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Rumour: Transformers 4 will have a female lead character

The latest rumour to emerge from Michael Bay’s forthcoming Transformers 4 is an intriguing one, with the suggestion being that the film will feature a female protagonist.

Up until now, female roles in the franchise have largely amounted to standing around in increasingly revealing outfits and screaming every so often. And to be fair, Megan Fox and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley have done that very well.

However, according to Spoiler TV (opens in new tab) , Bay is now keen to change all that, with the leading role set to be a female one. With Shia LaBeouf having dropped out some months ago, it looks like he’ll be getting a girly-shaped replacement in the coming months.

The character is set to be a high school senior, whose boyfriend is a Texan racecar driver. Sounds about right, doesn’t it? The casting search is apparently well underway for both.

Bay recently suggested that the new movie will be his last entry in the series, so he’ll be looking to go out with a bang. Well, a bigger bang than usual. Transformers 4 will open in the UK on 27 June 2014.

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