There was a rumor going around that Mark Wahlberg would be starring in Transformers 4, but Michael Bay shut that rumor down quickly. Currently, Bay is working with Wahlberg (along side Dwayne Johnson) on Pain & Gain, an action comedy set to release next year, and although Bay said "no" to those rumors, it looks like Marky Mark could still star in the next big robot adventure.
While the Wahlberg bit initially started off as a rumor, this news comes straight from Bay himself. The director said this on his own website:
I squashed a rumor that was on the internet last week. It was about Mark Walhberg. Mark was rumored to be staring in Transformers 4. We are working on another movie together, not T4. I had such a great time working with Mark on Pain and Gain, and he gave such a great performance – well let’s say that very internet chatter gave me some ideas. We are at the inception of our story process right now on T4. Let’s say some ideas are gaining traction with me and my writer – so I’m here to say thanks internet chatter.
You read this, and you immediately think "oh cool, Michael Bay is going to be altering the Transformers 4 script because of some internet chatter" (well, that's what went through my head when I read it). But technically, he doesn't say anything about getting Wahlberg to star, and he just has a couple of ideas floating around his head. If anything, they could be adding Wahlberg into the script in a small role. Or, maybe I'm just overanalyzing it now (it does sound pretty straight forward), and Wahlberg could even be written in as the main character. Well, whatever the case may be, Bay has something in mind, and somehow Mark Wahlberg is involved.
So what do you guys think about Marky Mark possibly starring in the next Transformers movie? What do you guys think about him being the film's protagonist?
Transformers 4 releases on June 27, 2014.
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