According to Variety Paramount is looking into filming the next two Transformers films back-to-back to cut down on production costs and allow the makers of the bazillion licensed goods to get going on all of the items children will be begging their parents for.
Shia LaBeouf has said he won’t return for any more movies in the series, which means we will miss out on this sort of great acting.
In his place it has been rumored for some time that Jason Statham may be joining the franchise. According to sources no offer has been made to the action star as of yet, but considering how long this rumor has circulated, I would suggest taking it with a generous helping of salt.
However, I have a crazy idea, how about instead of worrying about a human lead, you actually focus on the Transformers? I know, what a crazy idea. Yes, you can have a human involved, but worry about the Autobots and the Decepticons for once as the series is named for them after all.