 4 and Transformers 5 may shoot back-to-back
Earlier today, we reported Hasbro is in early discussions with executive producer Steven Spielberg and director Michael Bay for Transfomers 4. A new report indicates Paramount and Hasbro may try to shoot both Transfomers 4 and Transformers 5 back-to-back.

Screenwriter Ehren Kruger, who wrote both Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Transformers: Dark of the Moon, is said to have an idea for both sequels, which Paramount Pictures is keen on. The development process is still very early though, and they are still hashing out ideas. It is said that rising costs for big-budget movies like this, and Hasbro's need for an increased licensing window, are a few reasons why they might go back-to-back.

One certainty for these sequels is Shia LaBeouf will definitely not return as Sam Witwicky. Insiders close to the production indicate Jason Statham's name has come up numerous times as a possible replacement for Shia LaBeouf. A formal offer hasn't been made to Jason Statham yet.

Michael Bay has previously stated that he will not return to direct Transfomers 4, although it looks like he may come back after all. Sources claim the director may be able to squeeze in his bodybuilding movie Pain and Gain before Transfomers 4. Paramount is eyeing a late 2012 or early 2013 start for Transfomers 4, so Michael Bay may be able to make Pain and Gain between then and now.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon raked in a whopping $1.19 billion at the worldwide box office, so it's only a matter of time before Transfomers 4 gets started.

Transformers: Age of Extinction comes to theaters June 27th, 2014 and stars Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, Bingbing Li, T.J. Miller. The film is directed by Michael Bay.



Sources: Variety

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Comments (70)

  1. Taylor Kunar

    If Jason Staham replaces shia I am not watching this I am a big fan but seriously is that the best you can do, do Liam Hemsworth or something to replace shia not jason!!!

    2 years agoby @Taylor-KunarFlag

  2. Monkeyiron 2.0

    In the words of Caesar to the dumb thought of Statham starring in a Tf movie......"NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 years agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag

  3. Sean

    @mexy1781
    Yeah, but hopefully they wont screw them up in any way. Hopefully they get the same cast to return.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  4. Zak Lee Ferguson

    what i would like to see is another director- like Shanw levy or co go up against this and direct another trilogy, different style over more but still pitted in the same timeline as the previous, and Bay producing and Michael Cera as the young chap- that pops into mind old Cera as he was previously signed on play the supporting role in trans 2- but other than that Shawn Levy is no go as hes done Real Steel its too rpeductable but possibly another director or a visual effects corespondent aiming to make it big, or spielberg himself...or ME

    also this Stathem sh*t- c*m on- its a bullsh*t one note thing- his bird was in the last one, go figures oh lets presume he's going to make it big in Hollywood again with this because she was attached and bladder bladder- its all bull

    2 years agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  5. Mexy1781

    hey now all the transformer movies are gud...im looking fwd to the next two

    2 years agoby @mexy1781Flag

  6. Sean

    @red-ruddy
    I don't see how that could work either.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  7. thrashnasty190

    Oh yeah f*ck Stathem too, he has the acting talent of a banana.

    2 years agoby @thrashnasty190Flag

  8. thrashnasty190

    Here is what I think we need. Reboot it, No Bay, he sucks at directing IMO, get an actual sci-fi director like Abrams who is also a fan. Set it on Cybertron leading up to them having to escape to Earth. Also I want new writers, no comedy please just a well written badass Transformers movie.

    2 years agoby @thrashnasty190Flag

  9. Worth5Bucks

    sweet pic but no no no no no please no!

    2 years agoby @mattbierwagenFlag

  10. Corey W.

    @richardislegend Bad Boys 3....yuck.

    2 years agoby @coreyFlag

  11. CBF

    *thud*

    2 years agoby @comicbookfanFlag

  12. The_Crow2k

    How can they reboot it if it's already says sequels (4 and 5)??? Rebooting a sequel? Seriously, Hollywood?

    2 years agoby @the-crow2kFlag

  13. Corey W.

    *shoots @comicbookfan*

    This is dumb though. Robots....and Statham?! How lifeless can action movies get?!?!??!!?

    2 years agoby @coreyFlag

  14. CBF

    TF4 and TF5? Just shoot me now.

    2 years agoby @comicbookfanFlag

  15. Ghostman

    Jason Statham in a Transformers movie? I dont know about that..might be too much like a Transporter film but with giant robots :/ I'm on the fence for this, i want another TF film, but i dont want Statham in it..he just doesnt seem to fit in...

    2 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  16. Replicant

    @jasonkat Peter Jackson didn't direct District 9, he presented it. Niel Blomkamp directed it (who I've said would be great for directing this, but he's got better stuff coming up).

    Anyway, like I always say, Michael Bay's movies are like porn: sometimes I like watching em cause they go straight to the point, but sometimes I wanna watch "The Notebook" and see some romance and character development.

    2 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

  17. ROFLitschristian

    BRING IT, STATHAM!

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  18. Summit10

    Bring in JJ Abrams!!!

    2 years agoby @summit10Flag

  19. JasonKat

    Speaking of ass-kickin, did anybody else catch that bar fight they gave Shia LaBeouf? lol, Wheres bumblebee when you need him? lmfao.

    2 years agoby @jasonkatFlag

  20. ejk1

    Yeah, somehow I see this scene where Statham uses his street-fighting techniques to try and kick Starscream's ass. I'm rather nauseous at the prospect.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  21. red_ruddy

    i can't see any way in HELL Statham could fit into a Transformers movie

    2 years agoby @red-ruddyFlag

  22. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx It could work without humans too you know.

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  23. jae1169

    The reboot needs to be darker but again hasbro would insist that it be PG13 in order to push the toys. As for Bay I hope he passes the torch to someone who will bring it back to its original routes in a sense

    2 years agoby @jae1169Flag

  24. Nicholaus XX

    @bawnian-dexeus -- What the film is all about: action. This article explains perfectly how bad the Transformers movie-franchise actually is. It's empty, and is only there to entertain-which in my opinion, it fails to do.

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  25. Brizzy

    NOOOOO not statham!!!

    2 years agoby @BrizzyFlag

  26. Waseem Abbas Burfat

    nice choice Jason Statham

    2 years agoby @Waseem-Abbas-BurfatFlag

  27. Waseem Abbas Burfat

    Jason Statham he is Awesome

    2 years agoby @Waseem-Abbas-BurfatFlag

  28. Teja

    WTF??

    2 years agoby @TejaFlag

  29. MovieManiac

    Sh*t. We all know that this is going to end up being a typical Jason Statham movie if this ends up happening. Transformers can be more then just a series of "Stupid, turn off your brain" movies.

    2 years agoby @moviemaniac66Flag