After the successful opening of Transformers: Dark of the
Moon, the grapevine is abuzz that the production team is now
looking for a new face for the hero role portrayed by Shia LaBeouf.
Sources claim that the name of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's
boyfriend Jason Statham is heard as the possible replacement to
Shia in next Transformers sequel.
The rumour about Shia's replacement started making rounds after
the actor and director Michael Bay hinted their retirement from the
franchise. At the NYC premiere of Transformers: Dark of the
Moon, Shia had said, "If they're going to do it again, they
have to attempt it with somebody else. We took it to the limit. We
tried as hard as we could. I don't think we can turn in a movie
that's better than this."
Now, it is reported that the bosses of franchise are planning to
do Transformers 4. "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," the Showbiz Spy quotes as an