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Jennifer Geacone-Cruz

Oh Shia, Shia, Shia. I can't say I like you. I had to suffer through Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps with the family on TV over Christmas, and I'm still suffering residual effects. That being said, you're a known quantity. Especially when it comes to Transformers. So, I admit that I was even less on-board with the idea of a Transformers: Age of Extinction when the whispers started up that you probably wouldn't even be in it. Whisper no more. has confirmed Irish soon-to-kind-of-be-famous on his Baytastic website.

To convince us that Transformers 4 won't be a total metal-plated clusterf*%k, he's given us some reassuring words about his newest star:

This kid is the real deal.

Well, there you go. Convinced?

Oh, and by the way, it's not a reboot. Bay assures us that it will be a "very natural transition" (that's what they all say) from the events of Transformers: Dark of the Moon to the events that will occur in Transformers 4. He then informs us that, "We are embarking on a new trilogy". If that's true, and if Reynor's lucky, he might have work for the next 5 years.

But hey, it's not Reynor's fault. I'm willing to give the kid a chance, but with co-star as Bay's lead backup singer in this potential trainwreck, I really hope that he's enough of the real deal to transcend all the forced hype. Remember, he's got Shia's shoes to fill.


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