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Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 8:26PM CST

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Thanks to the The Hollywood Reporter we have an update of the Transformers 4 casting process. Big news came last week when director Michael Bay confirmed that Mark Wahlberg will indeed take the lead role in the next installment of the Transformers franchise, but you may recall the earlier casting news that Paramount was looking for a young couple to play a high school senior aged girl and her race car driving boyfriend from Texas. According to The Hollywood Reported the the young female will be Wahlberg's daughter. Bay will begin testing for the two younger lead roles this week, here's the short list of actors and actress vying for the roles:



The article goes on to say Paramount is signing the TF4 actors to a strict three film deal.

In a separate article on The Hollywood Reporter it was revealed that Thailand is being scouted as a potential filming location.

Ilt Jones, location manager for all three of the Transformers movies, has just wrapped up a tour of Thailand on behalf of Marvel, where he explored Bangkok as a potential shooting location for Transformers 4, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Credit(s): The Hollywood Reporter
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Re: Transformers 4 Casting and Filming Location Update (1439996)
Posted by sky_fire12 on November 14th, 2012 @ 9:14pm CST
so i guess it's safe to say that Michael Bay's been leaning towards blondes since he let go of Megan Fox >:oP
Re: Transformers 4 Casting and Filming Location Update (1440073)
Posted by Sodan-1 on November 15th, 2012 @ 3:56am CST
As much as I like Abbie Cornish (the only one on those lists I've actually heard of) isn't she a bit old to be playing a girl of high school age? She's older than those guys who could potentially play her fella.

Whatever. I'm so close to giving up on the whole Transformers movie thing anyway.
Re: Transformers 4 Casting and Filming Location Update (1440076)
Posted by Burn on November 15th, 2012 @ 4:21am CST
Sodan-1 wrote:As much as I like Abbie Cornish (the only one on those lists I've actually heard of) isn't she a bit old to be playing a girl of high school age?


Probably ... her younger sister however ...

So two Aussie chicks in this one. Making up for the lack of an Australian actress in the third film then.
Re: Transformers 4 Casting and Filming Location Update (1440276)
Posted by ReDPATH on November 15th, 2012 @ 6:21pm CST
Wait I thought Bay said he wanted to potentially bring back Shia down the line?

http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-new ... ia-176284/

Unless he plans on combining the new cast with the old cast in TF6 then you can guarantee the bots/cons will only get about 10 minutes screen time from TF6 onward.

Interview bit.

TMZ: So Michael, let’s talk about the fact that… you know.. you had couple of your Transformers Stars… you know… have some not-so-kind-things to say.

Michael: Listen guys, you got to understand, fame is very hard on young people. It’s… I kind of helped raise Shia for three movies. And it’s… it’s really tough. Fame is a very rough thing. And you know Shia LaBeouf is a great, great guy. He’s a great actor. And I have nothing but respect for him.

TMZ: Did you take offense or did it hurt when he said…

Michael: No, No.

TMZ: …His comment about not enough creativity doing these big blockbusters?

Michael: What he’s saying is he wants to be taken seriously. And sometimes when you’re in a blockbuster, people don’t take you seriously. You know? I think that’s what he’s really saying. He’s going through more of a smaller role.

TMZ: He’s in his Art House Stage now.

Michael: You know… listen… he’s only 26.

TMZ: So he will be back?

Michael: He will be back.
Re: Transformers 4 Casting and Filming Location Update (1440284)
Posted by Bubbah on November 15th, 2012 @ 7:22pm CST
ReDPATH wrote:Wait I thought Bay said he wanted to potentially bring back Shia down the line?

http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-new ... ia-176284/

Unless he plans on combining the new cast with the old cast in TF6 then you can guarantee the bots/cons will only get about 10 minutes screen time from TF6 onward.

Interview bit.

TMZ: So Michael, let’s talk about the fact that… you know.. you had couple of your Transformers Stars… you know… have some not-so-kind-things to say.

Michael: Listen guys, you got to understand, fame is very hard on young people. It’s… I kind of helped raise Shia for three movies. And it’s… it’s really tough. Fame is a very rough thing. And you know Shia LaBeouf is a great, great guy. He’s a great actor. And I have nothing but respect for him.

TMZ: Did you take offense or did it hurt when he said…

Michael: No, No.

TMZ: …His comment about not enough creativity doing these big blockbusters?

