8 January 2013 3:48 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Just when it appeared Michael Bay had all but locked in the young leads for Transformers 4, along comes the director himself with some new information. Yes, Bumblebee is out and Hot Rod is in… No, sorry, we’re being told that’s the product of our warped imaginations. Instead, Jack Reynor will be running with the robots. Normal0falsefalsefalseEN-gbjax-none /* Style Definitions */table.MsoNormalTable Reynor, who was born in the States but raised in Ireland, is having a damn good week. His latest film, What Richard Did, is arriving in UK cinemas this week and Bay has picked him to lead off TF4 alongside Mark Wahlberg.“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 »


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