‘Transformers 4’: Kelsey Grammer Added As Villain

Transformers 4 now has a new villain cast in Kelsey Grammer.

The next big Michael Bay film about giant alien robots is in the works, and a new villain has been cast. A human villain named Harold Attinger (Kelsey Grammer) is now up against Optimus Prime and the Autobots. Nothing yet is known about the specifics of this character, but we do know that the last time Kelsey Grammer was added to a major film franchise (X-Men) it didn’t turn out so good.

In fact, X-Men: The Last Stand was arguably the second worst film of the franchise, but we can’t blame Kelsey Grammer for that, to be fair. A lot of us would rather blame Halle Berry, who is expected to reprise her role as Storm in the next X-Men film, hopefully with a lot less to say.

Harold Attinger is a counter-intelligence agent, and probably a major character like Frances McDormand from the previous film. He certainly looks like he could command some soldiers around, and Michael Bay is most likely not going to change the way his films work.

Kelsey Grammer joins fellow actors Mark Wahlberg (Pain and Gain), Nicola Peltz (The Last Airbender), Jack Reynor (Dollhouse), and Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games) in a movie written by Ehren Kruger, who also wrote Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and its improved sequel Dark of the Moon.

The Transformers films under Michael Bay have starred some rather big name actors, even for villains. Hugo Weaving was Megatron, and Leonard Nimoy has actually played two villains in the films. The former Spock played Galvatron in the animated film, and the surprise villain Sentinel Prime in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, even lending a famous Spock line to the character.

Transformers 4 comes to theaters June 27th, 2014 and filming is scheduled to begin in Chicago and other locations this June.

Are you excited about the addition of Kelsey Grammer to Transformers 4?