Michael: What he’s saying is he wants to be taken seriously. And sometimes when you’re in a blockbuster, people don’t take you seriously. You know? I think that’s what he’s really saying. He’s going through more of a smaller role.

TMZ: He’s in his Art House Stage now.

Michael: You know… listen… he’s only 26.

TMZ: So he will be back?

Michael: He will be back.


I read that more as a "he'll be back in the limelight doing blockbusters" or working with Bay again, not necessarily back in TFs ... But who knows what he meant. Bay isn't exactly known for being honest about anything haha
Re: Transformers 4 Casting and Filming Location Update (1440354)
Posted by Just Negare on November 16th, 2012 @ 1:29am CST
Hopefully they don't cast any models. Those ho bags can't act.
Re: Transformers 4 Casting and Filming Location Update (1440398)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 16th, 2012 @ 10:13am CST
Just Negare wrote:Hopefully they don't cast any models. Those ho bags can't act.
What if they cast an actress who also happens to model. :twisted:
Re: Transformers 4 Casting and Filming Location Update (1441051)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on November 20th, 2012 @ 2:23am CST
Technically, the Transformers appearing in the films are "models" as well, right? CGI models?
Re: Transformers 4 Casting and Filming Location Update (1441517)
Posted by Dammitman on November 21st, 2012 @ 9:36pm CST
I can see Mark as Sam's big brother Buster (see original Marvel comics) but let's face it. Bay's movies made their money on name and Peter Cullin alone. The movies were craptacular at best and with Revenge of the fallen just plain crap.
Re: Transformers 4 Casting and Filming Location Update (1441527)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 21st, 2012 @ 9:55pm CST
Dammitman wrote:I can see Mark as Sam's big brother Buster (see original Marvel comics) but let's face it. Bay's movies made their money on name and Peter Cullin alone. The movies were craptacular at best and with Revenge of the fallen just plain crap.
Buster was the younger Witwicky brother in Marvel. He was the older bro in Dreamwave.
Re: Transformers 4 Casting and Filming Location Update (1441529)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on November 21st, 2012 @ 10:03pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Dammitman wrote:I can see Mark as Sam's big brother Buster (see original Marvel comics) but let's face it. Bay's movies made their money on name and Peter Cullin alone. The movies were craptacular at best and with Revenge of the fallen just plain crap.
Buster was the younger Witwicky brother in Marvel. He was the older bro in Dreamwave.


Either way, I have a feeling they'll change his name from Buster to something else. They turned Spike into Sam, probably to make the character sound more "normal." Or, they might preserve Buster as a nickname or something.
Re: Transformers 4 Casting and Filming Location Update (1441534)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 21st, 2012 @ 10:14pm CST
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Dammitman wrote:I can see Mark as Sam's big brother Buster (see original Marvel comics) but let's face it. Bay's movies made their money on name and Peter Cullin alone. The movies were craptacular at best and with Revenge of the fallen just plain crap.
Buster was the younger Witwicky brother in Marvel. He was the older bro in Dreamwave.


Either way, I have a feeling they'll change his name from Buster to something else. They turned Spike into Sam, probably to make the character sound more "normal." Or, they might preserve Buster as a nickname or something.
Wahlberg is playing the father of the lead role, which is that of a high school girl.

The Witwickys' story is practically done, and using another one kinda goes against the whole "fresh take with new characters" ordeal.
Re: Transformers 4 Casting and Filming Location Update (1441547)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on November 21st, 2012 @ 10:54pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Dammitman wrote:I can see Mark as Sam's big brother Buster (see original Marvel comics) but let's face it. Bay's movies made their money on name and Peter Cullin alone. The movies were craptacular at best and with Revenge of the fallen just plain crap.
Buster was the younger Witwicky brother in Marvel. He was the older bro in Dreamwave.



In what DreamWave comic did Buster appear? I remember Spike, but not Buster.
Re: Transformers 4 Casting and Filming Location Update (1441551)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 21st, 2012 @ 11:05pm CST
Rodimus Prime wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Dammitman wrote:I can see Mark as Sam's big brother Buster (see original Marvel comics) but let's face it. Bay's movies made their money on name and Peter Cullin alone. The movies were craptacular at best and with Revenge of the fallen just plain crap.
Buster was the younger Witwicky brother in Marvel. He was the older bro in Dreamwave.



