Did Bay just open the door for old characters in Transformers 4?

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Jul 4, 2015, 2:09 PM EDT

After three installments, Michael Bay's Transformers franchise is up for a reboot. We still don't know exactly what to expect, though we have been told it'll be a whole new take on the concept. But now it seems a few old faces might be making the transition to the new-look Transformers.

Bay recently told Entertainment Tonight we can expect a "very different" feel that will "definitely open the franchise up for many more to come, and it's going to have a freshness to it."

Interestingly, the report notes the sequel will "predominantly" feature new actors. That definitely leaves some wiggle room for some familiar players to keep on fighting the Decepticons.

With the door ajar, original co-star Tyrese Gibson (USAF Master Sergeant Epps) is trying to slide through it and says he has already been in talks with Bay to return for part four.

He told Mobli:

"I don't know... me and Michael Bay, we've been exchanging e-mails... I mean Text Messages and I just hope that it works out... But for me I started this s*** with Shia, Josh, Michael Bay and the team and sometimes you lose a team member. In my mind not be in a part with Transformers 4... if that's even happening... it f**** me up. I'll be honest... I love it. It was the childhood, movie, favorite of mine... you know I don't really not wanna be a part of the franchise. Period. You know when you lose a team member sometimes you gotta keep going. Period."
In addition to Gibson, we've also heard that actor Glenn Morshower, who played a military leader in the previous installments, might also be back. So if Morshower and Gibson are at least in talks, you have to wonder if the latest sequel will play up the military angle on the human side, nixing the teen angle that had existed with Shia LaBeouf's character Sam Witwicky.

What do you think of the latest sequel buzz? Which characters do you want to see back for round four?

(Via /Film)