According to this unsure Variety story, some of these things MAY SOON HAPPEN but nothing has been locked in just yet. You’ll forgive us if we don’t run the story a second time once all the signatures are acquired:
— Paramount is looking to shoot Transformers 4 and Transformers 5 back to back.
— Shia LaBeouf is out.
— Jason Statham is being considered for a major role.
— Michael Bay still insists on directing.
— Ehren Kruger has been cooking up plot ideas.
— Hasbro has no interest in forcing Paramount to make good movies from their popular toy line.
— Please enjoy the rest of your evening.