The third Transformers movie has begun its casting and three names have been announced: John Malkovich, Frances McDormand… and Ken Jeong. Two of these people are critically acclaimed actors, and one of them is…well, Ken Jeong. Michael Bay begins pre-shoots on the movie next month and it will be shot all around the world in such locales as Russia and China. Transformers 3 will be released July 1, 2011 and will probably gross 500 bajillion (it’s a real number, Google it!) dollars in its opening weekend.
The fact that Bay has cast Malkovich has actually done the impossible: get me excited for a Transformers movie. The first two are better left ignored and forgotten, but if they get Turturro and Malkovich in the same scene to play off each other, I am so in. I am not pumped, however, to see Ken Jeong in this. He is oversaturating himself and in my opinion, he hasn’t been funny since his role as the doctor in Knocked Up.
Regardless, what do you think of these casting choices, and did the previous Transformers movies get you ramped up for a third one?