Internet Got Michael Bay to Put Mark Wahlberg in 'Transformers 4'?
Just a couple weeks ago, there was a rumor going around that Michael Bay was looking to put Mark Wahlberg in Transformers 4 after meeting with the actor following their work on Pain & Gain. However, Bay quickly debunked the rumor saying: "The Mark Wahlberg T4 rumor is just a rumor. Mark and I are talking about another film project." However, either Bay isn't very good with flip-flopping or the Internet gave him a fantastic idea, because on Halloween (via Comic Book Movie), Bay updated his blog to reveal in a very roundabout way that he's working with the screenwriter to get Wahlberg a part in the sequel.
Bay wrote this statement on his own blog:
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.
So the casting isn't set in stone, but it sounds like Bay is creating a role for Wahlberg, or maybe just tailoring an already existing character for the sequel. Wahlberg would be an interesting addition as he has great action and comedy chops, both of which can be utilized in Transformers. However, it's not clear how big his role would be either. Recent rumors suggested the film would follow a young, female protagonist and her boyfriend, switching up the dynamic of Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox/Rosie Huntington-Whiteley just a bit. Anyway, it's still early, but we'll try to keep you updated on Transformers 4. Thoughts?