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Confirmed: 'Transformers 4' Lands Mark Wahlberg and Gets New Logo

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November 8, 2012
Source: Michael Bay

Optimus Prime / Mark Wahlberg

Well, that was fast. Just after hearing yesterday that Michael Bay might have changed his mind about considering Mark Wahlberg for a role in Transformers 4 (it should really be called Trans4mers) after an Internet rumor pegged the Contraband and Ted star for the sequel, Paramount Pictures has confirmed that with a press release. The announcement simply says, "After an exceptionally successful collaboration on the upcoming Pain and Gain, Michael Bay has cast Academy Award nominee Mark Wahlberg in the highly anticipated Transformers 4." It doesn't get anymore official than that. Oh, and there's a new logo as well!

Here's the new logo for Michael Bay's Transformers 4 straight from Paramount Pictures:

Transformers 4 - Logo

Bay commented on the news saying, "Mark is awesome. We had a blast working on Pain and Gain and I’m so fired up to be back working with him. An actor of his caliber is the perfect guy to re-invigorate the franchise and carry on the Transformers legacy." I'm sure Bay will reward Wahlberg with some supermodel co-star or extras on set. This is supposedly Bay's last outing with Transformers as a director before passing the baton to someone else, and this sequel will serve as more of a reboot with some of the robot characters carrying over, but not any of the humans. The film will hit theaters June 27th, 2014, stay tuned for more.

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Reader Feedback - 19 Comments

1

Ummm did we need another one of these?

Brian Sleider on Nov 8, 2012

2

Disappointed in you Mark.

Guy who comments on things on Nov 8, 2012

3

Imagine the number of 0's that's gonna be on Wahlberg's check...

Zach Both on Nov 8, 2012

4

Hey there Grimlock it me, Mark Whalberg. You know me. Serously. It's the only way I'll stand in line for T4.

Akirakorn on Nov 8, 2012

5

"Say hello to your Decepticon for me"

Oblique on Nov 8, 2012

6

Don't care.

Nielsen700 on Nov 8, 2012

7

Oh nice...another logo geared towards the decepticons. Although there's no way this movie is going to involve the decepticons triumphing through the entire movie and then loosing by the end; cuz I mean that hasn't happened in the past three already. Right?

JBrotsis on Nov 8, 2012

8

I'm more curious who the hell is going to be leading the Cons, after the events of DOTM.

VAharleywitch on Nov 9, 2012

9

Say all the negative stuff you want, this film will make tons of money and I bet you will end up going to see it.

Benjamin Moore on Nov 8, 2012

10

I will rent it. Will not drop 10 bucks at the theater though. Of course it will make tons of money, thats whats so annoying about it.

Brian Sleider on Nov 9, 2012

11

Uh, yeah, come on, can ya feel it?

guest@gmail.com on Nov 8, 2012

12

I hate Wahlberg. I refuse to see this.

One Eyed Asian Man on Nov 8, 2012

13

Cash-IN! Transform!!!

Micah Wilkins on Nov 8, 2012

14

Love the logo, Wahlberg not so much.

Davide Coppola on Nov 9, 2012

15

"What?!? Nooooooo!"

SuicidalOptimist on Nov 9, 2012

16

My nephew loves it. I loved it when I was his age. We will be there just to watch his excitement.

mooreworthy on Nov 9, 2012

17

he better not be the main character...

icycleragon on Nov 9, 2012

18

Fuck the haters, Im in, and Ill have a blast seeing it.

Cody W on Nov 9, 2012

19

i hate wahlberg,he may be a good partner for "Peter North"!

Tim on Nov 10, 2012

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