Jonah Hill is in early negotiations to costar opposite Shia LaBeouf in Transformers 2 for DreamWorks and Paramount. Hill (Superbad, Forgetting Sarah Marshall) will provide the comic relief as a sidekick to Shia’s Sam Witwicky. (A source tells EW.com that he’ll play Sam’s college roommate, but DreamWorks won’t confirm.) The sequel is set to begin shooting this summer.
I was hoping Transformers 2 would be going down the more serious route, and it still may do. However, it always annoys me when actors like Jonah Hill are put in movies like Transformers. It keeps reminding you that what are watching is still a movie, and that actor you see in front of you was in Superbad. I had the same feeling when Shia LaBeouf popped up in Charlies Angels: Full Throttle (yes I saw that). It’s just typical Hollywood. No doubt Jonah will be playing a slightly more scared version of his character Seth in Superbad, but it will probably make everyone laugh. So yay for fun!