The INSIDER Summary:
- Tyrese Gibson shared several Instagram posts in 2016 which seemingly confirmed he would be back in “Transformers 5.”
- “Transformers” star Josh Duhamel says Tyrese actually isn’t in the movie at all.
- He’s not listed in the film’s credits.
- Duhamel says he wishes Tyrese would let people know he’s not in the film, which hits theaters June 21.
A quick search on Google will tell you “Fast and the Furious” actor Tyrese Gibson is in the next “Transformers” movie out in theaters June 21.
The actor shared a few Instagram posts back in June 2016 in which he seemingly confirmed that he would be back in “The Last Knight,” reprising his role as Robert Epps.
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Gibson even showed up in an Instagram video and photo with “Transformers” director Michael Bay.
He captioned each item, “Rumor has it………… Nah…. Robert Epps is back!!!!!! T5 summer 2017 just got even more interesting.”
But when INSIDER recently spoke with “The Last Knight” star Josh Duhamel about being reunited with Tyrese on set, he was extremely puzzled.
“Actually, Tyrese is not back. I don’t know where that’s coming from,” said Duhamel. “Tyrese wants everybody to think that.”
And they certainly do. There have been reports across numerous entertainment sites including Entertainment Weekly and Variety based off of Tyrese’s Instagram post, suggesting and even confirming Gibson is in the movie.
Maybe Tyrese will show up in some surprise end-credits scenes, but as far as Duhamel is concerned, the actor isn’t in the film. He did miss having him on set, though.
“He’s not in the movie,” said Duhamel. “It is upsetting because I love Tyrese. I wish somebody … I wish he would tell people that he’s not actually in it.”
INSIDER reached out to Paramount Pictures for comment. When you head to IMDBpro, Gibson isn’t listed anywhere in the film’s credits.
Perhaps Bay has something else in mind for Tyrese. He did tell MTV’s Josh Horowitz at CinemaCon recently there are 14 more Transformers stories written. That’s plenty of opportunities to bring back cast from older flicks.
You can catch Duhamel reprise his role as Lieutenant Colonel William Lennox in “The Last Knight” when it’s in theaters June 21.
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