Michael Bay is currently hard at work on 'Transformers 4' that will effectively reboot the franchise while remaining true to the three films that came before it. In order to forge a connection between the original and new trilogy, it looks like Bay will bring back at least one castmember from the first movies. And it sure isn't Shia!

Turns out Josh Duhamel, who played Captain William Lennox in the 'Transformers' trilogy, is on course to return to the franchise, although the nature of his appearance is still unknown. The actor revealed as much to The Hollywood Reporter this past weekend, saying:

They're going [with a] younger [cast, but Michael] said he wants to put me in it someplace... I got to do three of those. It changed my career, it changed my life getting to be a part of something that big, so I’m grateful for even doing the first three of them."

Right now it doesn't sound like Duhamel will figure into 'Transformers 4' too prominently, but obviously it's too soon to tell. It's a sure bet he'll provide us with plenty of exposition when he returns, however.

So far, only Mark Wahlberg and newcomer Jack Reynor have been officially cast in 'Transformers 4,' which reportedly takes place four years after the conclusion of 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon.' The film currently has a June 27, 2014 release date, so more casting and production news should be landing on our planet in the near future.