Transformers 2 Casting Update: Jonah Hill & Teresa Palmer

Published 7 years ago by , Updated September 12th, 2013 at 1:52 pm,

jonah hill Transformers 2 Casting Update: Jonah Hill  & Teresa PalmerWhat a world!

[UPDATE: Looks like Jonah Hill won't be involved in Transformers 2 after all. Thank goodness for small miracles, I guess.]

First, he’s drawing pictures of penises as far as the eye can see. And now Jonah Hill (Superbad, Knocked Up and Forgetting Sarah Marshall) is in “early negotiations” to play Shia LaBeouf’s sidekick in next summer’s Transformers 2.

Early reports indicate Hill will play LaBeouf’s college roomate – a crazed webmaster who runs a conspiracy theory site.

Director Michael Bay & Co. need comic-relief and Anthony Anderson is kinda busy; what with him on Law & Order and all – he’s actually damn good on that show I might add.

And it appears Teresa Palmer has rebounded from the death of Justice League (i.e. concrete proof in the existence of God and that studio executives listen to fans.)

teresa palmer2 Transformers 2 Casting Update: Jonah Hill  & Teresa PalmerThe Aussie actress (currently on Bedtimes Stories with Adam Sandler) will also join the cast.

I can only guess at this time she’ll play a new love-interest for LaBeouf considering that Megan Fox (who’s in the middle of filming Jennifer’s Body) won’t be returning.

Filming on the Transformers sequel begins this summer for a June 26, 2009 release.

Sources: Entertainment Weekly and Courier Mail

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  1. Oh, joy.

    Because the FIRST Transformers movie wasn’t “stupid-funny” enough.


  2. Well, if the fact that I regret the fact that the first one was made, much less that I saw it, wasn’t enough to keep me from seeing the sequel, I guess we’ve found yet another reason for me to avoid it.

    Michael Bay just seems to keep striving for new lows when trashing Transformers.

  3. The funny sidekick is often the most annoying person in the movie.

    I know, have Grimlock step on him by accident and say ‘me, Grimlock, oops’.
    That WOULD make me laugh!

  4. Nice to see Trans 2 is keeping it real, real lame. (Insert product placement in mouth).
    All of a sudden this fat dork is the next Ben Stiller.
    O well he dose kinda reflect the tranny fanbase. :-/

  5. Transformers the movie = Lack of fighting.

  6. If this is true, I feel so bad for defending the first movie. So very, very bad…

  7. John Turturro (spell check that), played the Sector 7 guy in Transformers.
    He’s actually a GREAT actor but his performance was AWEFULL.
    He actually managed to act worse than his character was written.

    You can tell he’s holding back from laughing in the first scene he’s in.

    Ironically he had the funniest part in the entire film when he took off his uniform and underneath he was wearing a what looked like a (gift shop) Sector 7, t-shirt.

    I really dont expect trans2 to be any better than the first robo-mess.
    And (this time) I won’t even watch it until its on sale “used” for $4.99 (hear that Micheal Bay!)

  8. “O well he dose kinda reflect the tranny fanbase.”

    790, as a Transformers fan myself, I’m hoping that was a dig at those who liked the first live-action movie, and not at Transformers fans in general. I can honestly say that the Transformers fanbase is split on last years movie, and I suspect that split will carry over to this next one as well.

  9. Oh wow. If he was put in the Hobbit, there would be no end to my anger!


    Or something like that. ;)

  10. First, if I’ve offended anyone on this site that was not my intention. Unless somebody here is Jonah Hill.

    Yes FlameStrike (with the exception of KEL) it was a dig at the mouth breathing Mountian dew drinking ilk that LOVED transformers (the movie), not fans in general.

    See what a picture of Jonah Hill can do to me…
    That guy is like the ‘biggest’ no talent ever.
    Guy has the range of a pellet gun. Next thing you know hell be cast in the next Hobbit film. Blaaahh

  11. First of all it was not my intention to insult any Mountian Dew drinkers on this site…. (Again unless jonah hill is slothing around on the site).

    Steven the Git, it would be cool if he’s in the Hobbit just long enough to be eaten by some huge fat sloth_like creature. And then we see the Sloth spit him out like he tastes bad. (But of course he’s still dead).

    Did I just step over the line?

  12. Hail to the prophet that is 790! :D

  13. Time begins and Time ends,,,, and then it begins again!

    The Time Prophet

    Lol StG!

  14. Whereas I’m actually a fan of the first movie (strange that is how I found this website though, by reading Vic’s negative review of the TF movie) I’m disappointed that Megan Fox won’t be returning more than anything else.

    But the “sidekick” was there at the outset of Marvel Comics’ Transformers comics, although he didn’t stick around for long. But I can only guess that they feel like the human element in the first movie is what made it so big (and Shia WAS brilliant) so they’ve decided to go that route again. I agree with the overall sentiment that we need to move away from the comedy to see more of the Transformers, but oh well. Either way I’m sure they won’t forget the action scenes, though.

    Overall I’m just dismayed that Megan Fox won’t be returning. The more I saw of her in the first movie, the more I liked her.

  15. I liked the first Transformers movie but with this guy I really hope it ends up as good. I’m really afraid Transformers 2 will be another Spider-Man 3.

  16. I’m (not really afraid, cause who cares anyway) that Transformers 2, will be another Transformers……¥

  17. Thank god that fat kid isn’t in it. Stop hating on transformers…nerds