Tyrese Gibson is a man who knows what he wants when it comes to movies. Having appeared in blockbuster franchises such as the Transformers and Fast & Furious movies after expanding his entertainment career from music into acting, Gibson has also pushed heavily to be the next Green Lantern.
Not everything is going Gibson’s way, though. Not only has he not been cast as Green Lantern, but Green Lantern is not expected to appear in the DCEU until at least 2019. In addition, Gibson has been missing from the Transformers franchise since Transformers: Dark of the Moon. If he has anything to say about the matter, though, that omission will not last for long.
Transformers: The Last Knight director Michael Bay posted a pair of videos to Instagram in which Gibson declares his intentions to return to the Transformers movie universe. Bay comments on both videos, saying “Tyrese is gettin itchy to be back!” in response to the first and “I’m Thinking” in response to the second. See both videos below:
But why does Gibson want back into the Transformers franchise so badly, other than the massive amount of money he no doubt made acting in them? According to him, it’s because the movies are a whole lot of fun to be in, which makes sense given the fact that they’re about giant robots fighting each other and blowing lots of things up. But also, maybe he’s just a little bit sentimental about the people he worked with there:
“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.
“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.”
So does Michael Bay posting the videos to Instagram mean that he has heard Gibson’s call to action and is working on bringing him back into the family in his role as Chief Master Sergeant Rob Epps? Nothing has been announced yet, but it would be a pretty cruel tease for Bay to not follow through at this point. While Gibson will be returning to the Fast & Furious franchise for Fast 8, he still has a Green Lantern-sized hole in his heart, a hole that perhaps could be filled with giant robots.
Transformers: The Last Knight opens in U.S. theaters on June 23, 2017, followed by the Bumblebee spinoff on June 8, 2018, and Transformers 6 on June 28, 2019.
Source: Michael Bay