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Michael Bay may transform Mark Wahlberg into Transformers 4 after all

Nov. 7, 2012by: Paul Shirey

Well, it appears that director Michael Bay has been influenced by the various web dialogue that's taken place since the rumor of Mark Wahlberg appearing in TRANSFORMERS 4 was shot down by the man himself.  From his official site, Bay reignited the rumors of Wahlberg's involvement in the franchise sequel, saying:

"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."

Hmm, interesting.  Let me just put this out there; I personally think that the involvement of a high profile actor, especially one who belongs in a big-budget action film, is a good move.  Shia Lebouf did well in the first outing, but it was a steady decline of screaming "Optimus!" at the top of his lungs in the sequels and coming off as genuinely annoying that kind of soured the lead.  Granted, the movie is about robots that talk, but having a human that we can root for sure does help.

If Bay does actually cast Wahlberg I think it has potential to be cool.  If there's anything TRANSFORMERS 4 needs is some star power we can cheer on.  Also, a good script, coherent story, more robots, less people.  Y'know, the usual. 

I hope Bay makes a solid film.  I gain nothing from another bad TRANSFORMERS films, because I'm a fan of Bay's and I'll see whatever he does, even if I hate myself in the morning.  I'd rather wake up happy for once. 

Bay and Wahlberg will release PAIN AND GAIN, co-starring Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Rebel Wilson, Ed Harris, Ken Jeong, and Rob Corddry, on April 26, 2013, while TRANSFORMERS 4 is slated for a June 27, 2014 release.

Extra Tidbit: If not Wahlberg, then who?

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3:45PM on 11/08/2012
EXTRA TIDBIT: Jason Statham.this guy deserves a big budget franchise.he can even punch the Robots to death.wahlberg and statham is also a good idea
EXTRA TIDBIT: Jason Statham.this guy deserves a big budget franchise.he can even punch the Robots to death.wahlberg and statham is also a good idea
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10:26PM on 11/07/2012

if not Whalberg, then the Rock

GI Joe
Fast and Furious

isn't he the go-to guy when u want to inject some new life into your action franchise?
GI Joe
Fast and Furious

isn't he the go-to guy when u want to inject some new life into your action franchise?
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9:09PM on 11/07/2012
Transformers needs a new director if they are recasting the whole movie, it would be like hiring Sam Ramsi to direct Spider-Man 4 with a whole new cast.
Transformers needs a new director if they are recasting the whole movie, it would be like hiring Sam Ramsi to direct Spider-Man 4 with a whole new cast.
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8:15PM on 11/07/2012
Extra tidbit: If not Mark Wahlberg, I hope the rumor about Jason Statham a while ago might turn out to be true.
Extra tidbit: If not Mark Wahlberg, I hope the rumor about Jason Statham a while ago might turn out to be true.
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8:07PM on 11/07/2012

Hell, i'm a Mark Wahlberg fan. I'd be down to see this.

Rumours of Jason Statham being in this also caught my attention. Why not both? Anyone remember The Italian Job? They played along great with each other.
Rumours of Jason Statham being in this also caught my attention. Why not both? Anyone remember The Italian Job? They played along great with each other.
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5:27PM on 11/07/2012

Extra tidbit:

Who cares?
Who cares?
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2:15PM on 11/07/2012

Any news on Transformers 4 is irrelevent.

As it will be completely fucking shit.

Much like the Ninja Turtles movie that Bay's studio is sure to butcher, this film is much left un-reported on, ignored and without anyone needlessly getting their hopes up for. For those who for some reason refuse to see that inevitability, then at the very least could we edit every article about anything Bay or Platinum Dunes produces so that they have the phrase "....but it doesn't matter because it will be completely shit" after each
As it will be completely fucking shit.

Much like the Ninja Turtles movie that Bay's studio is sure to butcher, this film is much left un-reported on, ignored and without anyone needlessly getting their hopes up for. For those who for some reason refuse to see that inevitability, then at the very least could we edit every article about anything Bay or Platinum Dunes produces so that they have the phrase "....but it doesn't matter because it will be completely shit" after each paragraph.

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