Looks like Dark of the Moon was the last hurrah for Shia Lebeouf and his giant, talking, transforming robot friends. Along with the announcement Ehren Kruger would be returning to write the fourth installment of the Transformers series it’s been confirmed there’s no Lebeouf. Paramount film group president Adam Goodman spoke with The Hollywood Reporter on the subject of Lebeouf’s return saying,
The story is going in a different direction now. Ehren Kruger [who wrote the past two Transformers movies] is writing it for us, and we’re starting to engage, but I can’t say anything more.
I never saw Dark of the Moon. I was still suffering from post-traumatic Revenge of the Fallen syndrome, a film I try block out when I can. So, I don’t really remember how things we’re wrapped up for Witwicky and co. come the end of the series, but I really don’t care either. I do remember enjoying the first Transformers flick, but I can’t say I’ve watched it much since its release. Personally, I’m enjoying the hell out of Transformers Prime so I’m not really aching for another film. I know it’s a cartoon, which really translates to a 22 minute commercial for toys, but I still believe the characters on Prime are immensely more developed than anybody in one of Michael Bay‘s films. Seriously, check it out.
Anyway, with Witwicky out what would you like to see from Transformers 4? Y’know, besides Michael Bay not returning to direct ’cause I think we’re stuck with that.