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Michael Bay Debunks "Jason Statham in TF4" Rumor

Transformers News: Michael Bay Debunks "Jason Statham in TF4" Rumor

Friday, July 8th, 2011 12:05AM CDT

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Sorry Statham fans, but it sounds like any hope you may have placed in the "Jason Statham in TF4" rumor has been lost. Director Michael Bay caught wind of the rumor, and has promptly put it to rest. He posted the following in his Shoot for the Edit forum:

Originally Posted by michaelbay
No completely false. No 4 th Transformers movie even exists right now. Thus no one is being considered at this time. How bout, just enjoy the movie out right now.

Michael
Credit(s): Michael Bay
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Re: Michael Bay Debunks "Jason Statham in TF4" Rumor (1254740)
Posted by zodconvoy on July 8th, 2011 @ 12:14am CDT
michealbay wrote:How bout, just enjoy the movie out right now.


I have to agree with Bay right now (and possibly for the first time ever) that we need to see and appreciate the movie that came out a week ago before looking 2 years into the future.
Re: Michael Bay Debunks "Jason Statham in TF4" Rumor (1254745)
Posted by all_the_primes on July 8th, 2011 @ 12:21am CDT
zodconvoy wrote:
michealbay wrote:How bout, just enjoy the movie out right now.


I have to agree with Bay right now (and possibly for the first time ever) that we need to see and appreciate the movie that came out a week ago before looking 2 years into the future.

Ditto
Re: Michael Bay Debunks "Jason Statham in TF4" Rumor (1254749)
Posted by BATTOUSAIXD on July 8th, 2011 @ 12:25am CDT
I have to agree as well, although I still want this storyline to continue, it is too early to confirm a new film. But we all know micheal bay isn't the most trustworthy person...
Re: Michael Bay Debunks "Jason Statham in TF4" Rumor (1254767)
Posted by Sunspot on July 8th, 2011 @ 1:08am CDT
oh, thank god
Re: Michael Bay Debunks "Jason Statham in TF4" Rumor (1254775)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on July 8th, 2011 @ 1:25am CDT
thank god! i just hope bay is not lying like he usually does :/
Re: Michael Bay Debunks "Jason Statham in TF4" Rumor (1254783)
Posted by User897 on July 8th, 2011 @ 1:41am CDT
what i don't get is, why would bay be disspelling this rumor if he's no longer involved with transformers?
Re: Michael Bay Debunks "Jason Statham in TF4" Rumor (1254791)
Posted by NemesisMonkeySupreme on July 8th, 2011 @ 1:52am CDT
User897 wrote:what i don't get is, why would bay be disspelling this rumor if he's no longer involved with transformers?

here is why:
Originally Posted by michaelbay
How bout, just enjoy the movie out right now.

Michael

because as with all things michael bay, all michael bay cares about is michael bay, if you're talking about TF4 you're not talking about TF3 which means you're not talking about him.
Re: Michael Bay Debunks "Jason Statham in TF4" Rumor (1254811)
Posted by Blackstreak on July 8th, 2011 @ 2:41am CDT
I personally never put any hope in this rumor anyways. I'm w/ Michael on this one: enjoy the new one we got for a while. We can't be that anxious for the next movie that the hype on the 3rd one hasn't died down yet before rumors of the 4th. I think Jason's name came up only because of his relationship w/ Rosie anyways. To be honest, I can't see him doing the movie.
Re: Michael Bay Debunks "Jason Statham in TF4" Rumor (1254812)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on July 8th, 2011 @ 2:44am CDT
wait i thought bay was done with transformers so why was he asked about it and how would he know?
Re: Michael Bay Debunks "Jason Statham in TF4" Rumor (1254813)
Posted by User897 on July 8th, 2011 @ 2:48am CDT
That's what I just said as well. Mikey no likey attention going elsewhere.
Re: Michael Bay Debunks "Jason Statham in TF4" Rumor (1254823)
Posted by LiKwid on July 8th, 2011 @ 3:24am CDT
User897 wrote:what i don't get is, why would bay be disspelling this rumor if he's no longer involved with transformers?



