The search for the new young actor to lead Michael Bay's 'Transformers 4' is over. Yes, our brief national nightmare has come to an end because Michael Bay has chosen the new Shia LaBeouf.

On his official site, director Michael Bay announced who he has chosen to lead 'Transformers 4' opposite Mark Wahlberg in typical Michael Bay fashion. The actor's name is Jack Reynor, and as Michael Bay explains, he found him in some little movie we've probably never heard of because we're not as cool as Michael Bay, the kind of guy who just watches whatever is on TV at 3 am and then brags about it.

He also wants you to know that, despite what you've heard, 'Transformers 4' is not a reboot, but it does signal the beginning of a new trilogy -- whatever that means. We're also huge fans of Michael Bay's grammar, which is about as thoughtful as his action scenes:

I just hired a great new actor for Transformers 4 to star against Mark Wahlberg. Jack Reynor, he is an Irish kid that came to America with 30 bucks in his pocket. Pretty ballsy. Seriously who does that? Anyway I spotted him in a great little Irish movie WHAT RICHARD DID. This kid is the real deal.


Transformers 4, is not a reboot. That word has been floating around on the net.


This movie takes place exactly 4 years after the war in Chicago. The story makes a very natural transition, and reason as to why we have a whole new cast. This Transformers will feel very different then the last three. We are embarking on a new trilogy.