Josh Duhamel won't be enlisting to roll out with the Autobots in "Transformers 4"

From the almost daily “Transformers 4” update department …

This tweet was soooooo disappointing:

https://twitter.com/joshduhamel/status/347718132992978944

I suppose with alpha male Mark Wahlberg starring in “Transformers 4” there wasn’t a lot of room for Duhamel to reprise his Maj. William Lennox character from the first three films.

I hated on about 75% of the franchise, but I enjoyed Lennox and his elite squad of soldiers including Tyrese as those were the action scenes that Director Michael Bay could put together in his sleep.

transformers_3 tyrese and josh_duhamel

In watching him stage the fight scenes involving the soldiers, I always felt like Bay was given the reins to the wrong Hasbro property as I still think he’d be able to put together a great G.I. Joe movie. I’m being serious.

What do you think? Will you miss Duhamel and his crew or do you think Wahlberg won’t have you regretting the shift at all?

  • Barry Murray

    I don’t know why they can’t just make it a film about giant robots fighting and transforming.
    They have had to make it a military film which also has giant robots.
    The first one was absolutely pants and the rest have only gotten worse.
    I want to see a transformers movie with either NO people in it, or just a couple.

  • That’s always been my biggest issue with Transformers. I just want to see the robots fighting it out with minimum human interaction. I can see that in EVERY OTHER action movie. Sigh.

  • To be honest, I think they dropped the ball when they let what’s her name go as the love interest from the first two films. The new girl was just that, the new girl. Yes she was pretty but the franchise definitely lost a touch of its original swag that had been developed. As for Wahlberg coming on board to the franchise, I think he’s a safe bet as he does well in action films. However, when the studios get into pissing matches instead of whats best for the film and the fans, then we see these kinds of casting fumbles being made. Unfortunately, at the end of the day, it is about business for the studios and we tend to come second if they think they can sell us on some watered down version of an already winning formula. It sucks but I guess it comes with the territory. For instance, though I heard that the new GI Joe was good, I really was not as interested since they did not bring back Marlon Wayans as Ripchord. Marlon seemed to be okay with it, at least that was is statement publicly. Personally, I thought he did a fantastic job and he was one of the main reasons I enjoyed the movie as much as I did. Oh well…I’ve about run out of space to reply…