The rumors are true — Ted-star Mark Wahlberg will be waging war with the Autobots and Decepticons in Transformers 4 when its unleashed in theaters on June 27, 2014.
Wahlberg joins the film’s cast after rumors began circulating a few weeks ago that he would be starring in the next Transformers.
As reported by ComingSoon.net, director Michael Bay at first denied rumors that Walhberg would be in the next Transformers, but later thanked “internet chatter” for giving him and his writers the idea of putting Wahlberg in the film.
Bay and Wahlberg are currently working on another film together, the upcoming Pain & Gain. In the action flick, Wahlberg stars with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as criminal bodybuilders. Bay describes Wahlberg as “the perfect guy to re-invigorate the franchise and carry on the Transformers’ legacy.”
No plot details have surfaced for Transformers 4, but Bay mentioned in an interview with The Los Angeles Times back in June that it will be the last Transformers film (for him, anyways), and that they’re “taking it in a new direction.”
Although the first three films in the franchise aren’t exactly critically praised, they are some of the most profitable movies in history. The first film alone, which helped make international stars out of Shia LeBeouf and Megan Fox, made over $700 million worldwide when it was released in 2007.
Along with the announcement of Mark Wahlberg’s involvement, the fourth film’s logo has been released and can be found below.
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