Jason Statham to Replace Shia in Transformers Sequal??

Shia and Michael Bay might be out, but after the money Transformers: Dark of the Moon has made thus far it is rumored that a forth film will be made.

It’s all talk right now and nothing is actually official however sources close to production have revealed that studio bosses are looking for a new male lead if the fourth film is a go and rumor has it Jason Statham, who’s currently dating the latest leading lady, Victoria Secret’s Rosie Huntington-Whitely, is at the top of the list!

The insider explains:

“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 be just the man to do that and his relationship with Rosie would be an added bonus in marketing the movie.”

I don’t know how I feel about this…Sam (Shia’s character) is supposed to be a geeky guy and an unlikely superhero.  I don’t see Statham pulling that off.  Jason is a badass, can’t be killed, borderline super-human male lead.  He knows martial arts and does crazy stunts and the last vibe I get off him is geeky and awkward.  Plus, he is significantly older than Shia so is this sequel going to be set in the future??  What does everyone think, is he a good choice???


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