We’ve just got some casting news about the upcoming Transformers 4 from Michael Bay himself. He has confirmed that Irish actor Jack Raynor will appear in the film. Rumor has it that Raynor will play a character dating Mark Wahlberg’s daughter.
Bay says that he first spotted Raynor in the Irish film What Richard Did, calling him “the real deal.” Bay also addressed some rumors about the film including why a new human cast is being assembled.
Here’s what he had to say:
Transformers 4, is not a reboot. That word has been floating around on the net.
This movie takes place exactly 4 years after the war in Chicago. The story makes a very natural transition, and reason as to why we have a whole new cast. This Transformers will feel very different than the last three. We are embarking on a new trilogy.
It looks like Michael Bay may be using the same formula for this Transformers trilogy as far as the human leading characters go. Raynor will likely fulfil a role reminiscent of Shia LeBouf in the original trilogy, with Wahlberg to have a more action oriented role like Josh Duhamel’s character. The character of Walberg’s daughter will fill the position of pretty girlfriend, previously inhabited by Megan Fox and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
Transformers 4 is due out in theaters on June 27 2014.