Jason Stathom and Spielberg rumored to team up for Transformers 4
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Jason Stathom and Spielberg rumored to team up for Transformers 4Just as I wrote how irrelevant Shia LeBeouf was in the last installment of Transformers, up steps someone who could make a difference. Someone who can put the people part back into this movie. That someone is……Jason Stathom!!!
Now that Dark of the Moon has given a preverbal middle finger to the critics and has proven to be a “Hit” by Hollywood standards (which is basically box office receipts), you know another one is in the pipeline. You can bet your ass there is a T4 coming in about 2 years.
We knew that Shia decided not to continue, but Michael Bay has also said that he’s done all that he would do with the franchise, his Transformers days are over as well.
Now it’s time for the big guns. Steven Spielberg is rumored to possibly be producing T4 himself and Jason Statham might be the next leading man. Jason is everything Shia LaBeouf is not. No disrespect, but he’s a man’s man. He might be able to fight the Decepticons without Optimus Prime. When we watch Jason Stathom, we vicariously live through him, wanting to be him. When we watch Shia LeBeouf we are watching a guy that we beat up in high school.
Oh by the way, Statham is engaged to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley so that’s a nice little tidbit for the gossip media to clinch on to during promotional times.
As told by an insider to MovieWeb.com
“It’s clear the franchise still has huge potential but with a new leading man capable of taking Transfomers 4 in a new, darker direction. Jason Statham could be just the man to do that and his relationship with Rosie would be an added bonus in marketing the movie.”
I hear buzz that Jason’s not the right guy for a kid’s movie, but this stopped being a kid’s movie a long time ago. The plots are complex, the action is fast and fierce and people are getting killed. This is a Transformers franchise. Kids have not even seen the cartoon. This isn’t “Up” this is Transformers – Dark of the Moon!!
I say bring on Statham and let him do a real man’s job!! Let’s Go.