Okay, wasn’t quite ready for this one.  According to Showbiz Spy, Paramount is looking to move ahead with a fourth Transformers film replacing Shia LaBeouf with British actor Jason Statham.  Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and he are currently dating and their off screen chemistry might have been the catalyst for the decision.

I am not opposed to a fourth Transformers, I am not sure about the choice of Jason Statham as the lead.  Although story wise it could work if someone with a little bit of sense and a lot of love of the Transformers history is chosen to write it.  Personally I’d like to see a reboot of the franchise with some major redesigns of the Transformers themselves.

If a reboot isn’t possible, it wouldn’t be a terrible thing to turn over the lead role to veteran Transformers actor Josh Duhamel.  I’ve liked his character throughout all three films but felt he was grossly under utilized.  The possibilities are endless when it comes to Transformers, so let’s see some thinking outside the box.  How hard can it be to work out a storyline that includes the Dinobots?