The last time the Mark Wahlberg for “Transformers 4” rumor popped up, director Michael Bay, who is currently shooting a low-budget drama (well, for a Michael Bay movie, anyway) with Wahlberg called “Pain and Gain”, was quick to dismiss the rumor. According to Bay, while he was indeed talking with Wahlberg on the set of “Pain and Gain” about a movie, it wasn’t about “Transformers 4”. That time, at least.
Turns out, you, Internets, might have given Bay an idea, and we all know how dangerous that can be. Ahem.
Here’s what the director of explosive films and lover of all things awesome now writes on his site regarding the rumor:
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.
What does that mean exactly? I don’t know. Perhaps Wahlberg heard the rumors too and let Bay know he was interested and now they’re talking? The studio could certainly do a lot worst than letting Wahlberg front their alien transforming robots from outer space franchise.
One thing’s for sure: Bay probably wouldn’t be revisiting this rumor just for kicks. Something has to be gestating in the background that involves Wahlberg… Right?
Via : Michael Bay