In what DreamWave comic did Buster appear? I remember Spike, but not Buster.
He was mentioned in some of the earlier ones, and appeared toward the end talking to Marissa Faireborn in his office in D.C. His face was obscured a bit, though, cutting off the top half.
Re: Transformers 4 Casting and Filming Location Update (1441553)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on November 21st, 2012 @ 11:12pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:In what DreamWave comic did Buster appear? I remember Spike, but not Buster.
He was mentioned in some of the earlier ones, and appeared toward the end talking to Marissa Faireborn in his office in D.C. His face was obscured a bit, though, cutting off the top half.


Got a title and issue number? :-B
Re: Transformers 4 Casting and Filming Location Update (1441557)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 21st, 2012 @ 11:28pm CST
Rodimus Prime wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:In what DreamWave comic did Buster appear? I remember Spike, but not Buster.
He was mentioned in some of the earlier ones, and appeared toward the end talking to Marissa Faireborn in his office in D.C. His face was obscured a bit, though, cutting off the top half.


Got a title and issue number? :-B
Mentioned in "Prime Directive #1" and ongoing issue #9 "Lost and Found". Appeared in ongoing issue #10 "The Route of All Evil".

Also mentioned in book 1 of the Keepers Trilogy, "Hardwired".
Re: Transformers 4 Casting and Filming Location Update (1441571)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on November 22nd, 2012 @ 1:16am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Dammitman wrote:I can see Mark as Sam's big brother Buster (see original Marvel comics) but let's face it. Bay's movies made their money on name and Peter Cullin alone. The movies were craptacular at best and with Revenge of the fallen just plain crap.
Buster was the younger Witwicky brother in Marvel. He was the older bro in Dreamwave.


Either way, I have a feeling they'll change his name from Buster to something else. They turned Spike into Sam, probably to make the character sound more "normal." Or, they might preserve Buster as a nickname or something.
Wahlberg is playing the father of the lead role, which is that of a high school girl.

The Witwickys' story is practically done, and using another one kinda goes against the whole "fresh take with new characters" ordeal.



Good point.

But then again, Bay said DOTM was his last movie, and yet here he is for TF4. The "fresh take with new characters" thing could mean anything, and there's nothing to stop them from going back on their word and giving us more of the same.

Technically, even if Wahlberg played Sam's older brother, it would still be considered a fresh take as long as the parents and Sam aren't featured in the movie. It'd be a new direction, just with another Witwicky.

Just my two cents' worth.
Re: Transformers 4 Casting and Filming Location Update (1445716)
Posted by El Duque on December 11th, 2012 @ 12:02am CST
Update: Michael Bay has updated his official website with a message that this informatin is false:

Michael Bay wrote:Actor announcement on some web sites last night about Transformer cast joining Mark are completely false.




Those of you who have been keeping up with the Transformers 4 casting news as it trickles out will likely remember the news from last month that director Michael Bay had narrowed down his list of potential young actresses and actors to play Wahlberg's daughter and her boyfriend. twitch is reporting the selections have been made and we can look forward to seeing Nicola Peltz and Brenton Thwaites in these roles. According to twitch Thwaites will play "Peltz's biker boyfriend", though initial casting reports stated the character was a race car driver from Texas.

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Re: Transformers 4 Casting and Filming Location Update (1445717)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 11th, 2012 @ 12:08am CST
Hmm... they aren't big names, though the girl's known from Shyamalan's The Last Airbender train wreck (she played Katara).

Guess we'll have to wait and see how they do.
Re: Transformers 4 Casting and Filming Location Update (1445720)
Posted by PrymeStriker on December 11th, 2012 @ 12:14am CST
Gee, more teen demographic appeal. Yay. :-|

At first I was excited. Now, a great big cloud of pessimism hovers over me. I've lost interest.
Re: Transformers 4 Casting and Filming Location Update (1445726)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on December 11th, 2012 @ 12:25am CST
:lol: The movies are so lame, I'm sure nothing will change.
Re: Transformers 4 Casting and Filming Location Update (1445727)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 11th, 2012 @ 12:27am CST
PrymeStriker wrote:Gee, more teen demographic appeal. Yay. :-|
You really expected anything else? At least these two look more like high school-aged teenagers this time.

