Rainn Wilson Schools Shia in Transformers 2

Rainn Wilson

This whole Transformers 2 thing is about to get out of hand — an occurrence that will surely lead to the wetting of my own pants. As production begins to ramp up, casting has begun and sets are being put together — and ultimately, facts are beginning to emerge that even Michael Bay can’t claim as fake. One particular fact is that Rainn Wilson, commonly known as Dwight K. Shrute on “The Office”, has admitted to signing on for a cameo role as one of Shia LaBeouf’s college professors.

Wilson told MTV during their Sneak Peek Week that he plays “a professor that turns into a car that turns into a robot.” And while we think he is joking — though we can never be sure, as we still believe that Dwight is going to be John McCain’s running mate — we do now know that the plot of Transformers 2 will revolve around Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) going off to college, where we can only imagine there will be some Decepticons waiting to disassemble his ass.

As for Wilson, he has historically pulled off cameos. And by historically, I mean that he was very good in Juno.

Wilson can be seen next in The Rocker, which hits theaters on August 1, 2008. Transformers 2 will hit theaters on June 26, 2009.

Sound Off: What do you think of the addition of Rainn Wilson to the Transformers 2 cast? Is this thing going too comedic for you, yet?

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet.

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