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Jason Statham and Transformers 4?

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RUMOR: Transformers 4 Greenlighted; Jason Statham Set To Take Over From Shia LaBeouf?
It was bound to happen eventually. Now Shia LaBeouf has said he won't be back for another Transformers movie, the rumor mill claims that Rosie Huntington Whitely's boyfriend Jason Statham is set to take over...
According to Showbiz Spy, Jason Statham is being lined up to take over as lead character in the next Transformers movie. Apparently, the fantastic box office takings since the movie opened last Wednesday have convinced Paramount to move ahead with a fourth instalment, and the British star is their top pick! As usual, take the following (along with the apparent plans for a fourth movie) with a pinch of salt...

"One of the stars being mentioned is Rosie’s boyfriend Jason Statham," says a Hollywood insider.

"It’s clear the franchise still has huge potential but with a new leading man capable of taking Transformers in a new, darker direction. Jason could be just the man to do that and his relationship with Rosie would be an added bonus in marketing the movie."
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Re: Jason Statham and Transformers 4?

Postby SlyTF1 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:26 pm

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YES! TF4 1s on the way! Never heard of this guy though.

I haz faith.
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Re: Jason Statham and Transformers 4?

Postby Evil_the_Nub » Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:31 pm

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SlyTF1 wrote:YES! TF4 1s on the way! Never heard of this guy though.

He's the guy from the Transporter and Crank movies.
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Re: Jason Statham and Transformers 4?

Postby MightyMagnus78 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:48 pm

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Evil_the_Nub wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:YES! TF4 1s on the way! Never heard of this guy though.

He's the guy from the Transporter and Crank movies.



And for that reason I couldn't see it working, a complete miss-match IMO.
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Re: Jason Statham and Transformers 4?

Postby Evil_the_Nub » Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:51 pm

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MightyMagnus78 wrote:
Evil_the_Nub wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:YES! TF4 1s on the way! Never heard of this guy though.

He's the guy from the Transporter and Crank movies.



And for that reason I couldn't see it working, a complete miss-match IMO.

Yeah, even though I liked those movies I don't think he's a good fit for Transformers.
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Re: Jason Statham and Transformers 4?

Postby YRQRM0 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:56 pm

Don't think they should try replacing Sam, let Shia like make a cameo and let it take place in the same story, but have it about a different civilian, or just do a reboot.
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Re: Jason Statham and Transformers 4?

Postby Evil_the_Nub » Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:02 pm

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They could set it 10-20 years in the future and recast the role.
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Re: Jason Statham and Transformers 4?

Postby vegetacron » Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:29 pm

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Re: Jason Statham and Transformers 4?

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Re: Jason Statham and Transformers 4?

Postby Tyrannotaur » Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:34 pm

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Jason Staham is a cool choice. I always like his acting in action movies, even if the movie itself is corny (Crank/ Crank 2). I also believe he is friends with Chester Bennington from Linkin Park as he was also in both the Crank movies as a cameo role. So Jason is a good fit all around. I figured the box office numbers of DOTM would greenlight a fourth film sooner or later.
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Re: Jason Statham and Transformers 4?

Postby El Duque » Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:31 pm

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If you have high blood pressure you might want to avoid this rumor, because it comes with a rather sizable pinch of salt. ComicBookMovie.com is reporting that Transformers 4 is rumored to have already been greenlit and action star Jason Statham is in consideration for the new male lead. Shia LaBeouf has stated on several occasions that Dark of the Moon would be his last Transformers film, and as many of you already know Jason Statham is romantically tied to DOTM's new leading lady Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Does this connection add validity to this rumor? If this came to fruition would it be a continuation or the existing storyline or a reboot? Only time will tell, but for the moment this should most definitely be treated as a rumor.

"One of the stars being mentioned is Rosie’s boyfriend Jason Statham," says a Hollywood insider.

"It’s clear the franchise still has huge potential but with a new leading man capable of taking Transformers in a new, darker direction. Jason could be just the man to do that and his relationship with Rosie would be an added bonus in marketing the movie."
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Re: Jason Statham and Transformers 4?