Nuff said.... :-?
Re: Michael Bay Debunks "Jason Statham in TF4" Rumor (1254827)
Posted by Gemini220 on July 8th, 2011 @ 3:42am CDT
I can't see why Shia would walk away from all that money?!
Re: Michael Bay Debunks "Jason Statham in TF4" Rumor (1254848)
Posted by Cyberion on July 8th, 2011 @ 5:12am CDT
THANK GOODNESS!!! This bit of news made me happy enough to throw a party!!! Now the nightmares of a black suited Statham stepping out of a Transforming Audi A8, can stop... :BOT:
Re: Michael Bay Debunks "Jason Statham in TF4" Rumor (1254875)
Posted by leobreaker1977 on July 8th, 2011 @ 7:22am CDT
"just enjoy this one" why because we are TF fans and we demand more! :APPLAUSE:
Re: Michael Bay Debunks "Jason Statham in TF4" Rumor (1254922)
Posted by Gemini220 on July 8th, 2011 @ 9:34am CDT
I can see a 4th coming because of the way it ended. The never showed Dempsey's character after he was shocked and you know they always show the bad guy dead.

Also you still have Deceptagons around the world, the ones that were staging the piliers.
Re: Michael Bay Debunks "Jason Statham in TF4" Rumor (1254933)
Posted by Blackstreak on July 8th, 2011 @ 10:01am CDT
Gemini220 wrote:I can see a 4th coming because of the way it ended. The never showed Dempsey's character after he was shocked and you know they always show the bad guy dead.

Also you still have Deceptagons around the world, the ones that were staging the piliers.


There are also other Decepticon leaders besides Megatron and Shockwave around too. Plenty of story left to tell. But I still don't see Jason Statham being in any of them.
Re: Michael Bay Debunks "Jason Statham in TF4" Rumor (1254939)
Posted by zodconvoy on July 8th, 2011 @ 10:16am CDT
Gemini220 wrote:I can't see why Shia would walk away from all that money?!


He seems to have something few new actors have anymore: integrity and a sense of the craft. Now if only he had acting talent. :lol:

Megatron Wolf wrote:wait i thought bay was done with transformers so why was he asked about it and how would he know?


Because he isn't done yet. He's still doing the press stuff and hasn't been replaced yet.Just because he's not filming doesn't mean he's out. Plus, do you think everybody stops talking to each other afterwards? He's probably still talking to Don Murphy and Spielberg about DOTM. And whoever does get picked to replace him with probably talk to him about unused ideas from the first three. It's not like Terminator or Alien were every new director can reset the franchise when then hop on for their installment. Bay is stuck with this to a small degree until the end of this version of the franchise. Hell, for most Smallville and Superman Returns, Richard Donner was never left alone!
Re: Michael Bay Debunks "Jason Statham in TF4" Rumor (1254952)
Posted by Cyberion on July 8th, 2011 @ 10:30am CDT
The way Sam clocked Dempsey with that pipe, I don't think he's coming back. At least, let's hope not. And yes, there is definitely plenty of story left to tell. Maybe we can get ARCEE back in the story line. It couldn't hurt to have a foxy female Autobot and an Evil Female Decepticon in the story line.
Re: Michael Bay Debunks "Jason Statham in TF4" Rumor (1254981)
Posted by juxtapose519 on July 8th, 2011 @ 11:15am CDT
What I read:

"Stop talking about about Jason Statham and talk more about me and my great movie." - Michael Bay
Re: Michael Bay Debunks "Jason Statham in TF4" Rumor (1255042)
Posted by Marcdachamp on July 8th, 2011 @ 12:29pm CDT
I think he'd be a perfect fit. Michael Bay + crazy explosions + robots + Statham? He could play Chip Chase and it'd still be awesome.
Re: Michael Bay Debunks "Jason Statham in TF4" Rumor (1255065)
Posted by YRQRM0 on July 8th, 2011 @ 1:10pm CDT
Well said Michael. I'm surprised he said it like that though, because hasn't he solidly stated he won't return? Maybe it's growing on him..lol
Re: Michael Bay Debunks "Jason Statham in TF4" Rumor (1255071)
Posted by Cyberion on July 8th, 2011 @ 1:17pm CDT
Those big fat pay checks are always a reason to return. NO doubt the success of these movies will get him other projects that pay just as well, if not more.
Re: Michael Bay Debunks "Jason Statham in TF4" Rumor (1255200)
Posted by D-340 on July 8th, 2011 @ 4:55pm CDT
juxtapose519 wrote:What I read:

"Stop talking about about Jason Statham and talk more about me and my great movie." - Michael Bay



This. WTF would he know, he claims that DOTM is the last one he's doin'. Who's to say Paramount isn't already putting a new group together for a fourth. And if they are, why would they keep Bay in the loop, it's not like he's going to be involved with the franchise going forward.
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