An Original Transformers Star Is Definitely Returning For Transformers: The Last Knight

When Transformers: Age of Extinction came out in 2014, it was a bit of a soft reboot for the franchise. While all the giant robots were back, all of our human lead characters had been replaced by new faces. However, amongst all the other news that has recently broken regarding Transformers: The Last Knight, is the fact that one actor from the original trilogy will be returning. Josh Duhamel is back as Lt. Colonel William Lennox.


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Josh Duhamel played the role of William Lennox in all three of the Transformers films that starred Shia Labeouf. Lennox was stationed at an army base which was one of the very first places that Decepticons attacked in the first Transformers movie. From that point on, he was always somewhere on the front lines whenever the giant robots were attacking each other. While there was talk at one point that Duhamel would reprise his role in Transformers: Age of Extinction, that never materialized. At the time, the actor said that Michael Bay wanted to include him in the Mark Wahlberg-led sequel. While it didn’t work out at the time, it appears there was at least some truth to that, as the director is happy to have him back now.


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The news that Josh Duhamel will be returning comes on the heels of another casting announcement. Isabela Moner will be joining the film as well. Transformers: The First Knight looks to be rounding out it’s human cast quite quickly now. With a scheduled release of 2017, the movie will be going into production very soon, so it’s time to get their cast lined up. The returning lead is also excited to have Josh Duhamel back for the series fifth installment.


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As it stands, Josh Duhamel will be the only actor from the original trilogy to return for the new one. Most other actors from the first three films have sworn off the franchise at this point. Does the return of Duhamel mean good things for the next installment? Let us know what you think in the comments.

Dirk Libbey
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