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Re: Jason Statham and Transformers 4?

Postby Hoistimus » Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:47 pm

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Seeing that I'm working on collecting all of Statham's movies (haven't seen the Crank ones yet but I've enjoyed everything else) I'd be OK with this. Problem would be having him drive GMs instead of Audis..
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Re: Jason Statham and Transformers 4?

Postby Sunspot » Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:50 pm

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No that doesn't work for me. We've had enough of brainless action and explosions, which are just Statham's speciality. His emotions range from stone-faced to stone faced with teeth showing. His movies are what we'd like Transformers to stear away from.
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Re: Jason Statham and Transformers 4?

Postby Rodimus Prime » Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:50 pm

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Well, I like him as an actor, he's pretty good. My favorite movie of his is Death Race, and I think he'd be a really good fit for the action parts. They might need a serious dramatic actor (It's TF, but still... ) to carry the story.

As for TF4 itself, I figured there wold be 1, but I thought they might have waited 5-6 years. I was actually wondering if they would go the Indiana Jones route and wait 20 years for #4, with Bay and Shia coming back anyway.
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Re: Jason Statham and Transformers 4?

Postby DavidT » Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:58 pm

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I love Jason Statham movies and he's a pretty good action star, but if they were to use him, it would need to be a reboot for me to like it. I think Christian Bale would be a better choice for an aged Sam! Plus Bale already has experience working with robots LOL... Loved Terminator Salvation!
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Re: Jason Statham and Transformers 4?

Postby OptiMagnus » Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:01 pm

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Eh...I don't know. I really liked Shia, actually. I thought he and Rosie were better lead roles together than with Megan Fox. I'd like to see Rosie come back with a similar role, but all these romantic swaps are going to get confusing. I just don't think this guy can work. Plus, we have all these dead characters on the Decepticon side and one important Autobot.. There would end up being...too many new characters, but I could think of a few names to throw in.
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Re: Jason Statham and Transformers 4?

Postby cybercat » Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:02 pm

I love Statham to death and he can carry both a ridiculously high-action stunt movie and actually act. What's more, he has a sort of wry sense of humor I adore.

I think he might be fun in a TF movie, but...not as a continuation of this series. First...there's no one left to kill unless the plot of TF-4 is "Hatchling Stomping". Or Unicron, who's always been a lame villain.

But as a totally new reboot, with a new director?

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Re: Jason Statham and Transformers 4?

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Re: Jason Statham and Transformers 4?

Postby First Gen » Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:15 pm

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Re: Jason Statham and Transformers 4?

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Statham is a great action star and all but he wouldnt be a good fit for the lead in a TF movie, wait what the hell am i saying hed fit in perfectly since all TF seems to be is mindless over the top violence with a frak load of explosions. Just reboot the damn thing already.
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Re: Jason Statham and Transformers 4?

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Re: Jason Statham and Transformers 4?

Postby BATTOUSAIXD » Wed Jul 06, 2011 1:45 am

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A continuation of this series is fine with me and if Statham got the lead, it wouldn't bother me. I like him better than Shia, especially if they are going for a darker movie (UNICRON :PRAY: ). I would think it would be hard to still have it take place on Earth with a new human lead, unless Sam is dead or something. So, a space trip to Cybertron would be great (Statham could lead a human team of explorers the Autobots bring with them.) Oh and lately I haven't been able to get the idea of a movie Galvatron out of my head; I think he has some great potential.
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Re: Jason Statham and Transformers 4?

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I really like teh movies Statham is in, but I'm not under any illusion that he's a certain kind of actor with a very certain sort of style. I couldn't envision him working in a Transformers movie if it was similar to the current 3, if they changed the format to somethign more along his lines it could work.

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Re: Jason Statham and Transformers 4?

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Ah well, this is probably more than a rumor. This sounds exactly like something Paramount would do. My guess is they'll either be hiring D.J. Caruso or Paul W.S. Anderson to direct it.
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