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.

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.