Tyrese Gibson Believes that Michael Bay and Shia LaBeouf Will Return for Transformers 4; Wants a Bigger Part in Fast Six
Posted 09.22.11 by Ryan
What happens when the sequel to a successful franchise goes on to earn over $1 billion in worldwide box office? You make another sequel, says Hollywood law.
Such is the case with Transformers: Dark of the Moon, which easily outperformed the other comic book movies of the summer, prompting the producers to claim that there will be "a second trilogy" that will not be a reboot. However, franchise star Shia LaBeouf has publicly stated that he does not want to return for a potential Transformers 4, while director Michael Bay admitted to MTV in June that he's finally going to make the low-budget, dark comedy Pain & Gain "next", making Bay's involvement questionable.
No problem, says Transformers actor Tyrese Gibson, who recently told MovieWeb that both Bay and LaBeouf will be back for more.
I think, with the success of Transformers: Dark of the Moon, both Michael Bay and Shia probably want a break from the franchise, but there's no way, I believe, that, at some point, they're not going come back to do Transfomers 4. Maybe they need a few years to get a few other creative things out of their system, which is understandable, but for people to love this franchise around the world like they do, it's damn-near crazy to not give the fans what they love and enjoy again. So maybe two years, maybe three years will go by, you never know, but I believe, and hope, that we are able to do another Transformers. I'm a real Transformers fan, outside of the fact that I'm in the movie, but I just hope we're able to do it again one day. It's the first film in Paramount's 99-year history that has ever grossed $1 billion. I hope we're able to figure this out.
Until Transformers 4 gets off the ground, Gibson will be busy with the other franchise he's involved in, Fast and the Furious. The sixth installment, Fast Six (working title), which director Justin Lin recently revealed already had a finished, 12-minute, ending sequence. In a separate MovieWeb interview, Gibson said that he would like his character, Roman Pierce, to have a more elevated role.
I just hope that they keep the concept of the heist going. I hope they allow me to be more a part of the decision-making, how we're going to get this mission accomplished, instead of having the mission thrown at us and we become disgruntled about the mission (Laughs). I just hope they allow Roman to be Roman Pierce, have some fun and play my part. I'm not fighting for camera time, but we had a lot of fun promoting it (Fast Five). We went to eight different countries, and I just love it.
Fast Six has a scheduled release date of May 24, 2013. Chris Morgan, who wrote the three previous installments, returns to pen the sixth installment.
Transformers 4 is still not official yet, but is, as Gibson points out, only a matter of time.