Former Super Junior Member, Han Geng, Joins Transformers 4”

By on July 15, 2013 in Movies

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Han Geng (韩庚), a former member of the Korean pop group Super Junior, has joined the cast of Paramount Pictures’ Transformers 4, as announced by director Michael Bay yesterday.

“He’s one of Asia’s top stars in the worlds of music, television and movies and has become one of the most influential entertainers in China,” announced Michael Bay on Transformers 4’s official website. “Now he’ll be known for Transformers 4. Welcome Han Geng to the cast of Transformers 4.”

Han Geng joins Mark WalhbergStanley TucciKelsey GrammerSophia Myles, and fellow Chinese actress Li Bingbing (李冰冰) in the action-packed film.

The 29-year-old singer-actor tweeted, “I’m very excited to join the family of [the] Transformers movie. Thanks to Michael Bay, Paramount, Jiaflix and China Movie Channel!”

Transformers 4 is the fourth installment of Michael Bay’s Transformers film series, a science fiction action franchise based on a series of toys created by Hasbro and Tomy. The first three films, starring Shia LaBeouf in all three, were released respectively in 2007, 2009, and 2011. The fourth installment, a co-production between di Bonaventura Pictures, Hasbro, China Movie Channel, and Jiaflix Enterprises, is scheduled for a June 27, 2014 release in 3D.

In hopes to strengthen the movie’s appeal in China, Paramount Pictures held televised auditions in mainland China in order to find potential stars for the film’s Chinese cast. The potential Chinese roles include “one cute Lolita, one sexy goddess, one tech-savvy nerd, and one action hero.”

Over 70,000 people auditioned for the film, in which the final cast will be determined by popular votes. The hopeful stars include Taiwanese actors Peter Ho (何潤東) and Jiro Wang (汪東城).

Although Jiro is the current number one favorite to portray the film’s “action hero”, a few netizens have sarcastically voiced their opposition. One wrote, “Will there be a scene of Jiro Wang playing the electric guitar?” Another netizen commented, “I’ll rather get beaten to death than to enter that cinema.”

Transformers 4 will be shooting in multiple locations throughout the United States and China during the summer. Confirmed locations include Austin, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, and Hong Kong.

Sources: Ettoday.net; Twitter.com; thewrap.com

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

13 comments to Former Super Junior Member, Han Geng, Joins Transformers 4”

  1. Funn Lim says:

    Well they do need someone to trample on.

    By the way I saw Pacific Rim and it was like 3 transformers movie in 1. Awesome movie, and set in HK and NOT ONE so called Chinese actor like Fan Bing Bing in it. And I have more respect for Pacific Rim.

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    • missbubbles replied:

      Agreed!!!

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    • Mr.chow replied:

      Wait ! The movies set in hong kong and they didn’t have one Chinese actor in it!!!??? U respect a movie like that!!!???

      Damn jews in hollywood

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  2. sehseh says:

    Hmmm… how long the appearance would be? Like 3 seconds of FBB in China version only? Which has been media play to death.

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    • Funn Lim replied:

      Running – 1 second
      Falls down – 1 second
      Screaming – 1 second
      shocked look – 1 second
      Ham jim peng effect – 1 second

      total, 5 seconds! Enough time to recognise his.. errrr.. aura.

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    • sky replied:

      FBB is in PR? lol…i didn’t even notice her at all..

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  3. ha ha idiot says:

    he and bing bing makes chinese proud.

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  4. mnbv says:

    i can see this movie is going to be a flop lol

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  5. Yana says:

    Who the heck is he?

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    • HeTieShou replied:

      As mentioned, he is a former member of the band Super Junior which is a famous and popular Korean group with Chinese and Korean members. If you are into Korean bands then you would know them, but I guess you aren’t…

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  6. So does that mean that the other actors and actresses who tried out didn’t get the role since they said they’re getting two profession and two rookie/amateur chinese actors? No Peter Ho or Yan Kuan?

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  7. Nori says:

    I got to know this guy by watching So Young. I don’t think he’s good enough to handle the role.

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  8. GD says:

    Huzzah!

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