Tyrese Gibson, best known for his character Roman Pearce in the “Fast and Furious” movies and also as Chief Master Sergeant Rob Epps in the first three “Transformers” films by Michael Bay, wants to be part of “Transformers: The Last Knight.” He has openly expressed his wish to director Michael Bay himself to have his character written into the script of the fifth “Transformers” movie, reports Screenrant.
Director Michael Bay posted two videos on his Instagram account, shot by Tyrese Gibson himself, expressing his interest in reprising his character in the new “Transformers” movie. “Mike Bay, I’m ready. Some people are asking me, Why do I want to come back and do Transformers so bad? Because it’s a high for me. You crazy? All of the action, all of the big scenes, all of the magical s**t that’s going on in your head. Being able to experience that s**t, man, it’s a lot of fun for me,” Gibson says in the video. Bay captioned the video “Tyrese is gettin itchy to be back!”
In the second video, Gibson demands, “I want back into my original family: Transformers. Stop bulls**ttin’, Mike. Pull the trigger, put the word out, write the character back into the movie and let’s get it on.” Michael Bay’s captioned reply is “I’m Thinking.”
As Screenrant points out, it would be really cruel on Michael Bay’s part if he uploaded Tyrese Gibson’s videos just for fun and didn’t include his character in “The Last Knight.” Because Bay is considering bringing back Gibson in the fold, it seems that Sergeant Rob Epps will probably have a glorified cameo as the script has been written already by now. Or maybe bringing back Epps was bay’s plan all along, who knows?
Also, Josh Duhamel, who played Lieutenant Colonel Lennox in the first three films alongside Tyrese Gibson, has been confirmed to return for the fifth movie on the official Twitter page of “Transformers.”
— #TRANSFORMERS (@transformers) May 17, 2016
Mark Wahlberg welcomed Duhamel in a tweet. “@joshduhamel welcome back to the #transformers family. This is gonna be good.” Duhamel thanked him, joking that Wahlberg should bring his golf clubs on set.
— Mark Wahlberg (@mark_wahlberg) May 17, 2016
— Josh Duhamel (@joshduhamel) May 17, 2016
The characters of Gibson and Duhamel were always like two brothers in the three “Transformers” films, so it makes sense that both are reunited. We expect an official announcement of Gibson’s joining “The Last Knight” soon.
“Transformers: The Last Knight” stars Mark Wahlberg, Isabela Moner, and Jerrod Carmichael. Peter Cullen will voice Optimus Prime again, Oscar winner Jean Dujardin and actor Stephen Merchant (“The Office”) are rumoured to be joining the movie as well.