17/02/2012 10:54 GMT

Transformers 4: Shia LaBeouf Will Not Star, Says Josh Duhamel

Shia LaBeouf will not be returning for Transformers 4, according to his co-star Josh Duhamel.

The actor played Sam Witwicky in the first three movies and there has already been speculation about whether he would reprise the role for a fourth time, after he suggested he was "done" with the action-packed franchise.

And now Josh has told E! News that Shia would not be in the flick, and it doesn't look like he will be reprising his own role of Captain William Lennox either.

He said: "I don't think anybody's doing it. I know Shia's not doing it. I don't think Tyrese or Rosie [Huntington-Whiteley] or anybody else is doing it."

He continued: "Whenever these movies make that much money they're going to make as many as they can. [But] I haven't heard anything about it. They haven't called me."

Earlier this month it was revealed that Michael Bay would return to direct Transformers 4 and would work with Steven Spielberg on the project.

"Steven Spielberg and I are working on a whole new re-imagining of Transformers, the fourth instalment. We have been working on the idea for a few months. I'm excited about where it's headed," he said on his official website.

Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura had already hinted that the franchise may be starting afresh.

"I think we really are going to do a reboot there. What that's going to be, we don't even know yet. We've got to get a story first," he told MTV.