In a strange case of rumors-on-the-internet-coming-true, Mark Wahlberg has been cast in Michael Bay’s upcoming Transformers 4 after Bay got the idea from rumors on the internet that Mark Wahlberg had been cast in Transformers 4…
Here was Bay’s statement from a couple of weeks ago, following the initial rumors regarding Wahlberg and Transformers 4:
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.
And just recently, to make things official, he had this to say:
“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.”
No release date has been finalized, but the film is set to begin production in the spring of next year.
Also, the logo for the movie has been unveiled. Check it out below: