As production starts on Transformers 4, everything is coming together for the film’s summer 2014 release date. It’s unclear what the fourth film will be about, but director Michael Bay says the movie will take place four years after the events of Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and will have a new cast replacing Shia LaBeouf and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley with Mark Wahlberg, Jack Reynor, Nicola Peltz, and Brenton Thwaites. But there are a few cast members of the original trilogy who want to appear in the upcoming Transformers movie too.
In an interview with THR, actor Josh Duhamel describes an exchange he had with Michael Bay. Duhamel played the character of Captain William Lennox in all three previous Transformers movies. Duhamel says:
They’re going younger…[Michael] said he wants to put me in it someplace. I don’t know if he was just saying that because he had me on the phone and he felt obligated or what, but you know what? I got to do three of those. It changed my career, it changed my life getting to be a part of something that big, so I’m grateful for even doing the first three of them.
Josh Duhamel isn’t the first to express interest in returning to Bay’s Transformers universe. Actor and former-model Tyrese Gibson also wants to be part of Transformers 4. Gibson played the character of USAF Tech Sergeant Epps alongside Duhamel’s Captain Lennox in all of the Transformers movies. There’s no reason why Duhamel and Gibson couldn’t appear in Transformers 4; their roles were supporting ones so it would be easy to write their characters into the new movie.
As for the production itself, Michael Bay recently said that the new Transformers movie would be a complete redesign of the franchise. Transformers 4 is also said to be darker than its predecessors.
Transformers 4 will hit theaters everywhere on June 27, 2014, in 3D IMAX.