The decision to make Transformers a live action trilogy was set in stone after the success of the first film, so we’re not surprised that the third movie is on its way. What is shocking are the casting decisions being made by director Michael Bay and Paramount. The main characters played by Shia Labeouf and Megan Fox were a given to return but then Tyrese Gibson was confirmed, and now Josh Duhamel. Can someone explain to me why?

During the ShoWest convention that’s taking place as I type, Duhamel announced that he’s been in contact with Bay regarding the next Transformers film and he gave a little update. According to SuperHeroHype, the actor met with the director yesterday and he said the script for the sequel is complete and filming is slated to begin this summer. So, we’re taking that as a confirmation that his character, Major Lennox will return.

Here’s my question, what will he and Gibson do exactly? What was their purpose in Revenge of the Fallen? They were two of the MANY characters we didn’t need to be involved. Their appearance in the first film was understandable, an alien race had descended upon the world, the government had to get in on that. But in the second one they weren’t needed, and they didn’t progress the story at all.

My concern regarding this film continues to grow. Transformers 3 is scheduled to hit theaters on July 1, 2011.

What do you think about Duhamel’s return? What can his character do this time around?