EXCLUSIVE: Jonah Hill Responds To ‘Transformers 2’ Rumors, Extends ‘Jump Street’ Offer To Johnny Depp

Despite contrary reports from earlier this week, Jonah Hill won’t be in the new “Transformers” movie. But he SHOULD be.

That’s my opinion, anyway, after the 24-year-old “Superbad” star told MTV News why he ultimately turned down the blockbuster project.

“I just think like I have to prove myself more in what I’m doing now, making comedies and stuff before I do the big action movie or something, you know? I’m not proven yet,” Hill confessed. “I’ve only been in one movie that people have seen that I’ve been the lead in so like, um, I could still suck in people’s minds, they don’t know yet!” (After the jump, more on “Transformers” and see him talk “Jump Street” on video!)

Hill was rumored to star as Shia LaBeouf’s college roommate, a role that presumably would have skewed comedic. The star of upcoming films like “This Side of the Truth” and “21 Jump Street” says thanks, but no thanks. Call him for “Transformers 3.”

“It was very cool of them but I thought I should make some more comedies first, you know?” Hill said. “I love the Transformers movies and Transformers was one of my favorite shows from when I was a kid. I think it’s going to be an awesome movie. Unfortunately, I’m not in it.”

If anyone needs any more proof that Hill’s head is in the right place in regards to his future career, check out what he said about his “21 Jump Street” project, which will not be made if it’s no good, he told MTV News.

But the best part? He’s even extending an olive branch to an old “21 Jump Street” veteran. Let’s hope it comes together – this one could be a doozy.

“We have an awesome thing for [Johnny] Depp, if he’ll do it,” Hill enthused. “I don’t know if he will or not, [but] it’s going to be rad!”

What do you think? Fan of Hill’s? Disappointed he won’t be in “Transformers 2”? Does his take on “Jump Street” make you confident he’ll do a good job? Sound off below.