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