‘Transformers 4’ Gets Newcomer Jack Reynor; Michael Bay Confirms It’s Not a Reboot

Director Michael Bay says this latest sequel takes place 4 years after ‘Transformers 3’, and has a good reason for a new cast.

Jack Reynor signs on for a lead role in Transformers 4
Jack Reynor signs on for a lead role in Transformers 4
Director Michael Bay announced on his official website today that actor Jack Reynor has signed on for a lead role in Transformers 4. Take a look at the filmmaker's statement, where he clarifies that Transformers 4 is not a reboot.

"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.


The young actor's role was not specifically revealed. We reported last month that Nicola Peltz is playing the daughter of Mark Wahlberg's character, while Brenton Thwaites is playing her boyfriend. It still isn't known when production may begin on this highly-anticipated sequel.

Transformers: Age of Extinction was released June 27th, 2014 and stars Nicola Peltz, Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, T.J. Miller, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, Jack Reynor. The film is directed by Michael Bay.

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Comments (13)

  1. Hideki Ryuga

    I loved the 1st 3 ones very much, don't like the idea of another trilogy but I'll wait and see

    2 years agoby @h-ryugaFlag

  2. CelluloidDreams

    Who the hell is Jack Reynor!?

    2 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  3. WongFu

    Bay maybe an idiot at times but at least his films are explosive.

    2 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  4. jasdjqs

    Great another three movies, I love the first and third one, the second one had its moments, but not better than the third one. I cant believe so many people hate the franchise. I am curious on what they think will be a good Transformer movie.

    2 years agoby @jasdjqsFlag

  5. Alastor

    thats exactly the problem, they focus too much on the humans but sadly in major blockbuster movies its something you have to do for the audience so that they can connect to someone.

    Don't know what the bay-haters here want, just let him finish it and then we will see... I am happy that I will get another Transformers movie and the 1st and the 3rd were really great. Don't understand the constant nagging and hating towards Bay but as a director you can never make 100% of the audience happy. The box office shows that the people still loved all 3 of the first movies and thats what counts for the studios.

    2 years agoby @AlastorFlag

  6. The Real Goku

    Still going to have the same problems I'm sure. Focus will be too much on the humans and less on the robots

    2 years agoby @therealGokuFlag

  7. ROFLitschristian

    Because, you know, when I see the title Transformers 4, I'm automatically going to assume it's a reboot... Please stop, Bay. Just. Stop.

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  8. Mr.K

    I just wanna rip Bay's skull out and feed it to the damn dogs for this crap.

    2 years agoby @mr-kFlag

  9. Rodney Roover

    i am so over this series....just kill it already....nope still money to be milked...from the teet of america

    2 years agoby @Rodney-RooverFlag

  10. Monkeyiron 2.0

    Fix TMNT 1st Bay then we'll talk

    2 years agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag

  11. ejk1

    Can't take Bay seriously when he says he hired a great new actor no one has heard of yet.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  12. Roberto Mata

    A good reason to have a new cast? What? Did the Original Cast died at the end of Dark of the Moon? Casting unknown actors for the lead in T4, for a new and different trilogy? Will this new trilogy have a lighter tone or a more serious tone, with Bay i doubt it!

    2 years agoby @Roberto-MataFlag

  13. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Since when does Bay do casting?

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

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