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Ladies and gentlemen, meet the new Shia LaBeouf!

OK, not exactly, but Michael Bay has confirmed on his blog that young actor Jack Reynor has been cast to act opposite Mark Wahlberg in the upcoming Transformers 4.
“He is an Irish kid that came to America with 30 bucks in his pocket,” Bay blogs about his new hire. “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.”

Richard isn’t the only credit on Reynor’s resume. He also has starred in Kirsten Sheridan’s Dollhouse and Eoin Macken’s Cold, which is in post-production. He has a part in Vince Vaughn’s The Delivery Man, which currently is filming in New York City. And he’ll move from there to the fourth Transformers, which Bay should begin filming later this year.

As for the sequel, Bay confirms a few other choice details about the upcoming film … which will not be a reboot. He says that the storyline takes place “exactly 4 years after the war in Chicago” that was documented in 2011’s Dark of the Moon. And Bay says that this movie will feel “very different” than the previous three, and that there is “a reason as to why we have a whole new cast.” Then, Bay reveals this bombshell:
We are embarking on a new trilogy.”

Boom. Now, Bay has stopped short of saying he will be directing a new trilogy. It’s very possible he’ll produce, and hand over the reigns. And that’s exciting to think that a fresh voice could continue the Transformers saga. But yes, we’ll have a lot more Transformers films in our future, and at least one of them will star Jack Reynor.