Big Surprise: Mark Wahlberg Confirms Return for 'Transformers 5'

December 18, 2014
Source: MTV

Mark Wahlberg

After the disaster that was Transformers: Age of Extinction, we know you're just chomping at the bits to get Mark Wahlberg back on the big screen as an inventor and friend of the Autobots. Well, the good news is that the actor is currently making the publicity rounds for this month's release of The Gambler, and of course he was asked about the future of the toy-selling franchise. MTV asked if he was coming back for the inevitable Transformers 5, and Wahlberg said, "Yeah, I committed to doing a couple more… you know I can’t speak for Mr. Bay, but something tells me we’ll be on the set soon.” Wait, what's that about Bay now?

Back in 2012 we heard that Age of Extinction would be the last Transformers movie that Michael Bay would direct (though he said that for Dark of the Moon too). However, just this past spring, he also said that the latest movie kicks off a new trilogy. So it's not surprising to hear that Wahlberg is signed for two more films, but it remains to be seen if Bay can actually stay away from Transformers or not. If Bay doesn't step up to the plate, is there a new director out there who can make this franchise fun again? I'm doubtful, but I'm not without hope. But for now, I'm bored with Transformers. How about you?

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Reader Feedback - 25 Comments


Bay has already said he will not be directing, but he will be staying on as a producer.

matthew south on Dec 18, 2014


Hey! He just wants to make some movies his kids can watch... Eff THAT!~

DAVIDPD on Dec 18, 2014


I say reboot this franchise as a kick-a$$ CGI animated film series that is ALL about the autobots vs decepticons and doesn't take place on Earth. All CGI, but go PG-13 and don't try to make it a comedy/kiddy film. Take a note from the Beowulf 2007 movie. Far from a masterpiece, but we need more 'animated films' that aren't exclusively rated G and PG.

Chris Groves on Dec 18, 2014


Around when the first one came out that was my opinion as well, but after these, I've started to think that I wouldn't enjoy it much. Seeing huge robots in contemporary human cities and meeting humans is pretty entertaining, and while Beowulf was pretty cool because of its setting and story, with Transformers I feel like it would just be a video game scene.

OfficialJab on Dec 19, 2014


The 4th movie was badass and you know it. You're super cool for jumping on the Transformers hating bandwagon by the way. Good job. Clearly they're hugely popular, look how much they've all made. Quit being a douchebag.

davidshaw on Dec 18, 2014


Are you seriously calling this garbage badass? Where are your standards? The flashy CGI doesn't mean squat. Bandwagon? There isn't a wagon big enough for this utter pile of shit. And of course, because it made sooo much money MUST mean one thing: Its awesome. Right. Quite being sucked in by garbage.

Sascha Dikiciyan on Dec 18, 2014


nah bro, it wasn't good, but there were some wicked moments tho, I will give you that.

me on Dec 19, 2014


Yes, if there's one thing that proves the quality of something, it's popularity. That's why Two and a Half Men is such a great show and reality television is top notch entertainment.

Ethan Anderton on Dec 19, 2014


You can never say when Bay is being serious....oh "if I can't succeed with Pearl Harbor I'll quit directing". We all know how that went. "This is my last Transformers" pfft I'll see you on the credit for the next one. I can only hope someone can step in and try something different please.

TK on Dec 19, 2014


Maye be he want Oscar for best actor!

Pincode on Dec 19, 2014


I'd rather watch the Girlie Ghostbusters.

Eggyweggs on Dec 19, 2014


I only watch Transformers films for robot violence, so they never fail me. So yeah, more please 😛

Tuomas Lassila on Dec 19, 2014


BTW, if you are bored with Transformers, why don't you let somebody else like Alex Billington write about them in the future then?

Tuomas Lassila on Dec 19, 2014


there is always a sequence in any michael bay that you say, man, this movie may have sucked but that scene was F**KING incredible

me on Dec 19, 2014


I cant wait for the day this gets rebooted by someone who gives a shit about the source and its story line.

Rock n Rollllll on Dec 19, 2014


This times infinity. So much potential.

avconsumer2 on Dec 19, 2014


I don't usually use an argument like this, but people who hate these movies and call them disasters.. I don't know what they want. I don't see how you can deny having fun watching them unless you're just not into action blockbusters. For goofy cool movies to kick back and just enjoy, they're incredible. Damn right I'll watch Wahlberg in T5

OfficialJab on Dec 19, 2014


I enjoyed the first and third films in the franchise very much. Those had coherent stories and decent characters. But the second and fourth films have terrible stories and are far too long.

Ethan Anderton on Dec 19, 2014


-incoming rambling opinion- I'd say all their stories are about equally as good/bad... although the first one is about the cube.. which is whatever - the third was about transporting Cybertron to Earth...? And a businessman is helping them? I like the 2nd most despite Skids and Mudflap, because the climactic desert battle was totally kickass and seemed to go on forever. Otherwise it had great locations like the museum and obviously those in Africa. And while fans of the show were cranky about Devastator, seeing his face get blown in half by the railgun as he tumbles down the pyramid was great. Also it was probably the funniest of all of them. I only saw 4 one time, and don't remember it too well other than a cool chase later on between human characters over and through buildings, but one thing that struck me dead in the theater for some reason was the moment where they're on a road, turn around and Lockdown is walking toward them with his huge ship behind him. I don't know if the soundtrack did something there or if it was just the image but that was a great sequence for some reason. In comclusion - oh well.

OfficialJab on Dec 19, 2014


Where are the hackers now?!?!?!?

CoosCoos on Dec 19, 2014


T4 was TRASH! I'll 'obtain' it from the internet.

Lagoya on Dec 19, 2014


Can this franchise please just end. I only saw T4 for the dinobots (with great disappointment as they were only shown the last 15 minutes of the movie...along with the rest of the movie being garbage). I don't care if Nolan were to direct, this franchise needs to end.

JBrotsis on Dec 19, 2014


I remember when T4 was announced Bay went on and on about how humans will have very little part in this movie and story will be much different and blah f***ing blah! This movie turned out EXACTLY like the other 3; Extremely warped character backgrounds, RIDICULOUS script, the predictable Transformer CHEESEY lines, and DUMB romance ties. It's just disappointingly exhausting on how the studios greenlight such garbage that in no way pay any justice to material of the original source.

Rock n Rollllll on Dec 19, 2014


The last installment was horrible! It just wouldn't END!

TyeFighterPilot on Dec 21, 2014


YES, more transformers please!

RobotProphet on Dec 23, 2014

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