The rumors were confirmed on Tuesday as Michael Bay has officially announced that newcomer Jack Reynor has been cast opposite Mark Wahlberg in “Transformers 4.”
Here’s Bay’s full statement on the casting, which has the details of the film:
I just hired a great new actor for Transformers 4 to star against Mark Wahlberg. Jack Reynor, he is an Irish kid that came to America with 30 bucks in his pocket. 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.
Transformers 4, is not a reboot. That word has been floating around on the net. This movie takes place exactly 4 years after the war in Chicago. The story makes a very natural transition, and reason as to why we have a whole new cast. This Transformers will feel very different then the last three. We are embarking on a new trilogy.
The new Transformers film comes to theaters on June 27, 2014.