Popular film director Michael Bay announced today via his official website the newest addition to the cast of his upcoming fourth installment in the Transformers franchise.

In addition, he also shed some light on the rumors that Transformers 4 will be a reboot, as opposed to a sequel.

“I just hired a great new actor for Transformers 4 to star against Mark Wahlberg. Jack Reynor, he is an Irish kid that came to America with 30 bucks in his pocket. Pretty ballsy. Seriously who does that? Anyway I spotted him in a great little Irish movie WHAT RICHARD DID. This kid is the real deal.”

Transformers 4, is not a reboot. That word has been floating around on the net.”

“This movie takes place exactly 4 years after the war in Chicago. The story makes a very natural transition, and reason as to why we have a whole new cast. This Transformers will feel very different than the last three. We are embarking on a new trilogy.”

What do you think of the news that Transformers 4 will not be reboot, but the start of a new trilogy?

How will the casting of a virtually unknown actor affect the quality of the new movie?

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