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It looks like Michael Bay's 'Trans4mers' has found its villain, and I'm not talking about Megatron. The fourth installment of the franchise based on the 80s toyline/cartoon series currently boasts Mark Wahlberg and Stanley Tucci on its cast roster. Now they can also add Kelsey Grammer to the list. Grammer will play Harold Attinger, a character who is said to be a counterintelligence agent. He will evidently be the film's principal human antagonist. This is not Grammer's first foray into a blockbuster this size. He played Hank McCoy/Beast in Brett Ratner's 'X-Men: The Last Stand' in 2006. 'Transformers 4' is set to begin production this coming July ahead of a June 27th, 2014 release.
This is a great acquisition for 'Trans4mers.' Most people know Kelsey Grammer from 'Fraiser,' and are probably therefore unconvinced of his aptitude for playing villains. However, I would like to point you to two items on his resume. The first is the Starz series 'Boss,' in which he plays the more-than-a-touch corrupt mayor of Chicago. That series is a dark, severe Machiavellian drama and Grammer turns in a powerhouse performance in each episode. Also, let us not forget that Grammer voices one of the greatest villains in television history: Sideshow Bob. I do feel bad for Grammer in that he's never really found a foothold in blockbuster cinema. As mentioned, he was in 'X-Men: The Last Stand,' but that is also widely considered the worst of the X-Men films. I'm not sure that the fourth Transformers movie is going to fare much better in turning Grammer into a summer movie mainstay.
What do you guys think? Are you excited Grammer is coming aboard? Do you think this might lead to his having more of a presence in blockbuster movies in the future?