Mark Wahlberg may need to thank the internet for landing him a role in Transformers 4

A few weeks ago news hit that Michael Bay and Mark Wahlberg were considering a reunion after hitting it off while shooting their low-budget action-comedy Pain & Gain, which opens in April. Bay apparently wanted Wahlberg to lead Transformers 4, but the director quickly denied the speculation on his official blog and insisted “Mark and I are talking about another film project.”

This speculation got Michael Bay thinking, and he’s now updated his blog thanking the internet for the idea. It looks like Mark Wahlberg may end up in Transformers 4 after all.

Here’s his update:

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.


Transformers 4 is set to open June 2014, which means over the upcoming months we’ll be hearing a lot more details about the new cast. Bay has already confirmed that none of the humans from the Transformers trilogy will be returning, so if you want an actor to appear in the new film just create some casting speculation. Michael Bay may be watching.