Michael Bay has said that Transformers 4 will be the start of a new trilogy.
The director confirmed the news after announcing another lead for the forthcoming film. Jack Raynor, a little known Irish actor, will join Mark Whalberg in the sci-fi franchise.
Bay said: “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.”
He continued: ” 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 then the last three. We are embarking on a new trilogy.”
Transformers 4 is set for release on June 27, 2014.