Shia LaBeouf quits ‘Transformers’ as ‘Dark Of The Moon’ opens worldwide

Blockbuster star believes there is nowhere else to take his character

Shia LaBeouf has quit the Transformers series as the third movie Day Of The Moon opens across the world.

The actor has played hero Sam Witwicky in three live-action films alongside the robots in disguise. However, he has now declared that the current film would be his last as the human lead.

However, he had nothing but praise for director Michael Bay, who looked after all three. LeBouf told MTV News: “I just don’t think right now there’s anywhere to take Sam. I’ve learned a great deal from Michael, as a person, as an actor, as a person on set. And it’s not that I don’t enjoy working with Michael. I love working with Michael. I would do any movie Michael wants to do. I just don’t think there’s anywhere to take it with Sam.”

Speaking at the film’s premiere this week, LaBeouf reaffirmed his decision to bring the experience to a close. He said: “It feels like graduation day, you know? I never went to college. I spent all of my college years on the set. This is my graduation. I wish I could have worn one of those funny hats, dude.”

Asked what he would wear underneath his graduation gown, the actor joked: “Nothing. A unitard. A leopard unitard and a graduation hat.”

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon opens in the UK tomorrow (July 1). You can watch the trailer by clicking above.Video