Nicola Peltz Will Be the Next 'Transformers' Girl

Nicola Peltz Ya know, maybe the world's not giving the "Transformers" franchise quite enough credo for its consistent hot lady factor ... Or maybe it is.

Nicola Peltz has just signed on to star as the babe du jour for "Transformers 4," as confirmed by Michael Bay and his blog, while the series' original eye candy Megan Fox still doesn't appear to be making any cameo in the flick — though it's probably not her public tiff-ing with Bay at issue, since she's lined up to star in his "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" reboot and all.

Whatever the reason, Fox is apparently out and Peltz is in, and that means her Maxim 100 stock will be through the roof come next summer.

Peltz is best known for her work in "The Last Airbender," unfortunately, but she does currently star in the promising new A&E series "Bates Motel."

She also recently turned blonde, so step aside Rosie Huntington-Whitley and Rachael Taylor; there's a new (3-D!) Barbie doll in town, decepticons be darned.

Peltz isn't the only new kid on the block, either. Taking over for Shia LeBeouf as the central star of the flick will be Mark Wahlberg, with Jack Reynor in the passenger seat.

So ... Is "Transfomers Girl" the new "Bond Girl"? Discuss.

"Transformers 4" will hit theaters on June 27, 2014.