Irish actor outlines role in rebuilding ‘Transformers’

Upcoming Irish actor Jack Reynor has revealed how his movie Transformers 4 will take the series off in a new direction, taking it “a step away” from previous movies in the franchise.

The star will have a major role in director Michael Bay’s forthcoming blockbuster.

Discussing the initial meetings with the director, he told Hollywood Reporter: “All I knew was basically that Michael was going to make Transformers 4 and we were going to chat about me being in it. We didn’t chat about making a fourth or any of the motives behind it. But personally I think there’s a lot more to be done with it.

“There’s a whole new direction to take it in, and a lot more to explore in that universe. I think we’re going to make a definitive step away from the previous movies and this is going to be a lot of fun. I’m incredibly excited.”

Bay himself revealed: “It’s a totally different story. It’s with Mark Wahlberg and his daughter. It’s the same world. You have the three movies, but there’s a reason why there’s a new cast. And it’s explained very clearly when you see it. It’s going to feel natural. So it’s not like we’re starting over or anything like that.”

Reynor, 21, was born in Colorado but moved to Ireland when he was two. He grew up in Humphreys-town, Co Wicklow, and later attended Belvedere College in Dublin where he became involved in theatre work.

Earlier this year Reynor won a best actor Ifta for his role in Lenny Abrahamson’s What Richard Did. He was accompanied to the ceremony by actress/model Madeline Mulqueen, who was first seen onscreen in the Rubberbandits’ video for ‘Horse Outside’. The couple are believed to be still dating.

Jack has four movies in post-production at the moment including Transformers 4 and Delivery Man.

His TV movies include Three Wise Women and Chasing Leprechauns.


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