Jason Statham taking over the Transformers franchise?

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Michael Bay and Shia LaBeouf are moving on from the Transformers franchise, but with Paramount keen to keep the money spinning, who to take the reins?

Well, if recent rumours are to be believed, none other than British ball-buster Jason Statham.

According to Showbiz Spy (uh, yeah), the Crank star is poised for the lead in Transformers 4 , and will take the robo-series into a “darker” direction.

Whether that means the introduction of the actor’s favourite four letter expletives and new catchphrase “I’m going to nut me a decepticon!” remains to be seen.

Yes, this is all to be taken with a huge helping of salt - and no doubt a rumour cranked out thanks to the fact that Statham is currently dating T3 babe Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

Is the world ready for a Statham-led Transformers movie? Watch this space.