Transformers 5 casts Bad Neighbours star

The cast of Transformers 5 just got that bit funnier

News has been relatively thin on the ground on the Transformers 5 front lately – which is surprising, considering how loud and in-your-face the films themselves are. Still, there has been a little bit of progress on that front recently, with Jerrod Carmichael (most recently seen in the Seth Rogen comedy Bad Neighbours) being added to the cast.

According to the report on The Wrap, there is no word yet on exactly who he is playing, but we are sure that this will be the first in a long line of announcements relating to Hasbro’s blockbuster behemoth of a franchise. Apparently diminishing interest in the series hasn’t exactly led to diminishing returns, with the success of Age Of Extinction convincing the studio that more films would be a viable prospect. With Michael Bay returning to direct, Transformers fans will have everything they could possibly hope for.

attends the premiere of "Neighbors" at Regency Village Theatre on April 28, 2014 in Westwood, California.
Jerrod Carmichael has joined the cast of Transformers 5

Carmichael joins a cast that already includes the returning Mark Wahlberg and Peter Cullen (as the voice of Optimus Prime), in addition to newcomer Isabela Moner. Bay is directing from a script penned by (take a deep breath) Andrew Babber, Lindsey Beer, Gabriel Ferrari, Matt Holloway, Art Marcum, Ken Nolan, Zak Penn, Jeff Pinkner and Geneva Robertson-Dworet, with Tom DeSanto, Akiva Goldsman, Don Murphy and Clayton Townsend producing.

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