Josh Duhamel And Most Other Humans Not Returning For Transformers 4

Let's be honest-- nobody was going to see the Transformers movies because Josh Duhamel was in them. The actor had some nice moments as a military man fighting the good fight against the Decepticons, but he-- and, let's face it, most of the humans in the movies-- were never really the main draw. And as the franchise prepares to get kick-started again with Transformers 4, the actors may all be kicked to the curb in favor of more robot mayhem. Talking to E!, Duhamel confessed what we all kind of expected-- none of the humans are likely to return.

"I don't think anybody's doing it. I know Shia [LaBoeuf]'s not doing it. I don't think Tyrese or Rosie [Huntington-Whiteley] or anybody else is doing it. Whenever these movies make that much money they're going to make as many as they can. But I haven't heard anything about it. They haven't called me."

Of course, Duhamel shouldn't feel too offended-- the only reason we know that Michael Bay is returning to direct the film is because producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura let the info slip earlier this week, and even then he insisted everything was so early there wasn't even a story in place. Even if Duhamel were set to return, it seems entirely possible he wouldn't have gotten a phone call yet. But really, if Shia LaBeouf isn't looking likely to return, it's hard to imagine they'd bring Duhamel, or Tyrese Gibson, or especially replacement girlfriend Rosie Huntington-Whiteley back into the fold. The Autobots and the Decepticons are the main appeal, and if Bay and company want to paint Transformers 4 as change of pace from the previous films, they'd do well to add some more humans to the mix.

Do you think you'll miss Duhamel and company in the film, which is set for a summer 2014 release? Or are you also anxious for a change of pace. Let us know in the comments below.

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend