Yesterday we heard that we might get not just a fourth but a fifth Transformers movie, and that professional movie badass Jason Statham would be stepping in to star. Now Statham is weighing in, and he has no idea where that crazy Internet is getting its information.
It seems like all the ingredients are coming together for two more Autobots vs. Decepticon flicks. Michael Bay is interested, screenwriter Ehren Kruger has ideas, Paramount and Hasbro are ready to hop on board again. But Shia LaBoeuf says he's done, and it's been widely reported that Statham might be the guy to take his place.
What say you, Mr. Statham?
"You know, I don't know how those things start ... you read 'em ... someone told me about it ... the internet is a dangerous place. There's a lot of stuff there."
Yeah, that pesky Internet can cause a lot of mischief. But what if he was approached? Would he be interested?
"I've got a lot of stuff in front of me ... Michael Bay's a very talented man. His movies make, you know, the last one was just like a billion dollars around the world, so people like his films. He's a talented man."
So, that's not a no. That's more like an "I'm just too busy, sorry." The flicks are only in their very, very early stages at this point, though, so it seems like a phone call from Steven Spielberg somewhere down the line could change Statham's mind. After all, who else but Jason "The Transporter" Statham could give those Autobots the drive they deserve?
(via Comic Book Movie)