Oh, the Transformers franchise—a series of films about walking trucks from space that punch each other amidst a sea of inflammatory racial stereotypes, scantily-clad gals who think they’re in a Carl’s Jr. ad, and Shia LaBeouf’s sweaty, manic overacting.  Well, Transformers fans, you have one less thing to worry about concerning Transformers 4—Shia LaBeouf will not be returning to ruin it (but, you know, the overreliance on CGI, bloodless technical skill, and zero story whatsoever will probably still make it horrible).

Paramount film group president Adam Goodman recently stated that Shia LaBeouf will definitely not be in Transformers 4, and will go the way of post-Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Megan Fox obscurity (one can hope, anyway).  Further, he indicated will be moving in a different direction (perhaps it will be walking skyscrapers from space that come to Earth to punch each other?  Or perhaps a series of warring telephone poles?) by stating that “Ehren Kruger [who wrote the past two Transformers movies] is writing it for us, and we’re starting to engage, but I can’t say anything more.”

But hey, not to worry, Transformers fans.  Sure, there are some changes ahead.  But as long as Michael Bay is at the helm, one thing is for certain: the film will be a juvenile, pandering mess of explosions and highly toned legs.  So there’s always that, right?

What do you think of the Transformers 4 news?

Source: /Film