The Transformers franchise isn't ending anytime soon.
The fifth Transformers movie will be released next year and Michael Bay is introducing a new female lead.
According to The Wrap, Nickelodeon star Isabela Moner has been listed along with the character description for the new lead named "Izabella."
The young character has been described as follows:
A street-smart tomboy who grew up an orphan and was raised in foster care. She counts a small Transformer as her only friend… until she meets [Mark] Wahlberg's heroic inventor Cade Yeager.
Moner, 14, is the youngest star to join the cast of Transformers since the first movie was released.
Moner has appeared in Nickelodeon's 100 Things To Do Before High School, TV sitcom Growing Up Fisher, and the recently announced TV movie, Legends of the Hidden Temple.
Casting Moner may come off as a surprise to most, but it would appear that the move was expected from Viacom, which owns both Nickelodeon and Paramount. As Cinema Blend notes, the company is looking to develop its new talents and casting Moner in Transformers 5 would be a good move.
However, what comes more as a surprise is Moner's age, which is totally out of the usual casting decisions Michael Bay has done in the past. It appears that the franchise is looking towards reaching a younger demographic.
It sure sounds like a good plan if the franchise is looking towards more Transformers movies in the future.
Transformers 5 is slated for release on June 23, 2017.