Plus, they're relatively unknowns. They have more of a clean slate to start off with than Shia did, so we'll get to see them in these roles without too much of their past work to base them on.
Re: Transformers 4 Casting and Filming Location Update (1445732)
Posted by Burn on December 11th, 2012 @ 12:58am CST
HA! More Australians!
Re: Transformers 4 Casting and Filming Location Update (1445737)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on December 11th, 2012 @ 1:57am CST
Never heard of either of them. Looking forward to their "performances."
Re: Transformers 4 Casting and Filming Location Update (1445742)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on December 11th, 2012 @ 2:13am CST
dont care who they are. the more i see castings for TF4 the more i dont care about the humans in it. the robots should be the star of the movies. not these idiots. probably the only thing i will care about from the new movie are the toys.
Re: Transformers 4 Casting and Filming Location Update (1445743)
Posted by Megatronsdemise666 on December 11th, 2012 @ 2:33am CST
So since someone is supposed to be a racecar driver.
Will that mean the wreckers are back?

The girl is pretty but I hope her role is actually a good role not just eye candy.

And as for the male character. I really dont know.
Re: Transformers 4 Casting and Filming Location Update (1445744)
Posted by ausbot on December 11th, 2012 @ 2:59am CST
I look at it this way, the crappy movies sponsor the Generations figures!
Re: Transformers 4 Casting and Filming Location Update (1445757)
Posted by Mykltron on December 11th, 2012 @ 4:55am CST
It makes to change to have a teenager played by a teenager.
Re: Transformers 4 Casting and Filming Location Update (1445765)
Posted by CBratetron on December 11th, 2012 @ 6:21am CST
The film is still 2 years away right? No need to get worked up about details yet.
Re: Transformers 4 Casting and Filming Location Update (1445770)
Posted by noctorro on December 11th, 2012 @ 7:11am CST
CBratetron wrote:The film is still 2 years away right? No need to get worked up about details yet.



Wow, sensible sentence, I was going to post "And let the bitching begin!"

But it already started. And please don't start with the whole "it should be about the robots not the humans". Are you suffering from memory loss? You said that with movie I, movie II, movie III.

That whine should be conserved for a new Transformers movie series with another director.

wait, I'm ranting about rants.... sigh, IRONMAN 3 in a few months!!!!
Re: Transformers 4 Casting and Filming Location Update (1445771)
Posted by griftimus prime on December 11th, 2012 @ 7:16am CST
bring on the toy pics. everything else about these movies is useless
Re: Transformers 4 Casting and Filming Location Update (1445782)
Posted by mooncake623 on December 11th, 2012 @ 8:34am CST
Nice good to have fresh faces!

there needs to be humans in Transformers, as annoying as some might be if not why would they need to be robots in disguise
Re: Transformers 4 Casting and Filming Location Update (1445784)
Posted by D-340 on December 11th, 2012 @ 8:37am CST
Dunno who they are, nor do I care. While Mark Wahlberg's casting kinda interests me, no other casting aside from VA's for the TFs does.
Re: Transformers 4 Casting and Filming Location Update (1445790)
Posted by RiddlerJ on December 11th, 2012 @ 8:56am CST
Yes, because lord knows we need another teenager romance in a Transformer movie.

"What, giant robots are killing everyone in the city, but WHAT ABOUT MY GIRLFRIEND?" #-o
Re: Transformers 4 Casting and Filming Location Update (1445793)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on December 11th, 2012 @ 9:37am CST
great more teenage romance bullshit, so much for changing things up eh bay. ive said it before & ill say it again, axe the kids keep the army guys.
Re: Transformers 4 Casting and Filming Location Update (1445833)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 11th, 2012 @ 1:03pm CST
Word has it that these two have been bumped down to supporting roles instead of leads. Therefore, Wahlberg is the star.
Re: Transformers 4 Casting and Filming Location Update (1445843)
Posted by Burn on December 11th, 2012 @ 1:46pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:Word has it that these two have been bumped down to supporting roles instead of leads. Therefore, Wahlberg is the star.


Still not gonna stop the haters who are gonna hate without knowing anything about the movie. >:oP
Re: Transformers 4 Casting and Filming Location Update (1445844)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 11th, 2012 @ 1:52pm CST
Burn wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Word has it that these two have been bumped down to supporting roles instead of leads. Therefore, Wahlberg is the star.


