Mark Wahlberg Explains What Happened To Shia LaBeouf’s Transformers Character

It’s one of the great unexplained mysteries in ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’: what happened to Shia LaBeouf’s Sam Witwicky?

He was the central character in the previous three films, but doesn’t even get a mention in ‘Part 4’. Even Optimus Prime has forgotten all about him.

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Thankfully, Mark Wahlberg, the new star of the franchise, was on hand to give us his take on the whereabouts of the character.

"Two years ago, Sam and his entirely family were swept away," Wahlberg jokily explains in his best gravelly "trailer" voice in our video above.

"Not by robots… by a tornado while crossing country, so they won’t be in this film. Cut to boom."

Shia LaBeouf in Transformers 3
Shia LaBeouf in Transformers 3

Obviously, he’s kidding, but we had to ask him why he thought Michael Bay had neglected to give them a mention in the film.

"I don’t think you really needed to [know what happened to them], they just pick up with this new family. The guy goes out and finds this truck and there you are, you’re right back in it."

Shia LaBeouf was catapulted to fame by the first three ‘Transformers’ films, but has recently sought help after getting into various scrapes including an incident last week which saw him ejected from a Broadway show and arrested.

'Transformers: Age of Extinction' is coming to UK cinemas on 5 July.