Still not gonna stop the haters who are gonna hate without knowing anything about the movie. >:oP
Either way, here's the source of this news:

http://screencrave.com/2012-12-11/transformers-4-shia-labeouf-replaced-nicola-peltz-brendon-thwaites/
Re: Transformers 4 Casting and Filming Location Update (1445848)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 11th, 2012 @ 2:02pm CST
Re: Transformers 4 Casting and Filming Location Update (1445850)
Posted by PrymeStriker on December 11th, 2012 @ 2:03pm CST
Mykltron wrote:It makes to change to have a teenager played by a teenager.


Except Brenton Thwaites is in his twenties.
Re: Transformers 4 Casting and Filming Location Update (1445851)
Posted by PrymeStriker on December 11th, 2012 @ 2:06pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:Oh, come on! This is ridiculous!

http://michaelbay.com/2012/12/11/transformers-actor-announcements/


Muahahahahaahhahahahaha. :twisted:
Re: Transformers 4 Casting and Filming Location Update (1445853)
Posted by njb902 on December 11th, 2012 @ 2:14pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Burn wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Word has it that these two have been bumped down to supporting roles instead of leads. Therefore, Wahlberg is the star.


Still not gonna stop the haters who are gonna hate without knowing anything about the movie. >:oP
Either way, here's the source of this news:

http://screencrave.com/2012-12-11/transformers-4-shia-labeouf-replaced-nicola-peltz-brendon-thwaites/


If it's true I for one think it is good news, I've rather liked the last few mark wahlberg movies.
Re: Transformers 4 Casting and Filming Location Update (1445868)
Posted by PrymeStriker on December 11th, 2012 @ 3:09pm CST
njb902 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Burn wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Word has it that these two have been bumped down to supporting roles instead of leads. Therefore, Wahlberg is the star.


Still not gonna stop the haters who are gonna hate without knowing anything about the movie. >:oP
Either way, here's the source of this news:

http://screencrave.com/2012-12-11/transformers-4-shia-labeouf-replaced-nicola-peltz-brendon-thwaites/


If it's true I for one think it is good news, I've rather liked the last few mark wahlberg movies.


Well, now Thwaites and Peltz are not in it.
Re: Transformers 4 Casting and Filming Location Update (1445901)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on December 11th, 2012 @ 5:28pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:Oh, come on! This is ridiculous!

http://michaelbay.com/2012/12/11/transformers-actor-announcements/


That's pretty much what Bay said about Marky Mark until a few days later when he announced Wahlberg
Re: Transformers 4 Casting and Filming Location Update (1445920)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on December 11th, 2012 @ 7:17pm CST
I know it's been said before, but it's a sad thing that the ones who are getting all the attention are the humans instead of the robots.
Re: Transformers 4 Casting and Filming Location Update (1445973)
Posted by wewyllenium on December 11th, 2012 @ 11:11pm CST
I don't want more people. I watch the transformers to root for my favorite robots. I'd be happy if they could make a real transformers movie that is about the transformers and not some person. As I child, I never watched the cartoons for the humans...

Oh Hollywood...
Re: Transformers 4 Casting and Filming Location Update (1446179)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on December 12th, 2012 @ 9:19pm CST
Hmmm...I am now convinced Bay is actually a puppeteer.
Re: Transformers 4 Casting and Filming Location Update (1446322)
Posted by Red 50 on December 13th, 2012 @ 1:50pm CST
*Yawn* Are we gonna get any interesting news anytime soon?
Re: Transformers 4 Casting and Filming Location Update (1446679)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on December 14th, 2012 @ 8:26pm CST
Wahlberg update: "...this is the most important role of my career...it's the only time my kids have ever been interested in a movie I'm making."

Source: http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=98056
Re: Transformers 4 Casting and Filming Location Update (1448099)
Posted by El Duque on December 20th, 2012 @ 6:51pm CST
Considering how quickly the last couple of rumors concerning Transformers 4 were shot down by Michael Bay himself it should go without saying that anything we hear as this point should be taken with a grain of salt unless officially confirmed. That being said, we do have another TF4 casting rumor. ITFN is reporting that Jack Reynor has been offered the role of Mark Wahlberg's daughter's love interest. According to the report the young actor auditioned three times before being offered the role by Michael Bay himself. So far Bay as yet to confirm or deny the validity of this one.

ITFN wrote:Reynor will take over the lead role initially played by Shia LaBeouf, who starred in the original three films, which are based on the Marvel comic series. Reynor is expected to play the love interest of Mark Wahlberg’s character’s daughter.

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